The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR) teaches a variety of meditation techniques that will increase your ability to manage stress and regulate your emotions, attention, and behavior. It will help you to change the negative and confusing thought patterns and emotional reactivity that often accompany stress. You will learn to recognize your unique reactions to stress, find more effective ways to respond to stressful situations, and discover how to use your own inner resources to find greater health and well-being.
Some of the mindfulness meditation practices you will learn include:
- Awareness of breath
- Body scanning
- Mindful walking
- Mindful movement, aka gentle yoga
- Mindful eating
- Loving kindness
New dates will be posted in the fall.
For more information, email Siobhan.email@example.com.
This 8-week course is comprised of:
- 8 weekly sessions, each 1.5 – 2.5 hours
- 1 full-day silent retreat between Sessions 6 and 7
The MBSR course was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Since that time numerous research articles have shown that the intensive training provided by MBSR helps people to better handle stress, have an improved quality of life (Brown et al, 2003; Reibel et al, 2001), and manage chronic medical conditions (Niazi and Niazi, 2011).