The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8-week program
We are living in the „ fast lane “…
Our lifestyle is becoming faster and faster: Acheiving high performance at work, constantly updating with the latest information through email, internet and mobile phone, organising a complicated family schedule, as well as dealing with relationship issues and maybe your sick mother at hospital…
That is the „ Full Catastophe Living “!
The moment the pressure put upon us is higher than our ability to deal with it, we feel stressed.
Studies have shown that stress not only has an impact on our quality of life, but has also a major influence on our health. It can lead to disease and sickness.
So why not do something about feeling stressed ?
What is the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program?
The MBSR program was originally developed by Jon Kabat Zinn at the world-famous Stress Reduction Clinic more than 30 years ago. The program was developed for stress-related suffering. It incorporated the beneficial MindBody effects of Eastern traditions thousands of years old, like meditation and yoga, in a western and secular frame, without its religious background.
Since then, more than 20,000 people have participitated in the 8-week MBSR course at the Center for Mindfulness at UMass. And even more worldwide.
MBSR plays a leading role in Mind-Body and Integrative Medicine. Its effectiveness has been established in a wide variety of contexts in a high number of studies. MBSR is evidence-based.
Who is this program for?
Research indicates that MBSR is effective in preventing depression relapse and dealing with anxieties. It is beneficial in the treatment of stress related disease such as hypertension and chronic pain. It can help you to face life-threatening disease and challenging life situations.
The MBSR course promotes your health and well-being, and it is a wonderful method for personal growth.
If you are ready to take an active role in managing your health and well-being, this course is for you.
How is the course organised?
The mindfulness- medicine Geneva MBSR course is modeled after the original program developed at the Stress Reduction clinic by Jon Kabat Zinn.
The course is highly practical and skills-based.
In eight 2.5 hour weekly sessions, you will learn mindfulness skills through:
- carefully guided meditations,
- body-centered exercises such as yoga, breathing exercises and gentle stretching
- daily assignments to help you introduce mindfulness to your daily life.
- Guided audio and handouts will support you in your daily home practice.
A silent retreat day will be a unique opportunity to deepen your practice in a fostering environment.
Mindfulness will help you approach life differently : in a more conscious way…leading to more fullfillment and well-being.
How much does it cost?
590 Chf including 22 hours of teaching, participation at the silent day retreat, handouts and guided audios.
If you are interested in participating in the MBSR course, or if you have already applied, you are encouraged to participate in this session .
The introduction session is free of charge and lasts approx. 1.5 hours.