MBSR

MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION

MBSR COURSE

Our course follows the recognised Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) curriculum. MBSR is the gold standard in mindfulness training and is the most widely researched and validated mindfulness programme available in the world. There are over 100 randomised control studies on MBSR showing its effectiveness in developing resilience such as: increasing productivity, sharpening focus, improving sleep, relieving pain, managing anxiety, coping with illness, and feeling a deeper sense of peace.

The BeingWell prides itself on running quality courses with a maximum of 10 participants and led by highly-qualified chartered psychologists, who in addition meet the criteria set by the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers. Book your Canary Wharf MBSR course today.

 

 

 

 

8-WEEK OUTLINE

01. AUTOPILOT

Shifting from autopilot to the present moment. Opportunity for learning, growth and change can only take place in the immediate point of time.

02. PERCEPTION

Perception and responding. It is not what you see but how you see it.  The lens through which we see the world shapes our experience, our personalities and our behaviour.

03. THE PRESENT

The power of the present. Learning about your patterns of reacting to life’s challenges. Watching in the moment as your mind tends to cling to certain ideas or avoid experiences.

04. COPING

Coping with your life’s challenges. Understanding how perception shapes experience and sets off automatic reactions.

05. RESPONDING

Responding instead of reacting. Dealing with difficult emotions and sensations with RAIN: Recognise/Accept/Investigate/Non-identify.

06. CONNECTING

Mindful interconnections. Bringing mindfulness to your relationships and communications with others. Working with difficult situations by knowing your feelings and expressing them skillfully.

07. TAKING CARE

Being your own encouraging coach. Develop a healthier sense of confidence by taking care of yourself.

08. BEGINNING

The beginning of the rest of your mindful life. Bringing it all together in your own personal plan.

ALL DAY. DEEPENING

Deepening mindfulness in a full day of practice between week 6 and 7. Developing mindfulness over a day of silence. Widening your awareness and self-knowledge.  

WHAT’S INVOLVED?

Learning to meditate in the sessions within a group of up to 10 people (you can also enquire about private MBSR tuition to do the course 1-2-1 or with a couple of friends).

For each of the first six weeks of the programme, you will learn a new meditation in class. You will then need to put around 45 minutes of time aside each day to practice.

Doing simple home practice reflections on your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and experiences. You do not need to share this with anyone, but you can discuss some of it in class if you wish to.

Talking about your experience of meditation in the group sessions. However, there is never pressure to share your experiences and you are welcome to be an active listener rather than participating through speaking. This is also not group therapy and we only discuss personal experiences in relation to learning mindfulness. 

Doing gentle physical movement. Please let the teacher know if you have any physical limitations.

THE BENEFITS 
There is a body growing of research evidence on the physical and psychological health benefits of MBSR.

FOCUS

Sharpen concentration & attention

PAUSE

Ground, centre, unwind & still the mind

DEVELOP EQ

Emotional intelligence to better understand yourself and others

REBALANCE

Work/life, heart/head, body/mind

COMMUNICATION

Enjoy better quality of interactions with others

COPE WITH PAIN

Find a way to live with pain and difficulties

CHOOSE THE BEINGWELL BECAUSE

SMALLER GROUPS

Smaller groups with a maximum of 10 participants. This can help each group member have more opportunity for input to group discussion if they wish. It also allows for more individual attention from the teacher.

HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS

Taught by highly-qualified chartered psychologists who in addition meet the criteria of the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers.

QUALITY COURSE MATERIALS

This includes two DVDs with a total of 22 meditations so that you can vary your practices and also have extra meditations to support you when the course is over. You will also receive professionally-printed full-colour handouts every week (about 9 pages each session).  

ONGOING SUPPORT

We run a regular Friday-evening drop-in mindfulness group. This means that you can get extra support during your course as well as after course completion to help you maintain your practice.

WE ARE A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

We are not-for-profit and so your fee helps support someone in the local community. This means that we prioritise our social mission over profits.

LONDON MBSR COURSE APRIL 2017

Our September mindfulness course starts on Tuesday evenings from 26th September. If you are facing financial hardship, you can apply for a concessionary rate here. Concessions are part of our commitment to make Tower Hamlets MBSR programmes available more widely in the borough.

 

COURSE DETAILS

DATES

September 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7 & 14. All-day session Sunday 5th November.

TIMES

7:15pm until 9:30pm for eight Tuesdays. 11am until 4pm for all-day session.

FEE

£240 early-bird (until 25th August); £280 from 26th August. You can apply for a concessionary rate here.

VENUE

Unit 69 Cannon Workshops, Cannon Drive, London, E14 4AS. Our E14 mindfulness courses are easily accessed by underground (Canary Wharf), DLR (Westferry & East India Quay) and rail (Limehouse).

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