MBSR is a mindfulness-based program designed to assist people with pain and a range of conditions and life issues that were initially difficult to treat in a hospital setting. It uses a combination of mindfulness meditation, body awareness, and yoga to help people become more mindful and was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. In recent years, meditation has been the subject of controlled clinical research. This suggests it may have beneficial effects, including stress reduction, relaxation, and improvements to quality of life, but that it does not help prevent or cure disease.
The MBSR program is an eight-week workshop taught by certified trainers that entails weekly group meetings, homework, and instruction in three formal techniques: mindfulness meditation, body scanning and simple yoga postures.
According to Kabat-Zinn, the basis of MBSR is mindfulness, which he defined as “moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness.”
Lisa has been studying mindfulness, meditation and MBSR for over 10 years, and is a Qualified MBSR Teacher.
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The next 8-week series will begin in the fall of 2018. We hope you’ll join us for 2-hour Discover Mindfulness classes in the meantime, so come on over to our FB page!