Mindfulness

OCTOBER 28, 2018 – Join us for our Introduction to Qi Gong event! Qi Gong is sometimes referred to as Chinese Yoga. It’s free-flowing, graceful movements are a meditation-in-motion that benefit balance, circulation and mind-body connection. See our sister website, www.ibmindfulness.com for more details.

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.

For updates on current and upcoming classes, please visit our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ibmindfulcommunity

The next 8-week series will be geared specifically toward cancer survivors, and will begin in the winter of 2019. We hope you’ll join us for 2-hour Discover Mindfulness classes in the meantime, so come on over to our FB page, or visit our sister website, www.ibmindfulness.com.

Questions are always welcome 🙂