MBSR Program

 

“I had my initial doubts, and I can be cynical, but this course proved to be a very good investment. I learned not only useful coping techniques but how to recognise times when I need them and how to effectively put into practice. Helped my stress levels… I thoroughly recommend this course.”
– Gillian, 8-week MBSR program participant

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Are you interested in learning tools and techniques that can help:

  • Reduce your stress and anxiety,
  • Promote relaxation,
  • Improve focus, listening, and decision-making skills,
  • Boost creativity and innovation, and
  • Develop resilience, better health, and overall well-being?

Program Overview:

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program was founded by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979 and is the subject of the best selling book Full Catastrophe Living. Thousands of participants around the world have gone through the MBSR program since its creation, and it is still considered the gold standard in secular mindfulness training today.

The central focus of the program is training in mindfulness meditation and its integration into the challenges/adventures of everyday life.

The Details:

Offered as an in-depth 8-week training course (one evening per week, one all-day retreat, and daily home practice), the MBSR program enables you to progressively learn various mindfulness practices, the science behind it and how it works, and build a strong foundation for integrating mindfulness and its many benefits into your daily life.

Participants in MBSR programs worldwide have reported an increased ability to manage stressful situations, anger, fear, anxiety and depression – both at home and in the workplace. Participants have also reported an overall improved quality of life, improvements to working memory, less emotional reactivity and, last but not least, more effective communication (in both speaking and listening).

The program is challenging and life-changing.

No previous experience is required, however participating in the MBSR program requires an ongoing commitment to yourself.

Upcoming MBSR courses:

Fall 2020 (in-person):

  • Oct.06, 2020 – Orientation / Informational session for interested participants (~75 minutes)
    • Note: Attending orientation is required to participate in MBSR (exceptions can be made by having a 1:1 discussion prior to the first week’s session)
  • Oct.27, 2020 – Session 1
  • Nov.03, 2020 – Session 2
  • Nov.10, 2020 – Session 3
  • Nov.17, 2020 – Session 4
  • Nov.24, 2020 – Session 5
  • Dec.01, 2020 – Session 6
  • Dec.05, 2020 – Retreat / extended practice (~9am-4pm)
  • Dec.08, 2020 – Session 7
  • Dec.15, 2020 – Session 8

Weekly sessions of 2.5 hours.
Daily home practice of 35-40 minutes.

Sessions will be on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm, and the retreat will take place on a Saturday.

The course will be in Lausanne – exact location to be determined.

Participation in all sessions is required (participation includes a commitment to attendance being a priority).

Cost: CHF 650.- (includes 26 hours of live group sessions and access to a guided mindfulness practice library)

Next Steps:

If you are interested in the MBSR program and ready to commit the time and energy – and to change your life – please reach out via the Contact page!