What You will Learn
Research Based Mindfulness that Actually Works
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) was developed in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center of Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Kabat-Zinn’s research between 1979 and 2002 focused on mind/body interactions for healing; on various clinical applications of mindfulness meditation training for people with chronic pain and/or stress-related disorders; on the effects of MBSR on the brain and how it processes emotions, particularly under stress, and on the immune system.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a way of learning to pay attention in a sustained and particular way, on purpose, in the present moment to whatever is happening in your life.
“Mindfulness can only be understood from the inside out. It is not one more cognitive-behavioural technique to be deployed in a behavior change paradigm, but a way of being and a way of seeing that has profound implications for understanding the nature of our own minds and bodies, and for living life as if it really mattered.” Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2003. Mindfulness-based interventions in context: Past, present, and future. Clinical Psychology Science and Practice 10:144-56.
What you learn in the Mindfulness class
Learn how to actively engage in and improve your ability to take better care of your own health and well-being and discover peace of mind, a sense of balance, and the ability to manage and enjoy life on a day to day basis.
Tools you take with you even after the class
In the class you learn to explore your physical, mental and emotional experiences and how they’re connected. Once the class is finished you will be able to work with stress, anxiety, pain, illness and everyday challenges in a new way.