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Meditation Courses and Mindfulness based services in County Louth

The evidence base on MBSR shows significant positive effect sizes with participants with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, generalised anxiety disorder and panic, psoriasis, cancer and health care provider self-care.


An 8 MBSR week course consists of the following themes:


Week 1. Introducing Mindfulness


Week 2. Handling Stress


Week 3. The Power of Being Present (Living all of your moments)


Week 4. Learning about our Patterns of Reactivity to Stress


Week 5. Coping with Stress: Using Mindfulness to Respond instead of React


Week 6. Stressful Communications and Interpersonal Mindfulness


Week 7. Lifestyle Choices: How can i best look after myself?


Week 8. Keeping your Mindfulness Alive!


Click here for information on upcoming 8 week courses on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)



Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) may help you with the following:



       Note: Benefits of meditation cited from research carried out by the Mind Body Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School and

The Journal of Research and Development in Education, Volumes 27 & 33

 

Suggested reading on MBSR: Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Professor Mark Williams & Danny Penman" Piatkus Publishing (2011




Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)


MBSR is a group-based programme developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre, Centre for Mindfulness (CFM) for populations with a wide range of physical and mental health problems. It has been extensively studied since the late 1970’s. The Center for Mindfulness has been continuously delivering MBSR to patients within a large traditional American hospital for over 25 years. By 1999 over 10,000 patients had completed the programme. They have extended the teaching of MBSR into prisons, into poor inner-city areas, to medical students, and into corporate settings. MBSR has become a part of a newly recognised field of integrative medicine within behavioural medicine and general health care.


The ancient practice of mindfulness, adapted from its use as a spiritual practice, is rendered into an accessible form relevant to the difficulties faced by patients suffering from a variety of physical and psychological illnesses. The training is not tailored to any particular diagnosis. The programme thus involves intensive training in mindfulness meditation together with discussion on stress and life skills.