MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION MBSR
September 5th, 2018 4:15 pm @ CAPS, 3624 Market Street, 1W
MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a mindfulness-based program that teaches people skills to manage the multiple stressors in their lives. Research on MBSR suggests that it can support well being.
Participants attend eight weekly, two and a half hour classes and a one-day, 7 hour guided day of mindfulness practices. Each session consists of a guided sitting meditation, a form of mindful movement practice (e.g. walking meditation, basic guided mindful movement), brief discussion, and a teaching on the application of a mindfulness concept to everyday life.
Each class is experiential with here and now mindfulness meditation practices that help participants develop the ability to embody mindful awareness in their daily lives. We follow the model developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD.
Participants are expected to practice the learned mindfulness skills daily. These daily practices take a minimum of 25 minutes, with a recommendation to gradually increase the practice time to 45 minutes a day. The more you practice the easier it can be to integrate the skills learned in the course into your daily life.