Mindfulness Based Stress
Reduction (MBSR) was originally developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at
the University of Massachusetts Medical Center to improve the quality
Rather than resisting life's challenges, participants practice bringing a compassionate and accepting stance to whatever they encounter. They learn to befriend their anxiety, pain or illness, while becoming less identified with it and therefore less limited in their response to it. As individuals come to see themselves as so much more than their stresses or struggles, they learn to live from a place of greater balance and freedom, where peace and happiness are increasingly available.
The program is highly participatory and requires a commitment to daily practice (approximately 45 minutes) for optimal benefit.
Classes involve a mixture of:
Research has shown that the majority of those who complete the course report: