Evidence-Based

MBSR is the most scientifically researched mindfulness program available.

Mental Performance

MBSR may lead to structural changes in the brain that can increase mental performance.

Change Habitual Reactivity patterns

Respond rather than react to stressors and difficulty.

Emotion regulation

Cultivate self-awareness, improve communication skills and improve self-analysis skills.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
8-week program

Although stress is at the cause of many physical illnesses and psychological disorders, it is not often diagnosed or treated at the root level. There are very few resources that effectively treat stress as a condition. MBSR is an 8-week intensive course, backed by 41 years of research, proven to reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety. Utilizing curriculum developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD at UMASS Center for Mindfulness, this non-clinical (i.e. not group therapy) course is designed to teach mind-body awareness, recognize and put to use our inner psychological resources to respond to toxic stress, increase stress hardiness, focus, creativity, regulate emotions, and allow a greater sense of self-care and well-being. No prior mindfulness or meditation experience necessary.
Open to adults, 18 and over, who are committed to self-exploration and self-care.

About Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

This course is a must for anyone who wishes to reframe how he or she thinks about themselves as well as the world around them.

“As a fellow at the University of Arizona’s Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, I learned a bit about MBSR and the profound effect mindfulness can have on health and healing but never had the opportunity to experience the class itself. As 19 others and myself gathered for our first class there was a clear sense of anxiety in the air. “Is this right for me?”, “I feel so anxious.”, “How can I sit quietly for 20 minutes?”, “Will this really impact my life?” Fast-forward 8 weeks and the feelings are totally different. There is a palpable sense of collective calm and a completely different perspective on the true meaning of living. No longer are the people in the class constrained by their self-defeating thoughts and beliefs. They now exude a sense of calm, peace and control of their lives. They now understand how to turn stress from a threat to their lives into a challenge to be embraced. This course is a must for anyone who wishes to reframe how he or she thinks about themselves as well as the world around them. Truly life changing.” – Dr. Andrew Nish, Medical Director of the  John Stoddard Cancer Center (Spring 2020 MBSR graduate)

81% of Grads Reduce Stress

After completing Allison’s MBSR course,
81% of graduates reduced their
perceived stress levels

34% average reduction

Allison’s MBSR graduates reduced 
their perceived stress levels by an
average of 34% 

Discover the healing power of mindfulness from the comfort of your own home or office, meeting virtually via the  Zoom classroom. Register now, space is limited

Class Details – Winter 2021 Cycle

Required Orientation: Please attend ONE: Monday, December 21 {or} 28, 2020 5:00-6:30PM (CST)

Class Dates & Times: 
Monday evenings: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 5:00-7:30pm (CST)

Day of Mindfulness Retreat
: Saturday, February 6, 9:00am-2:00pm (CST) on Zoom.

Location
:   Zoom Virtual Classroom  High-speed internet connection is required. Laptop or desktop with speaker, microphone, and video capability: please, no phones. 

Registration Deadline
: Friday, December 25, 2020

Minimum / Maximum:  12 / 20

Tuition

Tuition: $295 per person (approx. $11 per class time hour – 26 total hours class time.)

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations made 7 or more days prior to date of first class: Full fee is transferable for use within 6 months from session start date.
Cancellations made 24 to 72 hours prior to date of first class: 50% of full fee is transferable for use within 6 months from session start date.
Less than 24 hours notice prior to date of first class, no shows, and withdrawing mid-class: Full fee is forfeited.
If you pay via the online credit card system or Paypal and you request a refund, From Within Wellness, LLC will refund you the total amount less a 5% surcharge fee for credit card processing.

MBSR Graduate Testimonials

Dont’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

Especially during these challenging times of COVID-19, when we are separated by space and the unknown, Allison Peet’s MBSR course creates a place to come together in the spirit of mindfulness. Her creativity in providing the course content safely via zoom has been invaluable to our group. This course is for anyone who has even the slightest inclination to explore non medicinal ways to cope with the anxiety, stress, and even the physical pain of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment. It is for anyone who wants to feel better in their own skin. It is for those who seek a greater sense of calm and peace in their life. I did not expect it to be so impactful! Thank you Allison!

A.R. SPRING 2020 GRAD


Out of all the wellness classes I have taken, I’ve never felt like my time and money was more well spent on this class! Thank you!

B.H. Summer 2018 grad

I am a multiple myeloma patient. Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer that affects the bone marrow. Living with cancer is never easy. MBSR provides tools to cope with the new reality of life with cancer. MBSR helped me establish a personal practice of mindfulness, meditation and yoga to deal with the cancer and its treatment. The mindfulness and meditation helped reduce the anxiety and pain associated with cancer. The gentle yoga helped me restore my body from the side effects of treatment. 

B.K. Summer 2019 Grad
About Allison PEet

Allison Peet is a certified MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Instructor trained at UMass   Center for Mindfulness, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD and the  Mindfulness Center at Brown University. She is trained through   Mindful Schools and teaches mindfulness to youth, K-12 and is also a certified yoga instructor. She’s taught since 2016 and has over 150 graduates of the course that have reduced perceived toxic stress levels an average of 34%. Of those graduates, 81% lowered their stress levels. She’s completed multiple week-long silent meditation retreats and has a daily practice. Allison has a personal path of living and working with chronic stress and anxiety which is why she started her own business in 2015,    From Within Wellness, LLC, to benefit others. She is committed to creating a more mindful community by helping people develop pragmatic life skills in attentional strength, present moment awareness, self-compassion, and stress resiliency.

What is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction?

Course objectives

  • How to stabilize and focus attention to use internal psychological resources for greater self-care.
  • Identify Automatic Habitual Stress Reactivity and Mindfulness Mediated Stress Response, and respond more wisely to stressful events.
  • How to work skillfully with difficult emotions, thoughts, and unpleasant physical sensations.
  • Build techniques on how to respond more wisely to stressful events and difficult communication.


  • Recognize judgement, negative thought patterns and reactivity in a non-judgmental, engaged manner by cultivating self-compassion, embodied presence, and acceptance.
  • Create a personal, on-going mindfulness meditation practice.

What to expect from MBSR

Classes focus on the experiential cultivation of both “formal” and “informal” mindfulness practices such as gentle yoga, mindful movement, and meditation as a foundation for the cultivation of psychological and emotional resilience that can be effectively utilized across the adult life span. The group meets once per week for 8 weeks for 2.5 hours. 

Each participant is expected to complete assigned home practice on their own, such as meditation, body scan, yoga, the other 6 days per week for about 30-45 minutes per day. Attendance is taken each class meeting. One teacher lead, silent Day of Mindfulness retreat experience is included to deepen the practice of seamless, meditative awareness (approx. 6 hours: 9am-3pm). This is held on a weekend day following week 5 or 6 class.

What makes Allison’s classes unique?

  • You get full access to Allison via phone, text or email during the MBSR program for extra support and encouragement. 


  • You will fill out a self-evaluation of of your perceived stress levels both before and after the program to see how much your stress levels lower after engaging in the practice.
  • All students receive individual attention before and during the course as a check-in to make sure the class is effective and you’re experiencing benefit.


  • Students complete writing reflections based on their goals and complete a letter written to themselves. Allison keeps these packets and mails them back to students 3-4 months after the course is completed.
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