Mindfulness

New to mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a perfect way to learn the basics of mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) developed by Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale. During this course you will learn how to cope more effectively with stressful situations, depression, chronic pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance and anxiety. Participants practice present moment awareness, deep relaxation, and gentle movement. Through the use of various  techniques, a person learns to discover and observe his or her reactions to life’s stressors and to choose how to respond. The majority of participants report an increased body awareness,  a greater enthusiasm for life and  improved self-esteem. However, it is good to know this course is a complement, not a substitute, for whatever medical treatments a person may be receiving and it should not be used in place of medical care.