8 Sessions of Online One-to-One Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course Spread Over 8 Weeks
Online Private MBSR Course
Mindfulness, when practiced regularly, allows you to see yourself and the world around you in a new way. By bringing your attention to the present moment and learning to let it unfold, you can find balance and a sense of calm in difficult situations as well as increase the joy in uplifting ones.
A workbook with daily assignments and home practice materials
A set of recorded guided meditations will be made available to the participant for home practice
Email support in between sessions
56 days with instruction
Online sessions will be held over Zoom.
How the course works
The course consists of 8 weekly 1.5-1.75 hour sessions. The acceptance onto the eight-week course is dependent on completing a registration form and having an initial 20-minute induction call via Zoom.
In accordance with the Good Practice guidelines, as outlined by the UK network for mindfulness-based teachers, the registration process includes a brief induction talk between teacher and participant to determine suitability for the course and to give more detailed information about what the eight-week course entails.
Please note that this online course is not suitable for people who have just gone through trauma or are suffering from severe mental or psychological difficulties.
Timing of sessions (BST/GMT+1)
You can arrange the timing of private sessions with Drama2Calmer Mindfulness. The days the course can be conducted are Mondays from 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays all day, Wednesdays all day, Thursdays after 4:30 p.m., Fridays after 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays all day.
MBSR is an eight-week evidence-based program that offers secular, intensive mindfulness training. It is designed to help participants develop their own mindfulness practice and learn new ways of handling difficult physical sensations, feelings, and moods.
It was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and his colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in 1979 and it is now taught all over the world. It is particularly helpful for people suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, and pain. But also supports anyone who would like to incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives and find balance, calm, and overall well-being.
The session themes are:
Session 1 - What is mindfulness (there is more right with you than wrong)
Session 2 - Perception and creative responding (how you perceive the world and yourself)
Session 3 - Mindfulness of the breath and the body in movement (there is both pleasure and power in being present)
Session 4 - Learning about your patterns of stress reactivity (wherever you go, there you are)
Session 5 - Working with stress (mindful responding instead of reacting)
Session 7 - Lifestyle choices (how can you best take care of yourself?)
Session 8 - A mindful life (keeping your mindfulness alive)
Mindfulness is a practical approach which trains attention, allowing people to cultivate awareness and therefore enabling them to have more choice and take wise action in their lives. This can have a beneficial effect on lots of different areas of life, such as health, personal, and professional relationships, mental health and overall well-being, coping with stress in work and career.
The benefits of mindfulness and meditation are numerous and in adults the practice has been shown to positively influence the brain including impulse control, decision making, perspective taking, emotional regulation, learning, and memory. It can also has a variety of physical health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure, improving sleep, reducing pain, etc.
Cornelia Baumann is a Connected Kids tutor and a qualified MBSR Teacher with Mindful Academy Solterreno and teaches mindfulness meditation and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
This private session is held online. Drama2Calmer Mindfulness is based in London, UK (BST/GMT+1). They will conduct their live online classes via Zoom, which you can participate from the comfort of your home by just using your phone or computer.