The group-based MBSR course takes place in a supportive group environment of up to twelve people.
Learning from the course is greatly enhanced and enriched through sharing the experience of practice with others. Reflecting and exploring your experience of practice in a group provides inspiration and support in the process of developing your own mindfulness practice. It is helpful to hear about other people’s experiences and it can also help to normalise some of things we notice about the way our minds work, and how we all deal with life challenges. Discussion and reflection takes place in a safely held and structured way, either with the whole group, or sometimes in smaller groups and pairs.
Home practice is an essential part of the course. Developing mindfulness takes practice. During the course you will be encouraged to set aside up to an hour each day for practice between the classes to help establish the skills being learned. This will involve a 40 minute “formal” meditation practice, listening and practising with audio recordings, some short reflections and diary entries, and also some “informal” practices, for example, bringing mindful attention to moments of ordinary, everyday experience.