|Lessons in Mindfulness
This is a two session course introducing the concept of mindfulness, an opportunity to learn the basic teachings in order to cultivate an interest in a mindful way of living and being. Mindfulness meditation will be introduced and practiced, along with poetry and movement. Discussion will be facilitated in order to make sense of the teachings. A person attending this course will leave with suggestions on how to begin to introduce mindfulness tools into daily living.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a clinically proven program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and others at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. It involves meditation, body scanning, brief presentations and discussion, and stress reduction practices. It is an intensive program that invites participants to discover their inner capacity to observe the mind, to reduce pain and suffering, and to find ease in day-to-day living. The MBSR program has been used to address chronic pain and illness, emotional distress, depression and anxiety. A wealth of research supports its effectiveness.