MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION
The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program was created in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
MBSR has emerged as an effective, scientifically-tested method for reducing physical and psychological stress while also building resilience, balance, and peace of mind.
Mindfulness helps us to cultivate an open, non-judgemental relationship between our selves and life's challenges.
The MBSR program teaches participants techniques to use inner resources for learning and healing.
MBSR is a tool that can help you maximize your everyday life, even when facing stress, illness, and pain.
MBSR COURSE CURRICULUM
KEY PRINCIPLES BEHIND THE METHOD
Defining mindfulness and exploring the benefits.
Learning about the effects of stress on the mind and body.
Exploring experimental practices including seated & walking meditation, mindful eating, clear communication & movement.
Studying didactic themes: shifting perceptions, responding vs. reacting, awareness vs. autopilot, distracted brain, cultivating a non-judgmental attitude.
Exploring the latest workplace, neuroscientific and clinical mindfulness research.
Discussing the application of mindfulness in personal and business relationships.
Experiencing contemplation through one-day silent retreat, designed to build on course learnings.