MBSR

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness is the awareness that arises by paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.

- Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction was founded in 1979 by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Massachusetts, USA. Since then, the practice of mindfulness has gathered significant momentum due to it being supported by innumerable studies and scientific research. Kabat-Zinn was able to extract important aspects from the ancient Buddhist practices of mindfulness and meditation and combine them with modern day neuroscience research and develop this very secular and non-religious program which came to be known as MBSR.

 

MBSR is a rigorous practice and experience oriented program of 8 weeks. It combines various types of meditation practices and gentle yoga movements with a clear understanding of the body and brain, ensuring that the participant is able to connect back to the moment to moment experience of life.

 

Moment-to-moment awareness means being aware of our body sensations, thoughts, feelings and at the same time being aware of the situation that is presenting itself on the outside. It is in a way - being present in our own lives as it is unfolding!

The possible benefits of Mindfulness & MBSR practices:

- Handling stress and its manifestations like sleeplessness, exhaustion, burn-out, etc

- Better emotional health to tackle anxiety and depression

- Sense of calm and grounding- Increased clarity and control over one’s life 

- Higher level of self-compassion in life

- Increased resilience

8-week MBSR Program in English

 

The CONNECTEDLIVING eight-week program is based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, and also greatly influenced by my teachers, my personal experience and practice.

Program Delivery:

  • Interactive Live online training ( via video on zoom or like online platform) In small groups of up to 6 OR 1:1 individual sessions.

  • Contact sessions ( at CONNECTEDLIVING office in Cham, CH). In small groups of up to 6 OR 1:1 individual sessions.

Program Structure:

As a participant, you will;

  • attend 8 weekly contact sessions held on consecutive weeks. Each session is about 2.5 hours and will include the understanding of mindfulness and interactive exercises.

  • be guided through meditations, mindfulness practices & interactive exercises during these sessions.

  • receive the recordings of meditations for practicing at home.

  • receive your own Hand-Book that includes all the content that will be covered, to serve as your life-time reference manual.

  • participate in a 6-7 hour Retreat Day which will be held either at the end of all the sessions or just before the last session.

Click here to enroll yourself in a MBSR program at CONNECTEDLIVING.