Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate differently to what is happening in your life, a way of taking charge of your life, a way of doing something for yourself that no one else can do for you. It involves consciously and systematically working with stress, pain, illness, and the challenges and demands of everyday life.



The MBSR program can help if you have


  • Stress - job, family or financial
  • Anxiety - fear - worry
  • Bereavement
  • Burnout
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Gastro Intestinal Distress
  • generally feeling overwhelmed by life
 

The 8-week intensive program is modelled on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's work at the University of Massachusetts Stress Reduction Clinic. The course consists of eight 2 and a half hour classes plus a one day workshop.

The highly participatory practical course includes:

  • Guided Instruction in Mindfulness Meditation
  • Gentle stretching, mindful movement
  • Inquiry exercises promoting awareness in everyday life
  • Daily practices of mindfulness

Learning to practice Mindfulness is to counteract the habitual tendency of 'mindlessness', symptoms which can include living mechanically, feeling separate from both life and oneself and continually living in the past or the future. Developing a true relationship to life requires both effort and the willingness to explore all aspects of our being.

Through the process of cultivating moment-to-moment awareness you can learn skills to assist you with the pain, stress and difficulties, which are a natural part of life. By learning to participate more fully in life one can feel more alive and joyful, thereby gaining access to powerful inner resources. Those participating in the 8 week course are commit to practicing at home with the CDs provided, 5 days out of 7.

 

The MBSR course will be taught again in Milltown (Kerry), starting October 3rd 7pm 2017. Please see details under 'classes'.

 



   

Testimonials

“The course was extremely important for me as it puts thoughts in perspective!”

“It has been immensely helpful to realise that I have a choice about what I think and that I’m not what I think (thank God!)”

“The course has taught me that my thoughts and feelings are not me but just part of me. It has helped me in my dealings with people, especially people I don’t like.”

“What has stood out for me in this course is the idea that ‘this is it’, not a rehearsal. This is our life as we are living it, moment by moment and we need to take it all in.”









 
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