Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Courses (MBSR)*
*The MBSR-NYC Program by Dr. Myra Weiss is a modified version of the program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center-Stress Reduction Clinic. (J. Kabat-Zinn, "Full catastrophe living: using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain and illness." 1990).
MBSR-NYC is generally taught in six (6) sessions. The students chooses whether to learn individually or with another person. Included in this Course is Dr. Weiss’ Mindfulness Meditation CD.
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What is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)?
MBSR is a self-directed way to greater awareness and control in your life. Awareness permits choice in how to respond and influence circumstances, as opposed to being carried away by current of stress.
What does "Mindfulness" mean?
To be mindful is to develop skills in attention and moment-to-moment awareness. You learn to transform stressful situations by going through them in a skillful way, in order to get beyond them. This is accomplished by using awareness of one's breath and body to achieve skills of relaxed observing and clarity.
Will the 6-week MBSR Course help a "mainstream" person to reduce stress from the workplace?
Yes, practice creates an ability to respond, rather than react, to troubling thoughts and feelings in any environment.
What kinds of illness would this be good for?
Relieving bodily tension that occurs with chronic physical and/or emotional conditions. Research has indicated that this course lowers levels of depression, anxiety, panic states, and physical pain.
How long and how often do I have to practice relaxation techniques for it to be effective?
During the Course, a commitment of 20-minutes of daily practice is recommended. Naturally, the more practice, the greater the change. After finishing the MBSR Course, many people successfully maintain their changes, simply doing a couple moments of practice throughout the day.
How much stress will this Course cause me to learn?
Learners generally find the short term stress of committing to daily practice while taking the Course well worth the long-term stress relief, post-Course.
As someone who travels a lot, can I do this Course when I'm away from home?
Yes. MBSR is easily taught in individual sessions and, therefore, can accommodate time parameters of the traveling student. The CD can be used anywhere/anytime.
What would keep me doing MBSR, after I finish the 6-week Course?
A great deal of progress occurs for people enrolled in the optional monthly graduate-group sessions.
Reviews / For The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course & Mindfulness Meditation CD
"There was an openess to my experience. The CD hleped in the early stage of learning, and the reading materials were very helpful."
"It's hard to believe how simple it is to improve my life and my relationships."
"An Excellent introduction to a simple set of tools and practices that will, over time, change the way you respond to yourself and others - a gentle reminder to be present for your life, transmitted with compassion, grace, and wit."
"These techniques, when taken on wholeheartedly, will change your life."
"In today's world, we're always looking to go from 0 to 60 mph as quickly as possible. MBSR teaches us to go from 60 mph to 0, while maintaining awareness of the world around us."
"I'm now aware of all emotions and thoughts and am able to calmly choose how I want to respond!"
"I went to Myra Weiss' MBSR Course for help with stresses in my life. Myra helped me with that and much more."
The Mindfulness Meditation CD
»Click Here to learn about the Mindfulness Meditation CD & MP3 as well Dr. Myra Weiss's other CD's & MP3's. Available on iTunes and at CDBaby.com.