The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program consists of one 2.5 hour evening class for 8 weeks, plus a one (weekend) day retreat. By attending the program and enjoying 30 minutes of guided practice each day (with your complementary mindfulness MP3/CD), you will emerge with the skills to utilise the power of mindfulness in everyday life.

MBSR was first developed in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, U.S.A. Over 30,000 people worldwide have benefited from attending MBSR, which has evolved into a well-researched and respected form of integrative health care, and a powerful form of self-awareness training. As we respond to our ever-changing and challenging world, mindfulness assists us to be fully present, and to engage life with awareness, skill, and genuine caring for self and others.

Lila has taught the MBSR program for 15 years in health care, education, corporate and private environments, and is a skilled and flexible group facilitator. We offer this highly experiential mind-body programme in a supportive, retreat-like and nourishing environment. Within MBSR mindfulness meditation practices are joined with effective, experiential teachings based in contemporary third wave psychology, neuroscience and medicine.

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Join the MBSR program to
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    • Enhance your ability to respond to life with presence and potency…
    • Conquer habitual patterns of reactivity, rumination and distraction…
    • Improve relationships and communications, empathy and compassion…
    • Increase quality of life and work/life balance…
    • Sleep better, boost your focus, productivity, and decision making ability…
    • Manage pain and symptoms of chronic illness…
    • Help prevent recurring anxiety, depression and addictive behaviours.

Over three decades of research suggests that MBSR is effective in alleviating the symptoms of: work and relationship stressors, fatigue, sleep problems, chronic illness, persistent pain, asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure, gastro-intestinal (GI) distress, skin disorders, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), eating disturbances, addictive behaviours, anxiety, depression, and grief. (for research see: The Center for Mindfulness in Health Care and Society – University of Massachusetts).

MBSR is an integration of ancient contemplative wisdom, and modern science. People of diverse cultures and beliefs tell us they benefit from this secular, universal approach to total well-being. Couples and families report that the shared understanding and practice of mindfulness meditation enhances relationships.

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