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MBSR Starting March, 2019
Do You Need Mindfulness?
Did you know that there is extensive research suggesting that an eight week mindfulness based stress reduction course (MBSR) activates the part of the brain responsible for optimism and joy?
Research results using fMRI brain scans indicate that the brain can change and be re-wired for happiness while reducing stress, a concept known as neuro-plasticity.
Perhaps you, like many, find the pace and pressures of life have worn down your capacity to engage fully with life’s simple, joyful moments: your mind is frequently hijacked by mental ‘to do’ lists.
Have you ever experienced driving from one place to another without even being aware of what you were doing?
Or do you often find your mind is so preoccupied with thoughts ruminating about the past, judging your present moment activity or anticipating a future event that you can’t switch off?
Perhaps, you eat without really tasting or ignore your body’s signals of fullness?
Or you are simply running on empty, stressed and burnt out from over committing your time, energy and resources at work and other areas of life – family, social life, caring for others.
Although the brain is only 2 percent of the body’s weight, it uses 20-25 percent of its oxygen and glucose. Worry, anxiety and depression will use up more energy and are literally exhausting.
(Lammert, 2008: Buddha’s Brain, R. Hanson).
Revive Your Life with MBSR
Are you curious but not sure if the course is for you? Come along to the Introduction to Mindfulness Course to learn more about the full course.
Places are limited to keep group size workable for each participant and the teacher, therefore, it’s advisable to reserve your space early.
The course requires your regular commitment for its duration, therefore, it would be advisable to check your diary so you can focus on your learning and practise during the eight weeks.
Venue: Friends Meeting House, 1a Ordnance Road, (Off London Road), Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2AZ
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Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Week 1: 9 March
Week 2: 16 March
Week 3: 23 March
Week 4: 30 March
Week 5: 6 April
Week 6: 13 April
Retreat day: 27 April – full day retreat venue TBC
Week 7: 4 May
Week 8: 11 May
The MBSR course is a structured curriculum developed by Dr. Jon Kabatt-Zinn focusing on a distinct theme and progressive learning each week.
What You Will Learn:
- How to switch off autopilot and lean into the present moment
- To become aware of yourself and others in a positive way
- To deal with difficult thoughts, moods and emotions positively
- How to respond to stress with effective strategies
- How to live with more purpose
- To increase confidence and relaxation
- Live more fully
During the sessions you will learn gentle mindful movement (yoga, tai chi, zen walking-based practices) and meditation using the breath and senses to help you locate and dissolve tension, develop mental clarity, focus, concentration and calm.
During each session you will be encouraged to share your direct experience of the teacher guided practices within the confidential setting of the group.
Please note that daily home practice – 6 times per week from recordings of up to 40 mins – is required to develop your mindfulness skills week by week.
Although there is much evidence supporting the effectiveness of MBSR, it is not suitable for everyone.
The teacher will advise each applicant prior to the course start.
Please email us if you are uncertain if this course is for you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Early bird price is £230 before the end of November and £260 from December 2018.
The price includes pre-course orientation (registration, questionnaires and telephone consultation, where appropriate), eight 2 hour sessions per week plus one all day retreat, all weekly course materials and CD/mp3 recordings of weekly meditations for home practice.
Payment is made in advance of the course start date by Paypal or bank transfer on request.
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More than one month’s notice – a full refund will be given less a 10% administration fee.
Less than one month’s notice – no refund will be given unless your place is taken by another. In this eventuality, the refund will be subject to a 10% administration fee.
During the course – no refund.