“I had my initial doubts, and I can be cynical, but this course proved to be a very good investment. I learned not only useful coping techniques but how to recognise times when I need them and how to effectively put into practice. Helped my stress levels… I thoroughly recommend this course.”
– Gillian, 8-week MBSR program participant
Taking care of ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally is hugely important.
Did you know that training in mindfulness can:
- Reduce stress and anxiety,
- Promote relaxation,
- Improve focus, listening, and decision-making skills,
- Boost creativity, and
- Develop resilience, better health, and overall well-being?
The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program was founded by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979 and is the subject of the best selling book Full Catastrophe Living. Thousands of participants around the world have gone through the MBSR program since its creation, and it is still considered the gold standard in secular mindfulness training today.
The central focus of the program is training in mindfulness meditation and its integration into the challenges/adventures of everyday life.
Offered as an in-depth 8-week training course (one evening per week, one all-day retreat, and daily home practice), the MBSR program enables you to progressively learn various mindfulness practices, the science behind it and how it works, and build a strong foundation for integrating mindfulness and its many benefits into your daily life.
Participants in MBSR programs worldwide have reported an increased ability to manage stressful situations, anger, fear, anxiety and depression – both at home and in the workplace. Participants have also reported an overall improved quality of life, improvements to working memory, less emotional reactivity and, last but not least, more effective communication (in both speaking and listening).
The program is challenging and life-changing.
No previous experience is required, however participating in the MBSR program requires an ongoing commitment to yourself.
Upcoming MBSR courses:
The Fall 2021 course is now complete and was a great success. A big congratulations to all the participants!
Dates and location are currently being evaluated for 2022.
If you are interested in the MBSR program and ready to commit the time and energy – and to change your life – please reach out via the Contact page.
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