If you are an avid reader of our blog, you know that mindfulness and mindset are foundations for reducing stress and maintaining good health. However, with everything going on in our world we often do not focus on being mindful and our mindset becomes ruled by negative thinking. Therefore, often times we are in need of mindfulness training that will help us get back on track. Looking for stress reduction made easy? Mindfulness-based stress reduction training might be just what the doctor ordered...
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week group program that incorporates mindfulness to help people cope with life's difficulties such as stress, pain, anxiety, anger, depression, loss, etc. MBSR teaches stress reduction through meditation, movement, and thought awareness and redirection. The program was created by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in the 1970s and is now offered at various hospitals, clinics, and institutes around the world. There are even on-line MBSR programs. To ensure you are getting true MBSR training, be sure to verify the instructor training before you sign up for MBSR in your area. A recommended reading for the program is Full Catastrophe Living. Another stress reducing aspect of MBSR is often times health insurance covers the cost of the program (check with your health insurance provider to see if MBSR will be covered for you).
MBSR ‘graduates’ report lasting benefits such as:
Join the thousands of people who are happier, healthier, and more in control of the stress that comes with everyday life by embarking on your own MBSR training.
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