Conscious Stress Reduction

Course dates: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Course fee: 

This course is offered several times a year. Eight evening classes consist of training, practice, and 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)


The course is taught by Ishin Bill Cross, Ph.D., who has taught the course for seventeen years. 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, Cross brings significant credentials and enthusiasm to this course.

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


William Cross, Ph.D.

Dr. Cross has taught Conscious Stress Reduction at the Zen Center of Syracuse since 1996.