MBSR Courses

BACKGROUND
MBSR is a secular group based programme developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn (PhD) and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in the 1970s to alleviate a wide range of health problems. The programme involves training in mindfulness meditation together with discussion on stress and life skills. Particular emphasis is placed upon daily home practice.

The evidence base on MBSR shows significant positive effects amongst participants suffering from chronic pain, fibromyalgia, MS, mild anxiety disorder, psoriasis and cancer. More than 100 papers have been written which indicate that the effects of MBSR are relatively long lasting especially if post course group practice is also offered.

COURSE
The 8 week course begins with an introductory session. It leads the participant skilfully through a series of meditations and gentle physical exercises designed to help one to become aware of habitual thought patterns which often lead to stress, anxiety and depression and to offer tools to be able to transform these into more positive mental states.

Meditations range from 3 to 40 minutes. These can lead to a more relaxed and peaceful state of mind. The course is endorsed by many health care providers and is highly recommended by those who have experienced its benefits.


The cost, including all course materials and full practice day with lunch, are:

MBSR Evening course = £250 (£150 concessionary)

MBSR morning course = £200 (£100 concessionary)

Half Day Practice Sessions
We have organised 3 half day practice days in 2017 which are open to all, both course graduates and those who are interested in mindfulness practice. They will take place on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10-1 pm. All are very welcome to attend but prior booking is recommended. The cost is £15 which includes light refreshments. Concessions are available.

Dates: Sunday 9th July, Saturday 23rd September

Drop In Sessions 2017
These generally take place on the last Friday of the month and are open to all course graduates. They offer an opportunity to reconnect with the practice and also other practitioners.

Friday, 28th April, 26th May, 30th June, 29th September, 27th October, 24th November (18.30 – 20.00)

 

Summer 2017

Morning course

Thursdays (10:30-12:30), 18 May – 13 July 2017

Full practice day on Saturday, 24 June (10 am to 4 pm)

Evening course

Thursdays (18:30–20:30), 18 May – 13 July 2017

Full practice day on Saturday, 24 June (10 am to 4 pm)

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