MBSR means “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction”. It is an approach to self-care that helps deal with stress, pain and illness. The MBSR course teaches people to focus awareness on body sensations, thoughts, and emotions in a nonjudgmental way.
This course is modeled on the program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Kabat-Zinn’s program is the “gold standard” in such mindfulness training.
The course consists of an orientation session, intakes for new participants, eight weekly classes and one day-long class on a Saturday or Sunday. It is designed to introduce mindfulness practice as a way of reducing stress and developing greater balance, control and participation in one’s life. Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in one’s life, including the challenges of stress, pain, illness and everyday demands.
This course is led by Martha Duncan and Jill Dunkley, Certified Yoga Therapist
For more information please call (613) 279-2100