MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION
This is an 8-session course inspired by Jon Kabat-Zinn's 'Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction' first conducted at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center over 30 years ago. It was originally created to help cancer patients and their families manage the stress and anxiety involved in battling life threatening illness. Over the years the MBSR has proven broader clinical applications. Benefits include reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression, lower stress levels, increased self-esteem, confidence, and an improved ability to manage the emotions. Teri's course can also be used simply as a way to bring more mindfulness into daily life.
Participants are taught the basics of mindfulness and 'Insight' meditation and encouraged to explore how they can apply this discipline to their own lives in a practical way. Through regular practice you can help yourself on a core, neurological level to be less reactive and more stable. Personally empowering, learning to work with, not struggling against the resistance of your own mind builds inner strength and a natural ability to concentrate the mind.
Mindfulness is introduced as a discipline and used as the vehicle for self awareness. Participants are encouraged to work at their own pace toward personal goals while developing the capacity to be more 'present'.
All action arises from stillness.
All music from silence.
Experienced practitioners and beginners to meditation practice are welcome.
A brief screening is required to assess if this work is appropriate for you at this time.