Go to content

Main menu:

What is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction ?

When researching and preparing to write these words I was inspired by the expression  and communication of those central in the creation of MBSR , but I noticed, as I sat down that there was something important for me to share with you and that  is that learning and living MBSR has been one of the most important things I have done in my life.

As Jon Kabat-Zinn creator of MBSR explains: 'Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a well-defined and systematic patient-centered educational approach which uses relatively intensive training in mindfulness meditation as the core of a program to teach people how to take better care of themselves and live healthier and more adaptive lives. The prototype program was developed at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.'

Who Can Benefit From MBSR?

UMass Medical School, Center for Mindfulness have proven MBSR complements treatment for:

Anxiety, Gastro-Intestinal Distress, Work, Family, and Financial Stress, Grief, Asthma, Headache
Cancer, Heart Disease, Chronic Illness and Pain, High Blood Pressure, Depression, Panic Attacks,
Eating Problems, PTSD, Fatigue, Skin Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Problems.

MBSR Course Structure

a) Group Pre-program Orientation Sessions

b) Eight-weekly classes 2.5 hours in duration

c) An all-day silent retreat during the sixth week of the program

d) Formal Mindfulness Meditation Methods:

Body Scan Meditation - a supine meditation

Gentle Hatha Yoga - practiced with mindful awareness of the body

Sitting Meditation - mindfulness of breath, body, feelings, thoughts, emotions,
and choiceless awareness

Walking Meditation

e) Informal Mindfulness Meditation Practices (mindfulness in everyday life):
Awareness of pleasant and unpleasant events

Awareness of breathing

Deliberate awareness of routine activities and events such as: eating, weather, driving
walking, awareness of interpersonal communications

f) Daily home assignments including a minimum of 45 minutes per day of formal mindfulness
practice and 5-15 minutes of informal practice, 6 days per week for the entire duration of the course.

                          PHONE NUMBER                                            EMAIL
                           01724 345402                                              stuartsyoga525@gmail.com

Back to content | Back to main menu