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Classic 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program

When:

Wed Aug 10 2016, 7:15pm–9:45pm
Wed Aug 17 2016, 7:15pm–9:45pm
Sun Aug 21 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm
Wed Aug 24 2016, 7:15pm–9:45pm
Wed Aug 31 2016, 7:15pm–9:45pm

Where: Park Mall (Dhoby Ghaut), 9 Penang Road, #11-14, Downtown Core, Singapore

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • Early Bird Fee (before 15 May 2016): $500.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: erinlee1983

July/August 2016 MBSR Program

8 Weekly Class: Every Wednesday, 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm
- 2016 July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

All-Day Retreat: (Sunday 21 August 2016, 10 am - 4 pm)
- Note: the all-day retreat is not optional and is an essential component of the MBSR program

Venue: Opposite Dhoby Ghaut MRT (2 min walk)
Language: The program will be taught in basic English
Program Materials: Handouts, Audio Recordings

Actual Program Fees: S$600
Early Bird Fees (Registration before 15 May 2016): S$500

Important: Upon registration, the teacher will contact you via email to arrange for
a phone consultation and simple intake process before payment and formal acceptance
​into the program.

About the Program:
Since its development by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 and inception at the University of Massachusettes' Stress Reduction Clinic, the widely recognized and researched Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program has helped many people cope with their stress and anxiety levels through the teaching and practice of mindfulness meditation techniques to regain emotional balance and well-being.
Who Should Attend

You might find the MBSR program very helpful and effective if:​​​
-You are experiencing mid to high levels of stress in your professional and/or personal life
-You do not like the way you are responding negatively to the stressors in your life
-You would like to be less reactive and more skilful with your responses
-You want to learn to cope more effectively with unpleasant thoughts and feelings
-You wish to increase awareness of yourself and gain greater clarity of your mind
-You wish to live a more balanced lifestyle and experience more calm and peaceful feelings
-You wish to enhance your relationships through the cultivation of awareness, patience and compassion

What to Expect from the Program:

​The well-researched MBSR program consists of eight weekly sessions (about 2.5 hours per session) as well as an all-day retreat, and is taught by an approved facilitator in a group setting.

​Mindfulness techniques taught in the program include formal and informal practices of observing our body, breath and thoughts, as well as gentle stretching movements. The MBSR learning process also includes group discussions and some didactic teaching about stress, all of which are exceptionally important to the participant's learning in the program.

Mindfulness in the MBSR program is taught in a safe environment emphasizing self-care and the cultivation of moment-to-moment awareness, a non-striving attitude, non-judgmental acceptance, as well as self-compassion.

​The MBSR program is designed to encourage active participation and commitment to practice, and so participants are required to follow up on the home practice assigned to them each week.

The Role of the Teacher:
- Erin Lee, Mindful Moments Singapore

The MBSR teacher is expected to guide participants' learning of mindfulness techniques through the 8-Week MBSR program, encourage their cultivation of a different relationship towards stress, and conduct meaningful discussions and dialogues within the group to facilitate the learning process. S/he should embody the foundational attitudes of mindfulness and be able to take care of the group's safety as well as address boundaries of trust and confidentiality.

It is important to note that the MBSR teacher should not assume the role of a therapist or counsellor in the MBSR program.