MBSR - 8 Week Online Program
A clinically-developed program to reduce stress, anxiety and chronic pain, and increase well-being and the enjoyment of life.
Next program starting January 18.
(optional orientation / overview January 11)
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
"Ironically, although we all have minds, we seem to need to "re-mind" ourselves of who we are from time to time. If we don't, the momentum of all the doing can take over and have us living its agenda rather than our own, almost as if we were robots, and frenetic robots at that"
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living.
DATES AND TIMES
Weekly Monday Meet-ups x 8:
Jan 18 to Mar 15 - 7pm to 9.30pm
(No class on Feb 15)
Jan 11 - 7pm to 7.45pm
Day of Mindfulness (required):
Mar 7 - 9am to 3pm
LOCATION: Online via Zoom
COST: $200 SGD
Or pay what you can afford.
Note: significantly reduced rate reflecting the financial challenges many people have at this time.
What is the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program?
The MBSR program is designed to help you reduce stress, anxiety and chronic pain, and increase well-being and the enjoyment of life. It is a clinically-developed program that takes a secular non-religious view to mindfulness and meditation and is taught throughout the world in hospitals, universities and private organisation. There is a large volume of academic research showing the effectiveness of the program. Your qualified teachers for this program will be Damien Crittenden and Erin Flanagan.
What will I learn?
Across the 8 weeks you will learn various theories relating to the mind, perception, and how stress and pain are experienced in the mind and body. Complementing this you will learn various formal mindfulness meditation practices, and how to apply these in a 'practical' way in your daily life. You will reflect privately and within the group with a view to building a more 'friendly' relationship with your thoughts and emotions.
What change can I expect to create in my life?
With consistent practice throughout the program you will be able to bring greater awareness, and an attitude of acceptance, into your everyday life situations. This will make it easier to break out of the automatic or conditioned patterns of 'negative' reacting that plague us all, and choose more helpful ways of responding. Ultimately reducing stress and anxiety and their negative effects on your health.
What time commitment do I need to make?
Participants will meet online weekly for 2.5 hours for 8 weeks. In addition there is the Orientation meeting and a "Day of Mindfulness" practice at home which is an important part of the program. The requirements vary from week to week, but for most weeks you will be expected to practice for up to 45 minutes per day, for 6 days each week.
Is the program right for me?
The MBSR program is great for many people, but not for everyone. We strongly recommend scheduling in a short 1:1 call to discuss whether the program is suited for you. Please contact us to schedule a call at a convenient time.
Who are the teachers?
The program is taught by Damien Crittenden and Erin Flanagan, both experienced and qualified teachers of MBSR, with qualification status from the University of California (San Diego) Center for Mindfulness, within the School of Medicine.