An 8-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR)
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally
How often do we meet? Weekly for 8 weeks
For how long? 2 hours each week, plus 6 hours on a Saturday
Where? The Old Rectory Clinic, High St, Iron Acton, BS37 9UQ
Cost? £250 (payable in advance; terms & conditions below)
When? TBC (January 2018)
NB: Groups will be a maximum of 15 in size allowing for small group discussion.
Further Information: What is Mindfulness?
Jon Kabat Zinn describes mindfulness as bringing your complete attention to the present moment. It is paying attention with a non-judgemental attitude and fostering an attitude of curiosity, exploration, kindness and basic friendliness to everything we experience. The 8 Week MBSR course is a practical and experiential course. It is a highly acclaimed and evidence based stress reduction programme used in medical centres across the world to help people deal with the stress of modern day living, anxiety, depression and chronic pain. A range of Mindfulness practices will be taught, including gentle stretching and mindful movement, exploring stress reactions and mindful stress responses, hand-outs, audio practices and guided home practice.
What will I get out of the course?
The course aims to assist you in taking better care of yourself and in getting the most out of living. The majority of people who complete the programme report lasting physical and psychological benefits including:
The aim of the programme is to learn new ways to manage challenging physical sensations, feelings, moods or social interactions.
Who is the course for?
The course is for beginners and for people who have meditated before in other settings who want to deepen their practice. The only course invites participants to commit to daily home practice working up to 45 minutes a day.
The Course is Facilitated by;
BSc Hons, MSc, BA Hons, Cert, MA, MBACP (Accred.), BABCP (Accred.)
Jo is Senior Lecturer at The University of Worcester and is an experienced Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, having started her career in the NHS over 12 years ago, delivering individual and group base psychological interventions. She has practiced mindfulness for several years and uses it in both individually and in, group based settings. Jo completed level 1 mindfulness teacher training course in 2016 and is working towards a certificate of competency, with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University. Jo adheres the UK Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness-Based Teachers.
How to Book a Place
Please contact Jo directly, to briefly discuss if the course is right for you and also give you the opportunity to ask any questions.
Tel: 07583 148476
Terms and conditions:
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