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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Is stress , worry or anxiety ruining your day to day life? Do you feel over-reactive to your emotions? Would you like to be more focused and learn how to live with more ease and inner freedom? This 8 week course is the gold standard of mindfulness training and will guide you to make lasting changes in your life.

What is Mindfulness

It is a practice that helps you move towards a life of balance, choice and greater participation. Training in Mindfulness will allow you to respond with clarity and wisdom rather than reacting from habitual patterns. Mindfulness is not a commodity that you “get”  or un-get. We all already have this capacity as sentient humans although it is underdeveloped.

In short , mindfulness is three things:

  1. A  quality of being more present and aware
  2. A  practice , mindfulness meditation is what you do in order to develop the inner quality .
  3. An outcome – Before long you ‘ll notice outcome benefits of calm, clarity, more tuned into yourself and others, more engaged and centered , a more relaxed body and more wisdom in how to work with everyday challenges. Thanks to neuroplasticity, the brain and mind  change.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a meditation training course created by Jon Kabat Zinn PhD and his colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in 1979, the MBSR course integrates transformative Eastern practices with contemporary Western scientific knowledge of the brain and human body. Forty years after it has changed our understanding of stress and pain management. MBSR is taught globally in workplaces, offices and health settings.

This course is what kicked of the mindfulness revolution and the many offshoots.

What are the benefits of MBSR?

You will most likely feel more energy and enthusiasm for life and be able to communicate better.

Have a deeper more complete state of relaxation, wiser ways of coping with short and long term stress and a more accepting and compassionate view of yourself.

You may feel less physiological and psychological  signs of stress, anxiety, depression and irritability.

A change in your negative thought patterns, cognitive rigidity and symptoms of a range of chronic health problems

What happens in the sessions?

During our 8 classes and full day retreat there is a mix of:

  • guided meditations: sitting,  lying, moving, walking
  • gentle yoga suitable to any level of fitness
  • brief theory and discussions, such as the scientific rationale
  • individual feedback and support

You will also receive a meditation App with all the home practice recordings and a Course book for some supportive reading. Each class covers a different subject and introduces different practices.

Is it right for me?

There is a lot out there in the mindfulness world .from apps to books to short introductory courses.  This course is one that offers in depth support and your best chance for lasting change .  Most anyone can meditate and learn how to to deal with short and long term stress.  Under certain circumstances this course  may not  be right for you at this time. Speak to the teacher to determine your goals, needs and capacity at this time.

Feel free to contact the teacher, Mary, if you are wondering about your suitability and timing for this program or indeed to discuss any part of the program. marymcintyrehere@gmail.com

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What are the benefits of MBSR?

Most likely you’ll have more of these:

  • energy and enthusiasm for life
  • deeper more complete relaxation
  • wiser ways of coping with short and long term stress
  •  a more accepting and compassionate view of yourself
  •  better communication

and fewer of these:

  • physiological and psychological  signs of stress, anxiety, depression and irritability
  • negative thought patterns
  • cognitive rigidity
  • symptoms of a range of chronic health problems

What happens in the sessions?

During our eight classes and the full day retreat we’ll do a mix of these :

  • a range of guided meditations: sitting,  lying, moving, walking
  • gentle yoga movements suitable to any level of fitness
  • brief theory and discussions, such as the scientific rationale
  • individual feedback and support

You will also receive a meditation App with all the home practice recordings and a Course book  for some supportive reading. Each class covers a different subject and introduces different practices.

Is it right for me?

Under certain circumstances this course  may not  be right for you at this time. For example if you have a minimum amount of stability and support in your life  or if you have extreme attention deficit. If you are struggling with addiction or overwhelming trauma symptoms then there are other solutions that would be better suited to you .

Feel free to contact the teacher, Mary, if you are wondering about your suitability and timing for this program or indeed to  discuss any part of the program. marymcintyrehere@gmail.com

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Meet the Teacher

Mindfulness based stress reduction

Mary McIntyre, Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Certified MBSR teacher, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.

Mary is a sought after teacher of MBSR. She is known for her kindness, empathy, humour and professionalism. Mary teaches MBSR to community groups, allied health professionals and teams in public and private sector organisations. She also works individually with people who have stress, anxiety and trauma for a range of reasons.

As an Advisor to the not for profit Mindfulness Training Institute Australia-New Zealand, Mary supports health professionals to learn to skillfully integrate mindfulness programs into their work.

Course Dates for 2019

Term 1 dates: starts Monday 11th February, ends Monday 1st April

Term 2 dates: starts Monday 13th May, ends Monday 1st July

Term 3 dates: Starts Monday 22nd July ends Monday 9th Sept

Term 4 dates: Monday  14th Oct – ends Monday 2nd Dec

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What’s next?

Once you have enrolled Mary will ring you for a brief chat. You are most welcome to ring her before enrolling too.  This is to answer questions, discuss your goals and particular needs so that you can get the most out of what is on offer. To contact Mary call 0458271231 or marymcintyrehere@gmail.com

What do I need to bring?

  • Your intention and beginners mind
  • Your commitment to home practice of 45-60 min per day using audio support
  • 100% attendance
  • Home practice is the key agent for change so that you may experience the full benefits the program has to offer.

Understanding the Science behind MBSR

The first course of MBSR was conducted and studied in a USA hospital in the 1970’s. Since then it has been studied in many clinical hospital settings. In pop culture when you hear about meditation and brain change, it is highly likely  that the basis of studies were MBSR courses. It has been tried and tested for over 35 years with an abundance of research.

Check out this video for more information of how Mindfulness affects healing

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