MBSR 8-Week Course
The MBSR (Mindfulness-Based-Stress-Reduction) course is a structured program, which teaches the principles of mindfulness and how to apply them to deal more effectively with stress, illness, and the demands of daily life.
This secular approach to mindfulness is based on the original program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Center of Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
The 8-week MBSR course will introduce to mindfulness through sitting and walking meditation, body awareness, and gentle mindful movements.
At the end of the eight weeks, one all-day session is planned. This session will be held in silence, and allows a deepening of the practice.
The course is normally taught in group format, but individual classes can also be scheduled. Before beginning of the course, each participant has an individual interview with the trainer. A post-course meeting with the whole group, or individually, is also scheduled.
Daily at-home practice is required, and practice meditations and a course book are provided for this purpose.
The MBSR course requires a strong commitment from its participants to work on a daily discipline of meditation over the eight weeks of the course. At first, it might seem a big challenge to find time to attend the course and practice daily, but mindfulness helps us prioritise better and become more efficient in our daily life. Plus, taking time to restore and rebalance may give us more energy to meet the demands of our very busy lives.
If you are interested in joining the MBSR course, please send me an email.