‘MBSR: A Journey Inward’ by Peter Snyder after meditation 9/18 at 6:30PM

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    “MBSR: A Journey Inward” is the title of a talk to be given at the Emerald Coast Meditation Society Sept. 18 by Peter Snyder. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, or MBSR, was started by author Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1995 when he founded the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts.
    The free ECMS meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. with a 30-minute meditation at 480 N. Co. Hwy. 393, Santa Rosa Beach, one-half mile north of Hwy. 98. The ECMS is ecumenical and does not follow any religion.
    Snyder will talk about the origins of MBSR along with some of the research and documented life changes associated with mindfulness practice. He will also discuss current and future MBSR programs in this area.
    Snyder recently completed his bachelor of social work degree from Florida State University and is starting on a master’s degree in social work this fall. Also in 2014, he completed teacher training in MBSR from the University of Massachusetts.
    He currently runs a prison program in MBSR and this month will start an MBSR program for the public. He has trained in the Kwan Um school of Zen Buddhism since 2009 and this year will become a full dharma teacher. He also is a certified yoga teacher and has just started on his second 200-hour yoga teacher certification. He teaches yoga in Panama City to both the public and to people who have suffered traumatic brain injury.
    Born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., Snyder has moved around a lot. He first went to Panama City 12 years ago, then tried other parts of the South. He has lived in Panama City for the last five years.
    The evening will conclude with a short guided meditation. The ECMS meets on the first and third Thursday of every month except July and August. Anyone who needs meditation instruction should arrive by 6:15 p.m. For information contact Nancy James, nancyjames@embarqmail.com.


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