Project Description

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

MBSR is an 8-week intensive training in mindfulness meditation, based on an ancient healing practice.
Mindfulness practice is ideal for cultivating greater awareness of the unity of mind and body. It also brings to the surface unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors which can undermine emotional, physical, and spiritual health. The mind is known to be a factor in stress and stress-related disorders. Meditation has been proven to positively affect a range of autonomic physiological processes: such as lowering blood pressure and reducing overall arousal and emotional reactivity.

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR) started in the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979 and is now offered in over 200 medical centers, hospitals, and clinics around the world. Also, schools and companies are integrating Mindfulness because of its positive effects on people of all ages and gender and regardless of religion.

The course includes:

  • A non-binding pretalk (45 minutes)
  • Handouts
  • Recorded guided mindfulness exercises (mp3)
  • An after talk, about 3 weeks after the last session of the course (45 minutes)

Please note: MBSR is not a ‘cure’ for serious medical conditions and should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment.

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You can profit if you…

  • Are experiencing a lot of stress and stress-related symptoms, at work and/or privately.
  • Are suffering from anxiety, sleep disorders, depression, chronical pain or burn-out
  • Are looking for an effective, empowering self-support programme in addition to your medical or psychotherapeutic therapy
  • Are in a challenging situation, e.g. having to cope with illness and/or ongoing conflicts
  • Want to improve the quality of your life, make positive changes and enhance your personal development.

MBSR deals with topics from everyday life. The 8-week course is a secular program that is accessible to all people regardless of religion or beliefs.

Please note: MBSR is not a ‘cure’ for serious medical conditions and should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment.

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What You Will Learn

Through this MBSR course, you will learn skills that can increase your ability to:

  • Cope with stress, pain, and the challenges of everyday life
  • Deal with disturbing events with grace and composure
  • Improve physical and pschychological health
  • Strengthen your immune-system
  • Deepen insights in behavioral patterns such as: triggers, motives, values and needs, increase self-knowledge
  • Improve self-worth and self-compassion
  • Be fully present and alive in this moment
  • Appreciate and enjoy the little things more
  • Improve your quality of life on all levels

Research indicates that mindfulness training can have a significant therapeutic effect for those experiencing stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, depression, chronic pain, migraines, heart conditions, diabetes and other ailments. In addition, participants typically report feeling more alive, more “in-tune” with themselves and others.

Please note: MBSR is not a ‘cure’ for serious medical conditions and should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment.

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Upcoming Courses

“If you are distressed by anything external,
the pain is not due to the thing itself,
but to your estimate of it,
and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”

Marcus Aurelius

YOUR COACH

SABINE DE POTTER
SABINE DE POTTERMindfulness Coach
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