What Is The MBSR Course?
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is the ‘gold standard’, evidence-based, 8-week training programme that teaches participants how to practice mindfulness and meditation to lower stress, anxiety, depression and / or physical pain, while promoting natural well-being, mental health and emotional resilience.
MBSR is also an ideal entry point for anyone simply wanting to incorporate the many benefits of mindfulness and meditation into their everyday life.
The course is delivered online over 8 x 2 hour weekly workshops, which comprise teacher-led sessions, group discussions and exercises, meditation practices and other approaches such as mindful movement and developing self-compassion.
Between workshops, participants are required to complete daily 'homework' practices, including meditation and informal mindfulness exercises, in order to attain the full benefit of the course. Recorded meditations, worksheets and other resources are provided to assist with this important aspect of the course.
The course also includes a half-day retreat which takes place towards the end of the 8 weeks. While this is optional, attendance is encouraged. The retreat experience is a fantastic way to incorporate everything learned on the course and highlights the advantages of practicing meditation for longer periods.
Learning in a small group setting provides a great opportunity to share experiences, have your questions answered and to develop yourself in a friendly, supportive environment.
Before enrolling on the course, it is important to consider if you will be able to commit to attending all of the weekly sessions, have access to a computer and a comfortable private space with good wifi connection, and be able to complete the daily home practices (up to 45mins, at least 5 out of 7 days per week).
Reasons To Attend
- Learn tools and techniques to effectively manage stress and anxiety.
- Cultivate the ability to respond more skilfully to challenging events and circumstances.
- Develop a new appreciation for life's simple pleasures.
- Establish a meditation practice that can serve you for the rest of your life.
- Follow a 'gold standard' curriculum backed by decades of scientific research.
- Lifetime access to all course materials, meditations and summaries, hosted on intuitive digital portal.
- Learn in a welcoming, safe and supportive environment.
- Build new connections and friendships with likeminded people.
- Receive a certificate of completion and gain 16 CPD credits.
Introduction To Mindfulness
Learning how to increase our awareness of the present moment, giving us the choice to respond rather than react.
Perception & Creative Responding
Identifying habitual patterns of thought and behaviour. Developing freedom to choose our response to stress.
The Pleasure & Power of Being Present
Enjoying the present in a non-judgemental way. Noticing the power inherent within this moment.
The Shadow of Stress
Exploring how conditioning and perception shape our experience. Identifying unhelpful attachments and aversions.
Finding Space For Responding
Why accepting and allowing our feelings and experiences to be as they are helps us to respond more wisely to our circumstances.
Working With Difficult Situations
Understanding our own reactivity to challenge, and developing flexibility. Bringing interpersonal mindfulness to our relationships.
Cultivating Kindness To Self & Others
Growing our capacity for self-care. Identifying activities that drain us and sustain us. Integrating mindfulness into daily life.
A New Beginning
Keeping mindfulness alive. Exploring ways of sustaining our practice and keep it going beyond the course. Making it a practice for life.
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New Dates Coming Soon
[Ended] MBSR Starting Saturday 9th April 2022
Weekly Sessions: 9th Apr, 16th Apr, 23rd Apr, 30th Apr, 7th May, 14th May, 21st May, 28th May.
Half-Day Retreat: Sunday 22nd May, 9.30am-12.30am
Delivered online via Zoom