Reasons Why People Take a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course Include:
- Medical conditions such as chronic pain, fibromyalgia, heart disease, asthma,
emphysema, gastrointestinal problems, cancer, sleep and skin disorders, and immune problems.
- Chronic and short-term stress due to work, life changes, family issues, and illness.
- Psychological and emotional concerns such as anxiety, phobias, panic, grief, and depression.
MBSR is an experiential learning program, intended to engage the mind and the body. The course uses a combination of techniques to strengthens one’s ability to experience mindful awareness in daily life, and to access the strength and wisdom that lie within.
Through group and individual meditation practices, mental exercises, discussions, and presentations, participants learn ways to cultivate mindfulness so that they can meet the challenges of life (including stress, pain and illness) with greater ease, confidence and resiliency.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Can Help:
- Improve health and self confidence
- Increase relaxation
- Give participants a greater sense of compassion
- Reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression
- Decrease pain
The MBSR course at New Mindful Life is structured as an 8 week class, with an additional all-day retreat during the sixth week of the program (a total of nine sessions). In addition to the weekly meetings, MBSR course particpants will receive guided meditation audio and “homework” exercise to work on each week to strengthen their practice. The home practice is an essential part of the course.
The MBSR course is designed to accommodate any adult, including those with serious illnesses, chronic pain, and physical limitations. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the MBSR Course at New Mindful Life.