Who is it For?

Who is MBSR for?

Everyone can benefit from mindfulness. The MBSR programme is known to benefit people with a wide range of physical and psychological health problems, but it is not necessary to have a specific health problem to find it helpful.

We all have times when we experience stress and difficulty. Illness or difficulty may not change, but the way in which we deal with them can shift, making it all feel easier.

Being more aware and accepting of our thoughts and feelings means we are in a better place to make wise choices and deal with difficulties more effectively. With mindful awareness, we can learn how our habitual reactions increase our difficulties, and how it is possible to respond more skilfully.

What Does MBSR Help With?

  • Stress in relationships, family, work, finances, and in times of uncertainty and change.
  • Stress related disorders: anxiety, depression, panic, fatigue, sleep disturbances.
  • Illness and chronic pain, high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, skin disorders.
  • Learning self-care, enhancing well-being and dealing more effectively with life’s ups and downs.
  • Learning to deal with thoughts, feelings and life situations more effectively.
  • Deepening understanding of the way we think, feel and react to stress and exploration of mindful responses to stress.
  • Learning how to relate to ourselves and our experience with kindness, curiosity and greater acceptance.

Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.
~Pema Chödrön

The most valuable learning has been that there are ways to take mindfulness practice forward beyond what I had learned in the MBSR course. I have learned a great deal about myself. The combination of group work which provided generous and invaluable insights and your beautifully written guides helped the richness of learning.

Keeping up regular practice is the most challenging thing but this course helped me to find new ways of doing this. It was a pleasure and a privilege to be part of this course.

Warm, safe, non-judgemental and very supportive. I found the following an inspiring part of the sessions: mindfulness and contemplation on the foundational concepts, followed by the group discussions/sharing. I love to listen to others’ experiences of life. The insights shared are hugely comforting and supportive in how I move through life.

I also enjoy the opportunity to share some of my own experiences of mindfulness and life- I find it somewhat cathartic; and I only hope others “may” find some small nuggets of insight or comfort in my experiences- as I do with theirs. A wonderful course Gwennie- I felt complete trust in you and the group. I’m extremely grateful to be part of the groups/courses you create.