8 week mindfulness based stress reduction course

Taken directly from the UCSD Center for Mindfulness website

 

A life-affirming course in conscious living

 

The course schedule consists of eight weekly classes and one daylong class on a weekend. This highly participatory, practical course includes:

 

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices

  • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga

  • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life

  • Individually tailored instruction

  • Group dialogue

  • Daily home assignments

  • Guided audio files for home practice and a workbook


The course is challenging and life-affirming. The instructors are accomplished and skilled at creating a safe, supportive, and deeply engaging learning environment that allows participants to seek, explore, and inquire.


In this program, you will learn:

 

  • Articulate the key aspects of mindfulness as it relates to stress reduction, coping with pain and illness and enhancing well-being

  • Differentiate MBSR from relaxation and other distraction techniques that may seem similar but are fundamentally and theoretically quite different in contending with difficulty and enhancing quality of life

  • Practice and apply mindfulness techniques in both personal and professional settings as a means of contending more effectively with the demands of both settings

  • Integrate mindfulness into social interaction with patients, colleagues, supervisors, family and friends to facilitate more effective and mindful communication

  • Articulate the potential benefits of mindfulness-based stress reduction (and mindfulness in general) to educate patients and their families about the benefits of such programs in their own lives

  • Implement brief mindfulness practices with patients and family members as a means of contending with acute pain, anxiety and distress.

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May all beings live with ease and kindness