Conscious Stress Reduction

Course dates: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Course fee: 

This class 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. Booster sessions are offered every Wednesday when regular courses are not in session.

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 Class

Learn to reduce stress through meditation and mindfulness training, yoga and stretching, body awareness and visualization, and methods of integrating change into daily life. The training helps with daily stress of many types, high blood pressure, chronic pain, and major life-changing situations. Two additional individual sessions may be scheduled to set specific goals and respond to individual needs.


The course is taught by Ishin Bill Cross, Ph.D., who has taught the course for fifteen years. A graduate of West Point and Syracuse University, a 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.