Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is an evidence-based practice effective in reducing stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD symptoms, as well as chronic pain and increasing physical and emotional health. Inquiries are welcome about customized classes for agencies, corporations, and family groups.




Next class session begins Monday, April 15th, 2019 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and runs for 8 weeks (not consecutive), ending on June 24, 2019. No classes on May 6, May 27 (Memorial Day), & June 10.

Class meets on the following Mondays from 7:30- 9:00 p.m.: 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/13, 5/20, 6/3, 6/17, 6/24.



Class includes a workbook. Maximum of 7 participants permitted and minimum of 4 needed for the class to run. Meditation and gentle yoga are integrated into the program as well as the science behind mindfulness.

We will be meeting at 15 W. Merchants Drive Oswego, IL 60543. Please use the North entrance. We are located on the same street as Enzo’s Salon and Spa. Please dress comfortably. Herbal tea will be served at each session. We are in the second brick professional building on the East side of the road.

IL Social Work CEUs are available for $40.00.



Tuition is $525.00. Save $25.00 and pay by cash or check. Please make checks payable to Kristen Brendel, PhD and mail to 15 W. Merchants Drive Oswego, IL 60543. Payment plans are also available.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL PPO is also accepted, which may cover 100% of the course. Contact your insurance for a quote of benefits. If paying with insurance, a $75.00 deposit is due at the time of registration, which is fully refundable if all 8 classes are attended. Refunds will be made one to ten days after the session ends by check to your address on file. No make-ups or refunds are available for missed or late class sessions.


This practice accepts IL BCBS PPO and this insurance may cover cost of the program (after yearly deductible has been met). Kindly contact Dr. Kristen Brendel with any questions at drkristen@kristenbrendel.com