Monday 23 April, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Monday 30 April, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Thursday 10 May, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Monday 14 May 7:00pm – 8:30pm
The Early Bird rate for this class is available until 4 weeks before the start date.
The class has a maximum of 12 participants.
Who is it for?
The MBSR course is suitable for anyone that is experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, physical or emotional pain, or is feeling stuck or uncertain about their present situation or the future. It is also suitable for anyone who wants to develop greater self-awareness and to have greater understanding and control of their feelings and emotions. It will help participants to develop acceptance and a non-judgmental attitude towards themselves and others.
This course is especially suited to those that want to complete a course quicker and who want to cover most aspects of mindfulness practice without undertaking a full-length course which can typically cost twice as much.
What happens in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course?
The course is usually held over 4 weeks, allowing the course to be completed more quickly, while still covering the most important aspects of a full course.
The course provides a gentle but in-depth introduction to the major aspects of mindfulness practice and incorporates key teachings from the original, nationally recognised MBSR programme.
The teacher will provide instructions and lead practice in a wide range of mindfulness techniques which will include breathing, gentle movement, meditation, visualisation and sensory awareness.
The teacher will give talks and lead discussion on the ‘mindfulness attitudes’ and participants will be able to contribute as much or as little as they are comfortable in doing. The teacher may also read stories, poetry or extracts from books that are relevant to the teachings.
The home practice is a significant part of the course and the teacher will provide instruction on the exercises and practices to be undertaken in between the weekly classes.
There is time in every class for participants to ask questions.
Who is the Teacher?
The course is led by Tony O’Shea-Poon, an experiened coach, facilitator and practitioner of Mindfulness. Tony is trained to deliver the nationally recognised Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy courses and is licensed by the UK College of Mindfulness Meditation to deliver Mindfulness Now, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society.
How much time does it take?
The full course is 6 hours in duration.
Classes are scheduled for 1.5 hours each.
Daily practice of at least 15 minutes between sessions is recommended, along with completion of the exercises set for each week of the course.
How much does it cost?
£100 for the entire course (an early bird booking discount may be available).
Participants will receive handouts and will be given access to online digital audio recordings and other resources, which are included in the fee.
Graduates of the course will be given access to additional online resources.
Where is it held?
All classes and courses are held at The Quaker Centre, Downhead Park, Milton Keynes, MK15 9BH.