Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) : An 8-week Immersion in Self-Care

Dr. John Lovas
TBA

 

Course Synopsis
          Professional life, and life in general, is very stressful at times. Yet to truly enjoy life, and best serve our patients / clients / customers, coworkers, families and society, we ourselves need to be able to enjoy good health. Effective, regular self-care is not only sensible, but also a professional responsibility. Mindfulness – a universal, but underdeveloped way of relating both realistically and kindly to ourselves and the world – is becoming an increasingly well-recognized foundation of self-care. 

          This continuing education course is designed for those who spend an unhealthy proportion of their time & energy caring for everyone but themselves. The course provides a unique opportunity to learn about and experience a profoundly beneficial program of self-exploration and self-care practices. 

          Not simply a technique, mindfulness is a state of being “that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment.” (Kabat-Zinn) Mindfulness training “increases awareness of thoughts, emotions, and maladaptive ways of responding to stress, thereby helping participants learn to cope with stress in healthier, more effective ways.” (Bishop et al)

 

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Presentations :

I've been providing 8-week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) workshops, shorter Mindfulness seminars & lectures to healthcare, legal, social work & other professionals for over a decade.

 

I'm happy to design a program to suit your organization's needs.

 

Below is the basic MBSR workshop format:

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