The mindfulness training program is an 8-week program for adults with a cancer history with a focus on supporting you with additional skills to manage cancer-related stress and other chronic stress. Mindfulness training has been researched with patients with cancer history and has a strong positive impact on important outcomes including quality of life, anxiety reduction and stress management.
The program is based on Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery (MBCR) which was developed by Linda Carlson and Michael Speca for individuals impacted by cancer. Mindfulness-Based Recovery is based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), an 8-week course developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn which was initially developed to help people suffering from illness/pain to reduce stress and improve their health and wellbeing
This is an 8-week course with weekly meetings. Classes are typically on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:30 PM. Please contact us directly to find out when the next scheduled group will begin at 469.814.4850 or email Dr. Taylor at
Desire.Taylor@BSWHealth.org for more information.
We meet in the Health and Wellness Center in Pavilion 1, Suite 400, at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano, 4708 Alliance Boulevard Plano, Texas 75093.
Both men and women are welcome. The group will include individuals who are recently diagnosed, some who are engaged in treatment, those who are post-treatment, some who are a few years out of the post-treatment window and others who remain on a daily treatment regimen.
Individuals interested in attending will be encouraged to complete an intake with Dr. Desiré Taylor prior to admission to the group. The intake session will likely be billed to your insurance. The course is free.
During intake, we will discuss the possible inclusion of caretaker or support person in the group.
Once intake is completed, Dr. Taylor or office staff will contact you one week prior to group start to confirm attendance