Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Training

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training (MBSR) was developed to help people with chronic health problems, in order to give them tools to manage their symptoms and to take a better care of themselves. Today MBSR training is advised for those who would like reduce stress in their life by learning how to respond to the life events responsibly instead of reacting impulsively, how to take better care of themselves but also how to live more in the moment and step out from their auto pilot more often.

MBSR training consists of 8 sessions (2,5 hour each) and one silence day.

The topics of the sessions are:

Session 1: Automatic pilot

Session 2: Dealing with obstacles and challenges

Session 3: Getting to know your boundaries

Session 4: The landscape of stress

Session 5: Responding to stress with awareness

Session 6: Thoughts are not facts

Session 7: How can I take better care of myself?

Session 8: How to use what I have learned?

During the sessions we use different exercises to train the mind, such as siting and walking meditation or bodyscan:''sweeping through the body with the mind''. The purpose of the exercises is to observe any experience we might have from moment to moment. By observing each moment we can learn something about ourselves and about our reactivity to the experience.

In general we can say that MBSR helps to improve the quality of life. By training the mind through the meditation and concentration exercises, MBSR can help you to bring more clarity and more awareness into your life.