The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is an eight week evidence based experiential course which invites you to engage on a physical, emotional and intellectual level. It offers a programme of mindfulness meditation training, which is practical and transformative. The programme was established by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in the USA and has been widely researched over the past 40 years showing many positive effects.
Research indicates that the majority people who complete the course report:
• Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms, including anxiety and depression
• Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with chronic pain
• Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
• An ability to cope more effectively with short and long term situations
For a summary of research outcomes see: