This is an 8 week programme that uses mindfulness to help people cope better and be more at ease in their life. It is suitable for those new to mindfulness and also to more experienced meditators who would like to learn how to integrate mindfulness into their everyday life more. The effects of mindfulness could be described as ‘coming home to oneself’. It’s not foreign to us as we all started out as mindfulness experts so fortunately it is not about ‘getting’ or ‘acquiring’ something it’s more about remembering how to live in this way.
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People participate for different reasons such as:
The course consists of eight 2½ hour weekly classes and one full day session on a Saturday or Sunday towards end of programme. Home practice is an integral part of this course and a commitment of 45 – 55 minutes a day is required. Home practice consists of guided meditations and some written exercises.
The course includes:
The course is intensive and also life affirming and requires a degree of commitment to oneself to participate fully in all aspects over the 8 weeks.
Tens of thousands of people have participated in this programme and 30 years of published research documents that the majority of people who complete the 8 week MBSR programme experience: