What is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (“MBSR”)?

In today’s overstimulated world we are constantly bombarded with information from our phones, emails and social media – leading to mental and physical exhaustion. We are offering an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program to help you navigate the highly pressured and always-on modern world successfully so that you can be more focused, resilient, and more able to make optimal choices both at work and in your personal life.

Developed by Prof. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts, MBSR is an evidence-based program proven to positively impact mental performance and reduce stress – leading to enhanced well-being and performance.

Whether you are stressed, anxious or merely wishing to optimise your life, this program could well be for you.

Outcomes

  • Bringing your “best self” to more contexts of your life through cultivation of emotional and mental balance
  • Improved stress management – including that from work, school, family, financial matters, and more.
  • Relief from distress due to medical issues – including chronic illness, blood pressure, and many other conditions
  • Relief from psychological distress – including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, fatigue, and sleep disturbances.
  • Learning the ‘how’ of taking good care of yourself while developing a sense of balance in everyday life and work

Format

This program comprises 8 weekly sessions of 2.5 hours, as well as an all-day retreat.

By practising in sessions, and by listening to guided meditations at home during the week, you learn, practice and integrate mindfulness into your everyday life. Highly participatory, experiential, supportive and structured, the MBSR Programme will provide you with:

  • guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices.
  • gentle stretching and mindful yoga.
  • group dialogue and mindful communication exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life.
  • individually tailored instruction.
  • daily home assignments.
  • guided meditations and handouts.

The programme is challenging yet highly rewarding and is an act of kindness to yourself and others.

Upcoming Programs

Click here for the schedule of our upcoming MBSR programs.