WHAT IS MINDFULNESS
You’ve heard of mindfulness. Maybe you’ve even tried practicing mindfulness or read about its role in helping to manage stress. You’re not alone—we live in an extremely fast-paced world, and sometimes, we forget to check in with ourselves.
Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as following: “The awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally”.
BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS
There are many emerging areas of research on mindfulness meditation benefits. The following topics are some of the ones where there is ample solid, robust research that points to the fact that mindfulness can positively impact:
Anxiety and depression reduction
Reduction of the impact of chronic pain
Reduction of emotional reactivity
Better concentration and memory
Here a short video from Jon Kabat-Zinn explaining the benefits of Mindfulness.
ABOUT THE TRAINING MBSR
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8 week course that was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at UMass Medical School’s Stress Reduction Clinic.
Participants attend to weekly sessions of 2h30 during 8 weeks and to a silent day at the end of the training.
October 17th: What is Mindfulness?
October 24th: How we perceive the World and Ourselves
October 31st: At Home in Our Own Body
November 7th: What is Stress?
November 21st: Stress: Reaction or Mindful Response
November 28th: Mindful Communication
December 1st - Silent day
December 5th: Taking Care of Ourselves
December 12th: Looking Backward, Going Forward
What will this 8 week-course provide you?
knowledge about stress and mindfulness mindfulness meditation techniques
body awareness (still or in movement) group discussions
assignments to do at home
workbook & audios for your daily practice
What are the benefits?
Increase your present moment awareness in life
Learn how to deal with stress and difficulties
Learn to cope with your medical condition & pain
Prior the start of the program, an introductory one-on- one meeting to give you more information about the training, to answer your questions and to make sure that this program will fit your current life situation.
Estelle Augustyn is currently following a MBSR Teacher Training with the Institute for Mindfulness Based Approaches (IMA) in Germany.
Graduated with a Master in Management of Human Resources, she has 15 years of experience in HR field.
Originally from France, she will lead this MBSR course in English, under the supervision of an experienced MBSR Teacher.
8 Week Course - Thursdays 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday 30 November 10 am - 5 pm
Starts October 17th 2019
Weteringschans 74, 1017XR Amsterdam
Special price: 180 Euros incl. VAT (includes participant workbook and guided meditation audios)