MBSR Course Information
MBSR means “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction”. It is an approach to self-care that helps deal with stress, pain and illness. The MBSR course teaches people to focus awareness on body sensations, thoughts, and emotions in a nonjudgmental way.
This course is modeled on the program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Kabat-Zinn’s program is evidence-based and is the “gold standard” in such mindfulness training.
The course consists of eight weekly classes and one day-long class on a Saturday or Sunday. It is designed to introduce mindfulness practice as a way of reducing stress and developing greater balance, control and participation in one’s life. Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in one’s life, including the challenges of stress, pain, illness and everyday demands.
You will learn:
1. How to reduce and relate to stress;
2. Methods to improve your ability to concentrate and think clearly;
3. To deal with difficulties in your life with balance and awareness;
4. To participate in your own wellness and health;
5. To cultivate your natural capacity to care for yourself and find greater ease and peace of mind.
For more information please contact Jill Dunkley.
There are two upcoming programs:
MBSR - An Mid-Winter 8 Week Program: Thurs Jan 18 - March 8, 2018 2:00 - 4;30 pm and a day-long retreat Sat Feb 24, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Yoga Connection 39D Gore St. in Perth. Anyone is welcome to apply and no prior yoga experience is necessary.
MBSR - A Fall 8 Week Program Tues Oct 2 - Tues Nov 20, 2018 7:00 - 9:30 pm and a day-long retreat Sat Nov 10, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Perth Physiotherapy Clinic 1861 Rogers Rd, in Perth. Anyone is welcome to apply and no prior yoga experience is necessary.
The fee includes all print materials and recordings, the eight sessions and the day-long session.
You will attend group sessions for 2 ½ hours, once a week for 8 weeks. You receive 31 hours of direct instruction. There is also the expectation that you practice daily home assignments for 45-60 minutes each day.
If the cost for you is out of reach, please contact Jill Dunkley
Deposit refunded minus $50 processing fee 2 weeks prior to the course.
After 2 weeks prior to the course: no refund.