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MBSR Course

No public courses currently.
However, I facilitate onsite MBSR Courses, Workshops & Talks.
Practical Mindfulness tools are also part of all the training I give.


What does the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 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. Joanne emphasises how essential self compassion is to developing Mindfulness.

What does the Mindfulness Stress Reduction Training include?

  • 6 – 8 sequential modules
  • Course materials – workbook and a range of guided meditations are provided for each participant.
  • To fully benefit from the course, participants need to engage in daily practice.

“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 Stress Reduction Training?

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, alleviate stress and relate to themselves in a kinder more accepting way.

Mindfulness at workFeedback from participants of Mindfulness for work stress

  • 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.

Feedback from Clients - Mindfulness at Work Training“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 skills will I develop on the Mindfulness for work stress course?

  • Mindfulness Based Stress ReductionManage your state of mind better
  • Less auto pilot/negative mood patterns, more focus /concentration
  • Develop more calm, clarity, vitality and happiness
  • Become a better listener, more attentive in all interactions
  • Grow self acceptance, confidence, patience
  • Boost adaptability, openness and positivity.

Is there research evidence to support this Mindfulness Stress Reduction Training?

Yes. This programme accounts for most of the empirical evidence which has grown up around mindfulness in recent years.

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

For more information

Please don’t hesitate to contact Joanne if you have any query?

MBSR Course August 2, 2012


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