Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction offers, quite simply, a way of changing your life. By altering the way you think and perceive the world, it makes you less stressed, better able to cope, more positive, more aware – in short, more able to appreciate yourself and your life. Now offered in schools, in management training programmes, in health care and corporate settings, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is the centrepiece of the Mental Health Foundation’s guide on how to look after your mental health using iMindfullness.

If you are feeling disconnected from your life – if you want to spend less time being hijacked by the stresses and strains of work, home, family, or health – if you want to learn to live more fully in the present moment – and you are willing to commit yourself to spending an hour a day working on this – then this well-established and tried-and-tested class can give you the tools to change your life. We can all benefit from MBSR training: we all long to be centred and at ease with our lives.

waterfallOriginally developed at one of the leading university hospitals in the US over 30 years ago to help manage chronic pain, MBSR’s reputation for helping people to deal with a wide range of problems is now worldwide. Research over three decades has shown that people who complete the course report:

  • Being better able to relax
  • Being less distressed by physical and psychological symptoms
  • Reduced pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with pain that may not go away
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Improved concentration and memory
  • Better sleep
  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
  • Improved self-esteem

Research also suggests that mindfulness strengthens the immune system and develops areas of the brain associated with wellbeing.

Please check dates and make sure that you can attend all the sessions.  All students must attend the orientation session which is the first class.

If you are considering doing the 9 week course please read this informationMBSR is not a substitute for medical or mental health treatment

A £20 administration payment will be retained by the Letchworth Centre if after the orientation session it is decided that the course is not appropriate for you.

MBSR is not a substitute for medical or mental health treatment

Tutor:  Helena Martin GRSM LRAM Dip Couns PGDip Mindfulness Trained Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion, Focusing Practitioner

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