Stress plays a significant role in the
development, progression and severity of
Autoimmune disease, Long Covid and Chronic Pain.
MBSR can help
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidence based training that teaches you to relate to pain, fatigue and fear in a new way - with acceptance, curiosity and compassion. This new way of relating to your experience reduces suffering and opens the door to your body's innate ability to heal itself.
The MBSR Curriculum at a Glance
We meet live, online for 2 hours each week for 8 weeks.
Between weeks 6 and 7, we spend a full day (9am - 4pm) practicing together
Each 2 hour session includes practice, inquiry, reflection and didactic learning.
Between classes, your are encouraged to spend 30-45m per day on the practices you learned that week.
Week 1 - Attention
How we pay attention has as much of an impact on our experience as where we put our attention - this week, we begin to get to know what we pay attention to and how by practicing the Body Scan meditation
Week 4 - Stress
We take a deep dive into the physiology of stress and reactivity. We come to know stress as an automatic, conditioned, embodied response that we just might be able to notice and interrupt.
Between weeks 6 and 7, we spend a full day (9am - 4pm) in silent practice. You invited to turn inward and be led seamlessly from one practice to the next to explore your own inner landscape.
Week 2 - Perception
We begin to explore and uncover habitual patterns in the way we pay attention, and learn to use the breath as an anchor to the present moment.
Week 5 - Response
Learn to extend the pause between stimulus and response and experience some freedom from habitual reactions as you begin to notice thoughts as "just thoughts".
Week 7- Compassion
We practice bringing kindness to ourselves and our everyday experiences with Metta Mediation and reflection on the role of self compassion in healing and pain relief for both individuals and communities.
Week 3 - Movement
Just like the mind can hold on to automatic habits and patterns, so can the body. In class 3, we observe our reactions to the body in motion with an introduction to gentle Hatha yoga and walking meditation
Week 6 - Communication
This week we explore stress and response inside of relationships, continue to observe thoughts as "just thoughts" and develop and strengthen concentration and focus.
Week 8- Integration
In our final class, we discuss ongoing practice, support and resources to continue experiencing relief, healing and joy in real life, right now.
Free Introduction to MBSR is a
to registering for the 8 week course
Find out if MBSR is right for you - meet the instructor, try it out and get your questions answered at a FREE introduction session - held live each week.