Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction of San Antonio
                                                 VitaLife Insight 

MBSR 5-day Intensive

The next 5-Day Intensive MBSR Workshop had not been scheduled

Join us at the Silver Spur Guest Ranch, Bandera, Texas for five days of intensive
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and meditation instruction. 

This class is designed especially for those who do not have access to or time available to attend an 8-week training program. 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
and meditation can assist individuals in managing their lives and reactions to stress. This training will help attendees re-awaken to their own lives, to become acutely aware of themselves and the world around them through mindfulness, meditation, and personal insight. Attendees dee
pen self-understanding, learn techniques to cope with stress, and connect and communicate more intimately with the people, events, and situations in their lives.

Based on the 8-week course developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the 5-day intensive allows attendees to 'get away rom it all' and immerse themselves in quiet, peace, and nature with others  of like mind. 

You will learn MBSR while spending time on authentic "Texas Dude Ranch". While learning, you can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, fresh air, and Texas hospitality. The ranch has miles of hiking trails, areas to sit and enjoy the view, and a fossil dig site.    
 Horses, goats, donkeys, & longhorn cattle share the land. Riding is available during 'down time'. 

        DATES: To Be Announced!
                         Silver Spur Ranch,  Bandera, Texas
    For more information on this class at the Silver Spur Guest Ranch.
This rooster looks angry; but he's really
just watching out for the chickens!!  

Texas is a Different Place... Texas Wildflowers...

This longhorn has an itch. Longhorns graze
peacefully in the pasture. You can walk
out and talk with them; but not too close!

If you have questions, please email (vitalifeinsight@gmail.com or genergo@gmail.com) or call me at 210-391-8000.

Tuition cost ($500) does not include accommodations.
Please contact the 
Silver Spur Ranch for a range of accommodation or prices. They have lowered their prices for this workshop.  
While accommodations include all meals, prices may vary depending on whether attendees are willing to share a room
or want to ride horses during their stay (and how often). 
Ask about a special price for Military.


 Dr. Valerie Rice, PhD, CPE, OTR/L, FAOTA, FHFES

  Dr. Valerie Rice is a researcher, a human factors engineer/ergonomist, an occupational therapist, and a               mindfulness instructor. She conducts research on mindfulness, cognition, attention, resilience, job  
  performance,  and learning. She began teaching meditation in the 1980's to Soldiers and family members
  on Ft. Bragg, N.C. She  began teaching MBSR to Soldiers, Veterans, and civilian populations over the last
  several years, and has presented  workshops on Mindfulness with Dr. Steve Hickman, Alan Goldstein, and
  COL Michael Brumage at the International  Mindfulness Conference, 10 and 11th
Annual International
  Scientific Conference: Investigating and Integrating  Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society
  with Dr. Andy Imada and Conne Bazley at the 55th Annual  Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference
Her         research on mindfulness has been featured in The Mindfulness  Movie. She has edited three books and     published/presented over 100 articles. She has  attended mindfulness-  based stress reduction training at the       University of Massachusetts Medical School Center  for Mindfulness and  silent meditation retreats at Spirit
  Rock, CA.

Dr. Rice has attended courses, including:

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine: A 5-Day Professional Training  Retreat taught/directed Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Saki Santorelli, at the Omega Center.
  • 9-Day Practicum in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Living Inside Participant-Practitioner Perspectives, which included Mindfulness Tools for the Full Catastrophe: A 5-Day Intensive in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction taught/directed by Melissa Blacker and Florence Meleo-Myer.
  • The 8-day Teacher Development Intensive course taught by Florence Meleo-Meyer from the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness.  
  • Silent retreats at Spirit Rock, with Gil Fronsdal, Sharda Rogell, Mary Grace Orr, and John Travis) 5-day and 7-day.
  • A three-day workshop by Dr. Steve Hickman and ~4, 8-week Mindfulness Courses in a virtual world with instructors Dr. Steve Hickman and Allan Goldstein (UCSD Mindfulness Center).
  • Omega-based Alternative Medicine for Veterans (2012, 2013) and Healing Retreats for Women Military Veterans (2012, 2013).
  • Dr. Rice has been meditating and teaching meditation since 1978.

Join us! on the mat, on the cushion, on the horse

Mindfully meditating, walking on trails, and digging for fossils

Watching the sun go down, sitting round the campfire, and communing with the donkeys

On the Horse
Onto the Trail!

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Valerie J. Berg Rice ***************************************************************************************************************

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) of San Antonio

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Contact us at: VitaLifeInsight@gmail.com or call 210-391-8000

                                  This is an entirely different class at the ranch, but you can see that a class at the ranch can be fun!
                                             (This was a class on Energy Medicine by Eva Gold, I'm next to last on the far right.)

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