“To see a world in a grain of sand
and a heaven in a wild flower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour.” William Blake
The history of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programme and how it works.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a systematic and practical programme. It builds a bridge between classroom and home practice sessions. This combination allows you to make mindful living practices a part of your day-to-day life. The programme includes a home practice manual and meditation CD’s to assist with this.
The programme consists of 8 weekly classes of 2 hour duration and one full day of mindfulness practice. To benefit fully from this course, we encourage you to commit to 45 minutes each day for home practice.
The programme originated at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979 to help patients with chronic pain and stress-related illnesses. Jon Kabat Zin developed it. It now has extensive use in a variety of settings including community care, hospitals and hospice care, educational and corporate sectors.
The 8-week programme teaches the practices and principles of mindfulness in a nonreligious non-esoteric way.