Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
An Eight Week Group Programme facilitated by Stephen Archer and Lucy Schwabe
Evenings 11 April – 30 May 2013
This is an invitation to move toward greater balance, control and participation in your life…
Worldwide, tens of thousands of people have accepted this invitation and they’ve learned to integrate into their everyday lives the methods of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a programme developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Over the past twenty-eight years the programme has shown consistent, reliable, and reproducible demonstrations of clinically relevant reductions in medical and psychological symptoms across a wide range of medical diagnoses, including chronic pain, depression and anxiety.
Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life through enhancing the quality of your attention. It increases your ability to consciously respond to situations rather than simply react, make good lifestyle choices, stay focused and present, see through obstacles and achieve your goals. Mindfulness-based stress reduction is intended to ignite your inner sense of health and wellbeing and infuse your life with awareness.
The highly participatory, practical course includes:
- Guided instruction in developing mindfulness meditation practices
- Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
- Group dialogue and mindful communication exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
- Individually tailored instruction
- Daily home assignments
- Home practice materials including guided mindfulness practice CD’s and a workbook
Course dates and venue Eight x 2 hour sessions each Thursday 7pm-9pm 11 April – 30 May 2013
and 1 x full day of practice on 19 May at Pa Maria, 78 Hobson Street, Thorndon, Wellington
To register Please include your contact details. To make an internet payment contact email@example.com and you will be sent bank account details or call him on 0274 356352 or send a cheque for the full course amount to S. Archer, PO Box 27015, Marion Square, Wellington 6141