Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Our Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course helps you to respond calmly when stressed, leading to healthier relationships and more fulfilling lives.
It enables you to develop inner strength in the face of stress, anxiety and illness you then become able to pause, see the situation more clearly and choose to respond rather than in our usual pattern of immediate and automatic reacting.
The major benefits of mindfulness are:
Increased ability to act effectively under high levels of stress.
Reduced levels of pain, anxiety and depression.
Improved relationship to self and others and increased self confidence.
The 8 week MBSR course involves a number of practices to take home.
You will feedback your experience of practising mindfulness in following session so that by the end of the course you have a toolbox of different strategies for stress, pain or anxiety management.
You will be supplied with handouts on a weekly basis as well as a sound file (MP3) of each of the practices.
A Retreat Day usually taking place between week 6 and 7. This is a day to consolidate all practices learned on the course and to ensure your confidence in continuing practice after the course comes to an end.
The course guides you through practises teaching you to direct attention, to experience as it unfolds, moment by moment, with open-minded curiosity and acceptance. Enabling you to respond more skilfully to whatever is happening.
Mindfulness contrasts with mindlessness, a state experienced by most who move through life rarely noticing the present moment, ruminating on the past, worrying about the future. Therefore making premature and unhelpful judgements coloured by ingrained preconceptions from the past and mental patterns.
Living mindfully enables us to be more open to joys and pleasures and all the ups and downs that life may bring.