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