Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

8-week programme | London

FAQs about MBSR

What is MBSR?


* ​Founded in 1979 at UMASS Medical School by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD (author, doctor, teacher)
* Aims to help you explore the inner workings of the mind-body, by bringing gentle awareness to your present-moment experiences and enabling you to respond more wisely to stress and challenges in daily life
* Each week gently builds on the last, exploring new practices that can support you in developing healthier ways to respond to unavoidable life events - and in the process, forming new, healthy neural pathways in the brain
* Practices include: body scan, sitting practice, walking meditation, mindful movement/Hatha Yoga, communication practice, reflective exercises




Who can benefit?


MBSR has been scientifically proven to be effective in helping with:​

* Anxiety & Panic Attacks
* Work, Family, or Financial Stress
* Grief
* Depression
* Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
* Sleep Problems
* Self-confidence / The Inner Critic




Who is the teacher?


Kerry has been practicing mindfulness since 2013, and trained with London Meditation (now the IC.CML) to obtain her qualification to teach MBSR and coach mindfulness (UK Network-Registered). She has an educational background in BSc Psychology and MSc Neuroscience, so all her teaching is backed by science and a deeper understanding of the brain and mind-body. She attends regular retreats and receives supervision with a Senior Mindfulness Teacher. She likes to combine science with spirituality, to evoke deeper change from within, in those that seek it.




What are the sessions like?


These are informal and welcoming group sessions, where everyone has the space to share as much or as little as they want to. It is very much about experiential learning, rather than being taught at.




How big is the group?


The group is limited to 12 people, to ensure a safe and intimate setting, where everyone feels able to share and get to know one another.




What's included in the cost?


You will receive 23 hours of group teaching over 8 weeks, including the all-day retreat, plus a handbook with home reflective exercises and all guided MP3 recordings for your daily home practice. Yoga mats, meditation cushions and hot/cold drinks are all provided at the venue.





 

Mindfulness Retreats

One day | London

FAQs about All-day Retreat

What is the day about?


A one-day mindfulness meditation retreat is a chance to come together and explore different mindfulness practices, in the comfort of a safe and non-judgemental group. There is no pressure to be an experienced meditator, or to know any of the theory. As a beginner, you will be immersed in what it means to connect with yourself on a deeper level; as an experienced meditator, you will have the chance to delve even deeper into your practice and to just 'be'. Group discussion at the end of the day is welcome, so that we can all learn from each other. As the guide and teacher, I am continually learning from my participants, gaining new perspectives and insight into how unique each of our practices and experiences are.




Who can join?


Anyone is welcome to join with an open mind, to ask questions and try out different practices. Please let me know in advance if you have or haven't any prior meditation experience.




Who is the teacher?


Kerry has been practicing mindfulness since 2013, and trained with London Meditation (now the IC.CML) to obtain her qualification to teach MBSR and coach mindfulness (UK Network-Registered). She has an educational background in BSc Psychology and MSc Neuroscience, so all her teaching is backed by science and a deeper understanding of the brain and mind-body. She attends regular retreats and receives supervision with a Senior Mindfulness Teacher. She likes to combine science with spirituality, to evoke deeper change from within, in those that seek it.




Which meditation practices do we do?


Sitting practice Lying down practice Eating / drinking practice Mindful movement - walking, hatha yoga Open awareness Mindful communication




How big is the group?


The group is limited to 12 people, to ensure a safe and intimate setting, where everyone feels able to share and get to know one another.





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