MBSR in Tucson with Dr. Teri Davis

For a happier and healthier new year, practice mindfulness.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week program developed in the mid- seventies by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and introduced in the hospital at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. MBSR is the Gold Standard for teaching a learnable set of skills in mindful awareness.

Dr. Davis is a licensed naturopathic physician and a certified MBSR instructor; licensed to practice medicine by the State of Arizona (Lic. # 78-327), and certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. (There are fewer than 100 certified MBSR instructors in North America and only 2 in Arizona [the other one is in Phoenix].)

The next MBSR classes begin in February.


MBSR is an evidence-based program of intensive training in mindfulness meditation showing consistent and reproducible reductions in medical and psychological symptoms across a wide range of diagnoses. MBSR has been recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as an evidence based program through the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

     WHEN? & WHERE?

MONDAY 6-7 pm, drop-in meditation, everybody welcome, Tucson Vet Center, 2525 E. Broadway (at Tucson Blvd.), Suite 100.

TUESDAY 6-8:30 pm, MBSR for Women, Saguaro Christian Church, 8302 E. Broadway (at Sarnoff), Saguaro Room. (Beginning Jan. 30.)

WEDNESDAY 6-8:30 pm, MBSR, everybody welcome, Ada McCormick Bldg., 1401 E. 1st St. (at Highland Ave.), Library. (Beginning Jan. 31.)

THURSDAY 1-3:30 pm, MBSR for VA-enrolled veterans and their partners, SAVAHCS*, Bldg. 2, Room N-179. (Beginning Feb. 8.)

FRIDAY 12-12:30 pm12:30-1 pm; drop-in meditation for staff, patients, and volunteers at SAVAHCS*, Bldg. 2, Room N-179.

* Southern Arizona VA Health Care System



Learn to navigate your inner and outer worlds with greater ease and equanimity. Attend the introduction class on Thursday, Feb. 2, or Wednesday, Feb. 8 to learn more about mindfulness, about the upcoming MBSR classes and, if you are interested, to register for a class.

     HOW MUCH?

WEDNESDAY CLASS: $300. (There is a very generous sliding scale for those who cannot afford this, nobody is turned away, there is no cost for veterans or active duty.)

THURSDAY CLASS: No charge, no referral required, must be VA-enrolled For more information, please contact Dr. Davis at, or by phone at 520-404-6685.


All classes free to veterans, service members, their partners and families thanks to donations to Purple Mountain Institute.


Mondays — drop-in meditation — Tucson Vet Center, 2525 E. Broadway, 6-7 pm. (NE corner of Broadway and Tucson Blvd.) These classes are open to everybody at no charge. (The Vet Center is closed on all federal holidays.)

Wednesdays — MBSR — Library at Ada McCormick Bldg., 1401 E. 1st St. (NE corner of First St. and Highland Ave. – one block south of Speedway and one block east of Mountain.)

Thursdays — MBSR — Bldg. 2, Room N-179, SAVAHCS (Southern Arizona VA Health Care System). These classes are open to veterans and/or their partners, vets must be VA-enrolled.

Fridays — drop-in meditation — SAVAHCS for staff, volunteers, and veterans; Bldg. 2, Room N-179; 12-12:30, 12:30-1 pm.