Participants In the Stress Reduction Program fall Into four general categories:
- Preventive and life enhancement: These participants are self-referred or referred by others
- Psychological/emotional: The severity of the diagnosis ranges from mild to moderate, with common diagnosis being; depression, anxiety, panic disorder, or adjustment disorder.
- Medical Diagnosis/Stress Related Diagnosis: This category of participants includes those with mind/body complaints or physical illnesses exacerbated by insufficient coping skills.
- Medical Diagnosis/Acute or Chronic: This category of participants are seeking management of symptoms such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Prospective participants are encouraged to discuss their situations with the instructor prior to signing up. In addition, there is an orientation class scheduled before the 8 week program begins.