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Online Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

8 week programme 

MBSR course £240 per person (inc VAT).

You can access this course via live online video link from anywhere in the UK or EU as long as you have wifi.

Starts  Mon 2nd September at 6.30pm - 8.30pm

The cost of the course includes 8 weekly sessions, plus half day retreat, audio resources to practice your mindfulness in your own time and a resource guide. 

Mindfulness

Jon Kabat-Zinn designed the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course (1979) through his work at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts and has enabled thousands of people to engage more fully in their own health and well-being. He claims that the course can be exceedingly challenging, but definitely do-able!
 
Mindfulness is simple to practice, yet like so many things it requires effort and discipline to work against our already automated and habitual unawareness. The great news is mindfulness is a skill that can be developed through practice, just like any other skill. For the MBSR programme to have the greatest outcomes it does rely on the individual making a strong commitment to themselves, to engage in daily mindfulness practice.

Here is some feedback from other participants

"The course helped me immensely during a very stressful time, I learned so much about the brain and how it operates under stress, it is possible to break old patterns with kindness. I enjoyed the insight Brodie provided, her guided meditations, the lightness she brought to the topic and our group discussions."
"I notice that I observe myself much better, rush less and pay more attention to my emotions. I'm less reactive, feel more calm, confident and appreciative. Last but not least, I have more energy."

 
The MBSR programme consists of 2 hours online per week for 8 weeks, plus daily home practice of up to 40 minutes per day. As mentioned, this can be challenging to fit in, but in my experience very rewarding! I will be expecting you to commit to your own personal practice over the 8-week programme so you can fully develop your mindfulness skill. You will also be invited to attend a 0.5 day mindfulness retreat as part of the programme. 
 
It is the continual practice that supports us to have greater awareness of when we are living purely in a thinking-based mode and choosing to live differently. It is very easy to routinely and unknowingly expend huge amounts of energy in reacting automatically and unconsciously to the outside world and to our own inner experiences. By strengthening our mindfulness ability, we can simply be present in the moment and make choices about how we respond or react to the environment around us.
 
Another way of considering this is, if you were aiming to get fit, doing 30 minutes exercise once a week would have little or no effect. If you exercised for 30 minutes every day for 8 weeks you would be considerably fitter than when you started. Mindfulness is exactly the same. Jon Kabat-Zinn says, ‘you don’t have to like it, just do it!’ Like developing any new skill, practice is the essence of mindfulness.

Who is the programme for?

The 8-week MBSR programme is suitable for most people, it might be that you are experiencing challenges in your life, looking to develop your ability to manage stress or build your resilience further. It is for those who would like to balance their life more between doing and being. Moving from automatic pilot to living more consciously and being aware of, and choosing how to live your life. If you feel this is something that would benefit you and your personal well-being please contact me and we can arrange a confidential chat to see if the course is suitable for you. brodie@almachleadership.com
Most people completing an MBSR programme report that they notice benefits such as;
 
·      Improved ability to deal with stressful scenarios
·      Greater resilience
·      Increased ability to cope with stress
·      Improve our self-awareness and self-esteem, and emotional intelligence skills.
·      Greater capacity and confidence to deal with change both professionally and personally.
·      More energy and enthusiasm for everyday life
·      Greater capacity for balancing work and home life, being relaxed and having fun.

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For organisations – if you are interested in running the 8-week programme for your employees I can arrange an organisation specific MBSR course that can be delivered onsite or through an online platform. Contact me for more information hello@almachleadership.com

 

Programme Dates

Online 8-week MBSR course starting Mon 2nd Sept 2019 from 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Venue -  Online video link - live sessions, not recorded or webinar.

Session 1 - Mon 2nd Sept 2019 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Session 2 - Mon 9th Sept 2019 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Session 3 - Mon 16th Sept 2019 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Session 4 - Mon 23rd Sept 2019 -  6.30pm - 8.30pm
Session 5 - Mon 30th Sept 2019 -  6.30pm - 8.30pm
Session 6 - Mon 7th Oct 2019 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Session 7 - Mon 14th Oct 2019 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Session 8 - Tue 22nd Oct 2019 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm

 

Half day retreat - Date TBC

For more information and and application form please email Brodie@almachleadership.com


This interactive online platform enabling you to partake regardless of your location.


Maximum of 15 people per programme.
 

Programme Content 

The programme content is based on the Jon Kabat-Zinn mindfulness-based stress reduction course (MBSR). During the course mindfulness practices such as body scan, breathing space, mindful movement, sitting practices are used alongside explanations, teaching and discussions to deepen the understanding of mindfulness and support your development.
 

Important Notice

If you are interested in joining the 8-week MBSR programme there is a pre-registration form and phone call to make sure the course is suitable for your needs and to ask any questions you may have. The call usually lasts about 15- 20 minutes and at a time that is suitable for you.
 
This programme is not suitable for anyone who is currently suffering from depression or psychiatric illness. Please always seek medical advice and permission from your doctor before attending a mindfulness course if you are currently under any medical care for any illness.
 
This course does not qualify you to teach mindfulness.