CCECS offers stress reduction series

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Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) announces the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) series. Classes will be held every other Saturday from 1 -5:30 p.m. in the UH Hilo Old Gym, June 3 through July 29, with a retreat day on July 15 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuition is $150.

This in-depth program is taught by Bernie Schreck, a long-time instructor of meditation and mindful living. Participants will learn to manage the symptoms of stress, chronic illness or pain, and improve their quality of life through diverse techniques such as guided meditation, gentle, mindful yoga and breathing exercises. They will also receive daily home practice assignments. A Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workbook by Bob Stahl, Ph.D. and Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is required. Participants will also need to bring a yoga mat and light blanket.

Private and non-government employers/businesses may qualify for a 50% tuition waiver through the State's Employment & Training Fund (ETF). For details, visit and apply at least 10 business days before the start of class.

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