MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR)
MBSR program was developed at the University of Massachussets Medical School by Jon Kabat-Zinn, the forerunner of secular Mindfulness interventions in the 1930s.
Originally, MBSR was for patients with chronic pain and stress, but has since been adapted to be used within Mental Health, Businesses and Schools to reduce stress, anxiety and increase self-regulation and overall wellbeing.
MBSR has over 30 years of research behind it and the evidence suggests enhanced resilience, more optimal brain function and significant positive effects on overall wellbeing.
The Course contains intensive training in Mindfulness Meditation together with discussions on stress and life skills and is a journey of self-development, self-discovery, learning and healing.
‘It’s finding peace and contentment in a frantic world during frantic times.’
The aim of an MBSR Course is to increase awareness to live more fully and to facilitate a responds from choice rather than a reaction in autopilot.
Benefits of MBSR include
£180 per Person
MBSR reduced the subjective sense of stress, enhanced the subjective sense of wellbeing, improved immune function, decreased brain activity in regions associated with negative emotions, and increased activity in regions associated with positive emotion. (Davidson et al. 2003)
During the 8-week MBSR we learn to…
‘mindfulness is not about trying to get somewhere else, but simply being aware of where you are – and allowing yourself
to BE where and AS you are.’
Mindful awareness is defined as:
‘…paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally, is fundamental to this work since the present moment is the only time anyone ever has to perceive, learn grow and change.’
Feedback from previous Course participants:
I found your course to be a breath of fresh air in my sometimes murky chaotic life of demands from young children, husband and my employer. The written material was inpiring. I will be referring to this for years to come. The group work was reassuring as it helped demonstrate how we all experience very similar difficulties in life and then equally how your teachings could be applied to us all to improve the quality of our lives particularly in the way we perceive things. While the weekly homework practice appeared to be daunting at first I can now see the value of it as it is much easier now to apply this in a regular practice without nearly as much effort. I still have a lot of practice to do, as I think we all do, but I now feel strenthened by the permission the course gave me to simply BE. Thank you so much for your commitment to us as a group and as individuals. I look forward to continuing my journey down this mindful path.
- Nicole M.
- Nicole M.