Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
WHAT IS MBSR?
The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course was designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn over 40 years ago to help people to manage stress and other challenges. It arises from the contemplative methods used by many world religions and philosophies but is a secular course in meditation. It has been the source of many other mindfulness courses available today. There is extensive scientific research showing the benefits of mindful meditation. That said, it isn’t suitable for everyone.
A new course with Transformative
The course will run on Thursday evenings beginning on 11th February.
This is a live online small group course using zoom
It will run for eight sessions until 1st April.
Each session will be from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.
What is included in the course
Tuition in small group - max 6
8x live, weekly, 90 minute group zoom sessions
Audio recordings of guided meditations to accompany the course and support your Home Practice.
Extensive 146 page Participants’ Workbook covering every aspect of the course
Twice weekly live, optional, online guided meditation sittings
An initial orientation call to deal with any questions you may have about the course before it begins and check that the course is suitable for you.
One 60 minute one-to-one mentoring session one month after the end of the course to discuss ongoing practice.
What you will gain from this course:
an understanding of the fundamental elements of mindfulness meditation and how regular practice can transform your life
an awareness of the way the mind jumps into an “autopilot” mode, and ways of addressing this helpfully
a better understanding of how stress works in the human body and can be managed more successfully
an exploration of how the pleasures of day to day experience can be appreciated more
The course works by learning through doing – you will spend a lot of time practising during the sessions, and you will be invited to practise daily on your own and so generate new habits
Who this course is suitable for:
This course is for anyone who wants to learn about how to practise mindful meditation.
It is particularly suitable for people who are struggling with anxiety or other negative emotions or who are wanting to manage stress more effectively. There is much scientific evidence for the benefits of mindfulness in the management of mental states and negative mental habits including anxiety, stress and depression.
However, mindful meditation can enrich the life of anyone, we don’t have to be struggling to benefit from the practice.
How much the course will cost:
The cost of the course will be £280.
Reductions available for people suffering financial hardship in the current crisis.
A place on the course can be secured with a non-returnable deposit of £25, balance payable before the course begins.