The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course focuses on empowering people to open up to their experiences, ‘be present’ and cultivate the kinder, compassionate self. This approach aims to teach people a set of skills to help manage daily and on-going difficulties that present for them, encompassing physical and psychological problems or challenges.
Mindfulness origins are derived from the belief of ‘living in the moment’. It is the practice of purposefully paying attention moment by moment, in a non-judgemental way. The practice is sometimes referred to as “practising being”, that is, the tuning into each moment in an effort to remain awake and aware from one moment to the next. The practice includes:
- Learning how to make time for one-self.
- Learning how to slow down and nurture calmness and self-acceptance in oneself.
- Purposefully allowing the body and mind to come to rest in the moment, no matter what is “on” one’s mind or how one’s body feels
The approach combines ancient traditions with current knowledge, understanding and research.
This is a day patient programme.