The Spring 2020 MBSR class has been cancelled at this time.  Read More

The Spring 2020 MBSR class has been cancelled at this time.

Given the current public health official's recommendations to avoid close, crowded spaces we feel it is the prudent thing to do to cancel classes for the next few weeks.

We appreciate your interest in Upstream classes and we hope that you will check back with us in a few weeks to see when the next class series will begin.

Feel free to e-mail us at or call Jemme at (803)960-7737. Thank you and please accept our wishes for your good health.

Be well, Jemme and Hilda

August 13, 2014 by T. Hilda White

Feeling burned out? Mindfulness is the solution.

The everyday grind of a mental to-do list (that never seems to be completed) is all too familiar to most of us. When things begin to pile up, and that burned-out feeling rears its ugly head, it’s time to make a change for the better – by becoming more present. This is exactly what Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn aimed to accomplish when he founded and developed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes.

“When we don’t pace ourselves, slow down or stop to take a break for even just a quick meditation, attention and concentration decline,” says Jemme B. Stewart, Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and co-founder of Upstream. “Meditation helps increase attention and focus tremendously.”

How effective is mindfulness, you ask? Read one woman’s personal testimony on how mindfulness has helped her improve and reshape her everyday life, from The Guardian.