What does the MBSR Course cover?
It is the gold-standard in mindfulness training, bringing together the internationally recognised Mindfulness-Based-Stress-Reduction (MBSR) programme developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Mindfulness-Based-Cognitive-Therapy (MBCT) programme later adapted by Williams and others.
Participants learn to notice their automatic, habitual and unhelpful reactions; simultaneously hold and relate to thoughts and emotions less judgmentally. The course gives a practical and experiential introduction to a range of Mindfulness practices.
What clients say about the Mindfulness-Based-Stress-Reduction Course…
MBSR 6 Module Course over 3 Half Days
“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed and benefited from your recent Mindfulness course. I could really tell that you “walk the talk” and that comes across in your presence. You also made an effort to connect with everyone in the room, which I thought was lovely and inclusive. I will recommend the course to all my colleagues here at RCSI.”
What does the MBSR Course entail?
6 or 8 sequential modules, taught at your location over a period that best fits your schedule.
- One module weekly
- Two modules at a time, for 3 /4 sessions
- 6 /8 modules over 2 days
Course materials – workbook and a range of guided meditations are provided for each participant.
“Eye opening!!! I found the course to be extremely beneficial in terms of identifying my ‘coping’ mechanisms towards stressful situations (or lack there of). The practical approach and group support were exactly what I needed to succeed in this course.”
Impact of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course?
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training enables participants to see things differently, undoing mental and physical knots and tensions. It can increase the sense of personal confidence and resilience. Participants gain strength to face and deal with the challenges in their lives, open up options and alleviate stress.
Feedback from participants of MBSR
- Feeling more energetic, contented, calmer and more composed
- Enhanced self-confidence and self acceptance
- Renewed ability to handle stressful situations / challenging times
- Better focus, ability to concentrate, be productive
- Kinder, more understanding of self and others
- Things go better and I feel lighter!
- More self awareness and seeing what is really happening more clearly.
What skills will I develop on the MBSR course?
- Become aware of how your mind works
- Notice auto pilot/negative mood patterns
- Learn a new way of being with experience
- Re-connect with yourself and the moment
- Wake up to the preciousness of NOW
- Develop self acceptance
- Let go of struggle, force, resistance
- Cultivate patience, trust, acceptance
- See more options and choices.
Is there research evidence to support this Mindfulness Course?
This programme accounts for most of the empirical evidence which has grown up around mindfulness in recent years.
“I just feel the way that the course has been put together is beautiful and very sensitive – awakening all sorts of amazing things in us all. Every aspect of the program was just so nurturing for me and I felt so enriched by coming. Also, anytime I mentioned my struggles with the practice Joanne was so attentive and so great at helping me unravel what the problem actually was. I just want to do more!”
Background to Mindfulness-Based-Stress-Reduction (MBSR)
The practice of Mindfulness is two and a half thousand years old. It originated in Buddhism as a practical way to alleviate self induced suffering caused by the dysfunctional ways we tend to routinely deal with experience. In the late 70s, Jon Kabat-Zinn developed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course by adapting this practice for a secular and scientific context. So, it is a totally practical course requiring no allegiance to any belief system. Vast scientific research shows huge benefits in a diversity of contexts, such as physical and mental health, business, education, sports etc.
For more, read: The Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation Practice
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