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Mindfulness – Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)​

Mindfulness – Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

“…what if it were possible to hold the whole of it in awareness and allow it to be just as it already is?

That would be an incredible radical act.”

– Jon Kabat- Zinn

Mindfulness- based stress reduction (MBSR) is the original work of Dr Jon Kabat- Zinn & colleagues, at The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare & Society, Massachusetts Medical School. An eight week / 9 session mindfulness group training, MBSR extends an invitation to re-discover a life – affirming way of being no matter what the circumstances.

With over 30 years of published research, MBSR has been shown repeatedly to be helpful to those living with the stress caused by chronic illness and pain. At Compassion Field we really value MBSR for durability, integrity and flexibility in application since 1979 in the context of mental as well as physical health problems in hospitals, schools, prisons and business settings. It has often been observed that those who are worst affected seem to benefit most.

Participants regularly report:-

  • an increased ability to cope with stressful situations
  • decreases in both physical and psychological symptoms last long beyond the duration of the course
  • increased ability to cope with pain & distress
  • feeling calmer and happier
  • increase in energy and motivation
  • increase in self confidence

Frances Collins has taught in excess of 25 MBSR groups within NHS as well as other settings to people with long-term conditions.

All of our associate facilitators of MBSR at Compassion Field are aligned to the Principles and Standards for the training of teachers to deliver MBSR as instructed by the Centre for Mindfulness Massachusetts.

An introduction to MBSR session allows anyone to sample the teachings before committing to payment. Please check out our events page or get in touch.

3 thoughts on “Mindfulness – Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)​

  1. Gill Levey

    Have just finished the MBSR course run over 5 weeks of full day workshops, each one was a gem of experiential practice, the fortnightly breaks allowed for reflection and a chance to incorporate the practices into daily living.
    Frances Collins is an inspiring, generous teacher who ‘gifts’ the teaching to the students enabling me to become more personally aware. I feel as though my journey has just begun, and will reach into every aspect of my life.

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