Mindfulness for Stress Reduction Courses

Mindfulness for Stress Reduction 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  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 the course are relatively long lasting especially if post course group practice is also offered.

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 is £250 (concessions available)

Drop In Sessions
The regular Friday evening drop in sessions for course graduates are now taking place on Zoon every week from 6.30 to 7.30 pm and are open to everyone with a suggested donation to a homeless charity/food bank or charity of your choice.  Contact Jane on 07966 510290 for details.