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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is a FREE class being held at Texas Family Institute located at 100 Chestnut St., #101 Abilene, TX 79602, United States on Sunday, July 16th, starting at 2:00 PM. To register for this class please call Stephanie at (325) 676-8963.
Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
MBSR is the groundbreaking, time-tested, and scientifically researched program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 for the University of Massachusetts Medical School. This transformative course is suited for those coming to meditation for the first time, or for experienced meditators who realize they have not yet integrated this practice, along with mindful movement and focused attention, into their lives. Each learner will be instructed in ways to relate differently to stresses in their lives and, in fact, relate differently to each moment of their lives.
Definition of Mindfulness: “The awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.”
Benefits of MBSR: Research over the past 40 years indicates that a majority of people who complete this program report a greater ability to cope more effectively with short- and long-term stressful situations; an increased ability to relax; lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms; reduction in pain levels and enhanced ability to cope with chronic pain; and most importantly, a greater energy and enthusiasm for life.
Some of the skills you will learn in MBSR courses include:
- Practical coping skills to improve your ability to handle stressful situations.
- Methods for being physically and mentally relaxed and at ease.
- Gentle, full-body conditioning exercises to strengthen the body and release muscular tension.
- The ability to be increasingly aware of the interplay of mind and body in health and illness.
- The ability to face change and difficult times in your life with greater ease.
- Greater ability to decrease the physical, mental, and emotional effects of societal stressors.