What it is
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
An 8-week evidence based experiential course based on mindfulness meditation training
Why I found it useful
Over the last two decades, there has been an expansion and proliferation of mindfulness meditation programmes employed within education, work and healthcare settings. The aim of these programmes is to decrease stress and improve attention and well being
Who might find this useful?
Although some participants do find the course helpful in their work with patients, the primary emphasis at this stage is on developing our own capacity for mindful attention.
How long does it take?
The next course will meet weekly at Roxburghe House from 5.15pm to 7.15pm starting on Thursday, 31st October 2019 for 8 consecutive Thursdays (until 19th December 2019). There will also be one full Saturday retreat on 7th December 2019.
The course also entails approximately 30-40 minutes/day (6 days per week) of home practice in between the taught sessions. Although participants consistently find it a challenge, the amount of benefit they derive from the course is contingent upon their capacity and willingness to make this commitment. Again, I would recommend that you consider this carefully before enrolling.