Family Hospice to Host Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

Family Hospice and Palliative Care President and CEO Barbara Ivanko, MSW, will conduct a seven-week course on “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction” (MSBR), February 11 through April 1, at Family Hospice’s education center, 50 Moffett St., in Mt. Lebanon. Based on the acclaimed program developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, these sessions are designed to teach participants how to reduce stress and anxiety, enhance good health and improve coping techniques. The best candidates for MBSR are motivated to take better care of themselves and draw upon their inner strengths for greater ease  of living.

Sessions will take place Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30 and include one half-day retreat on March 22. The $350 registration fee covers all sessions, the half-day retreat and related materials. All fees support the nonprofit mission of Family Hospice and Palliative Care. Space is limited. Please email to register. For more information, visit

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