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MINDFULNESS IS THE PROCESS OF PAYING ATTENTION IN AN OPEN NON-JUDGMENTAL WAY TO EXPERIENCE THE PRESENT MOMENT.

Mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment with a sense of curiosity and interest. By practicing mindfulness every day, you are making a powerful choice to meet

life more fully and openly. It's about a calmer, more peaceful mind; greater

self awareness; clarity, humor and connection to others.

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program

Why is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction different from other Mindfulness Programs?
 

  •  In person guidance and feedback from an experienced, qualified teacher.

 

  • More than 40 years of research establishing MBSR as most researched and utilized Mindfulness Program in the World.

 

  • Learned practices to bring mindfulness into all aspects of daily life.

 

  • A safe community experience to share questions, challenges and insights. 

 

  • Development of skills to simplify life, effectively work with stress, physical and emotional pain and enjoy life more.  


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is the scientifically researched program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D and Scientist in 1979 for the University of Massachusetts Medical School. This transformative course is suited for those interested in meditation for the first time or for experienced meditators who desire to develop a daily practice of Mindfulness Meditation.

Course Content:

  • MBSR uses meditation, yoga, and inquiry as a way of training people to relate differently to stresses in their lives

  • Each class includes various “formal” meditation practices, mindful movement and discussion/inquiry exploring the habits of the mind to discover how these patterns of reactivity become a major cause of stress. 

  • Class size ranges from 8 – 12  participants. 

  • The course is experiential, participants learn by paying attention to what arises in daily life and class practice. Challenges, habits and patterns of reactivity are explored.

  • Audio recordings of weekly learned meditations are provided for use in home practices. 

Benefits of MBSR:
Decades of research supports that a majority of people experience:

  • Increased ability to cope more effectively with short and long term stressful situations

  • Increased ability to focus, concentrate and relax

  • Decreased physical and psychological symptoms

  • Improvement in interpersonal relationships and A greater energy and enthusiasm for life

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program is the original curriculum that was developed by Jon Kabat Zinn, Ph.D at University of Massachusetts Medical School. MBSR is an intensive eight-week interactive learning experience that utilizes Buddhist based teachings of centuries past to develop present moment awareness and inner calmness.