8-WEEK MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR) PROGRAM
We may long for wholeness but the truth is that it is already here and already ours. Sydney Mindfulness Training works with individuals and groups, including presenting the 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program, to teach, encourage and support those willing to take the challenge of ‘being fully present in the here and now, being in touch with what is going on inside us and around us’. In just weeks, you can learn MBSR , a clinically proven program for alleviating stress, anxiety, panic, depression, chronic pain, and a wide range of medical conditions.
Mindfulness is a non-judgmental approach to paying attention to the present moment. By practicing mindfulness you can change the way you think about your experiences and therefore cope more effectively with everyday stress, including anxiety, chronic pain or mild depression. MBSR teaches us how to bring mindfulness (awareness) into each day so as to better cope with the inevitable ups and downs of life. It incorporates techniques such as meditation, gentle yoga and mind-body exercises to help people cope with stress.
The MBSR program involves 8 two and a half-hour sessions plus one full day session, taking place over eight weeks. This highly participatory, practical course includes:
Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation
Gentle stretching and mind-body awareness exercises
Group discussion aimed at increasing awareness in everyday life
Essential daily home practices that concretise the benefits
Techniques that can be practised anywhere, anytime, to fit into your lifestyle.
Workbook, selected readings and a series of guided meditations