Conscious Stress Reduction

Course dates: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Course fee: 

This course is offered several times a year. Eight evening classes consist of some lecture, mostly experiential practice and some discussion. Additionally, one-hour individual sessions may be scheduled to set specific goals and respond to individual needs. 

The fee is $200, and includes 5 CDs and a workbook. The fee for optional individual sessions is: sliding scale ($50-$90) for non-members, $50 for members. Please register by contacting the instructor by phone or email. Arrangements for payment may be made with Dr. Cross directly.

About the Course

Learn to develop resilience in the face of the demands and traumas of everyday life through meditation and mindfulness training, yoga and stretching and body awareness. The training helps with daily stress of many types- from high blood pressure, chronic pain and interpersonal conflict to major life-changing situations.

Booster courses are offered every Wednesday when regular courses are not in session (sliding scale; $20 per class suggested)


For questions, please contact the instructor, Dr. Ishin Bill Cross, who can be reached by email at, or by phone at 315-474-3762. Dr. Cross's mailing address is: 4673 Whetstone Rd. Manlius, NY 13104


Ishin Bill Cross, Ph.D.

Ishin Bill Cross, Ph.D., is a graduate of West Point and Syracuse University, an emeritus professor of psychology at Onondaga Community College, and a marriage and family therapist of more than 30 years experience.

Dr. Cross is a long term Zen practitioner and has taught Conscious Stress Reduction at the Zen Center of Syracuse since 1996.