Benefits of Mindfulness and MBSR

The MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Course is the most researched method of training  mindfulness in a group format.  It lasts 8 weeks with each session lasting 2.5 hours.  In addition to practical instruction and training, the sessions provide support for participants in fostering a daily mindfulness practice as well as allowing discussion about how to integrate the ideas into every-day life

In general, participants who completed the Course at the University of Massachusetts report:

  • An increased ability to relax
  • Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced capacity to deal with pain that will not go away
  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
  • Improved self-esteem
  • An ability to cope more effectively with short and long-term stressful situations

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