Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

CFRI’s online ‘Living Mindfully with CF’ class – created and taught by Julie Desch, MD, who herself has cystic fibrosis (CF), draws upon Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction techniques and focuses these practices specifically to living with CF.


  • Open to individuals with CF and their family members (spouses/partners, parents, siblings) from across the United States and beyond
  • Participants must be at least 16 years old
  • Classes include a 10-15 minute movement practice, 20 minute guided meditation, small group breakout period, a 20 minute talk, as well as time for questions and answers
  • The class is online, and is interactive
  • Participants can meet each other, see each other, talk, and learn from each other 

Topics covered

  • Class One (April 23) – What is Mindfulness : Introduction to Body Scan.
  • Class Two (April 30) – Mindfulness of Body and Breath : Introduction to gentle seated movement practice
  • Class Three (May 7) – Mindfulness of Thinking : Introduction to gentle standing movement practice
  • Class Four (May 14) – Mindfulness of Emotion : Introduction to walking meditation
  • Class Five (May 21) – Working with Uncertainty : Introduction to Qigong practice
  • Class Six (May 28) – Self-Compassion and Resilience

REGISTRATION Class full. Stay tuned for future class dates!

Made possible through grants from Chiesi USA, Gilead Sciences and Genentech.