MBSR is a group based programme developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn (PhD) and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical centre for populations with a wide range of health problems. MBSR is an 8 week programme of mindfulness instruction without any overlay of philosophical or religious viewpoints. It has been extensively studied since the late 1970s. The programme involves intensive 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, multiple sclerosis, generalised anxiety disorder and panic, psoriasis and cancer. Additionally there is also evidence based on health care providers who have gone through the MBSR process themselves. There is a host of academic work that attests to the effectiveness of the MBSR programme. More than 100 papers have been written which indicate that the effects are relatively long lasting especially if post course group practice is also offered.

Since its inception, several hundred people have graduated from the MBSR courses run through the London Centre for Mindfulness.
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All our drop in classes are currently on line using Zoom. Our drop-in lunchtime mindfulness classes take place each Wednesday from 12.30 to 1 pm. All are very welcome to attend including complete beginners. Contact Jane on Tel: 07966 510290 to ask for your name to be added to the list. We hold a weekly… Read More


We are continuing to run the 8-week Mindfulness for Stress Reduction courses on line using Zoom. The cost is £250 which includes the cost of all on line materials and facilitation. Concessions are available with at least one free bursary place per course. Although not the same as meeting in person, our on line graduates… Read More