All Articles: Mind-Body

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Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, there have been few opportunities for mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) facilitators to gather in person to share, learn, and connect. The Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing changed that in April with a workshop to convene MBSR trainers in a spirit of renewal.

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Hundreds of people across Minnesota and around the world tune into the Bakken Center’s free Mindful Mondays sessions each week. 

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Writer, researcher, speaker. Professor, mentor, and “social worker to the core”: Mark Umbreit embodies all these roles and more. He does it with a warm, low-key demeanor that belies his international influence in the field he helped nurture.