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MBSR mindfulness based stress reduction

admin | February 15, 2021

 “ You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf “

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) was originated at the University of Massachusetts’s Medical School by Dr. John-Kabat Zinn. Since its beginning, more than 22,000 people have completed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program with the University of Massachusetts and learned how to use their innate resources and abilities to respond more effectively to stress, pain, and illness.

MBSR is highly respected within the medical community. Offered as a complement to traditional medical and psychological treatments, it is proven to be effective in helping to treat conditions such as asthma, coronary artery disease, eating disturbances, fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, sleep problems, family and work stress, …  

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It has been taught in USA, Canada, and Europe for more than 40 years in more than 800 centres worldwide to groups as diverse as healthcare professionals and doctors, psychologists, corporate employees, CEOs, educators, attorneys, judges, correctional staff, prison inmates, members of the clergy, Olympic and professional athletes, coaches and other professionals in helping sector. 

Because MBSR helps people make better judgments in life, courses are now being offered to employees by big companies such as Apple, Google, General Mills, Boeing, and Harvard Business School, among others…

“Mindfulness provides a simple but powerful route for getting ourselves unstuck, back in touch with our own wisdom and vitality. 

The most important point is to really be yourself and not try to become anything that you are not already…. being in touch with your deepest nature, and letting it flow out of you unimpeded”

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn