Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is an 8-week evidence-based, highly participatory program. Research on MBSR consistently demonstrates positive outcomes for a wide variety of challenges including highly stressful work or family circumstances, sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression and chronic pain. Attitudes of kindness, openness and patience provide a foundation for the practices of sustained focus, self-regulation and self-exploration with each week centering on a theme to support the individualized application of mindfulness to daily life.
Inspired by Days of Mindfulness, from MBSR and Mindful Self-Compassion classes, this Day of Respite, a 6-hour retreat, is meant to nourish and nurture those whose work or life activities bring them in contact with difficulty and suffering. We will use mindfulness and compassion practices to guide us during the day. The experience is designed to be one of deep welcoming, acceptance, rest, and compassionate care.
In order to successfully navigate all the stresses and changes in our lives, planned and unplanned, we need resilience. Resilience is the capacity to recover from adversity, trauma and setbacks and to keep on going in pursuit of goals and opportunities. Resilience is a trait that can be learned and cultivated. This class draws from the empirically validated approaches of both Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) curricula, as well as some of the latest neuroscience and research work around trauma and resilience.
Mindful-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a program originally designed over thirty years ago by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. The course has a basis in eastern psychology and is very applicable to modern secular life. Mindfulness is the practice of sustained focus, self-regulation, self-exploration, and self-liberation with an accepting, open, and kind attitude.
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Other courses you may be interested in:
Live Online Eight Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction facilitated by Becca Calhoun, MPH
Live Online Six Week Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion facilitated by Elizabeth H. B. Lin MD, MPH