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

September 20, 2018 by Jemme Stewart

Adding a Little Dose of Mindfulness in Your Friendships

Mindfulness is widely credited as a practice that reduces stress and relaxes—but what does it offer to the other aspects of your life, like your closest friendships? A refreshing practice in Upstream’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class can answer that. 

Outside of class, Dr. Hilda White, co-founder of Upstream and longtime mental health expert, encourages experimenting with a fun mindfulness practice that helps you to better appreciate and get to know your friends. When hanging out with a friend, she says, pretend you are meeting them for the first time. 

Upstream Awareness Of Breathing

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Dr. Hilda White takes you through an approximately 23-minute meditation designed to increase your awareness of the breath. Learn more about Upstream at Disclaimer: While we...

In each of Upstream’s 8-week MBSR classes, students complete an in-class practice called Loving Kindness. This exercise encourages students to wish a stranger, someone they know, a loved one and themselves good wishes for happiness, health and more. 

"Open up to this moment with them and notice how they smile; the sound of their voice; how they engage you in conversation. Look at them ‘for the first time’,” says Hilda. “See what surprises are in store for you!” Learn more about mindful meditation practices and sign up for Upstream’s next MBSR class. Wishing you all loving kindness!