Essential Benefits and Ways of Mindfulness
Mindfulness is being aware of the present moment and acknowledging current feelings and thoughts without judgment. This leads to a heightened sense of awareness that allows one to live more fully in the moment, rather than letting life pass by without knowing. Like many life skills, mindfulness can be cultivated through practice – working out your brain to keep it fit and strong, aware and resilient. When you try to practice it then you might follow some rules like physical exercise. For physical well-being/relaxation and mental satisfaction, mindfulness practice is an effective way. Some of the benefits that can bring about are:
The orientation of Meditation (Complimentary)
This 1-hour orientation session offers potential Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program participants and those interested in the program, an opportunity to learn more about mindfulness meditation and the 8-week MBSR program. The session includes a short meditation practice to allow attendees to experience mindfulness first hand, and explore whether the full 8-week program is suitable for them.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Mindfulness is being aware of the present moment and acknowledging current feelings and thoughts without being judgmental. Contrary to letting your life pass you by, it involves being in the moment and having a heightened sense of awareness of the world around you.
The experiential study identifies that mindfulness meditation techniques can:
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Decrease emotional reactivity
- Improve concentration
- Strengthen confidence and resilience
- Promote peace of mind and well-being
- Help cope with panic and illness
- Enhance willpower and decision-making
- Help cultivate compassion for self and others
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week beginning programme through guided meditation, group dialogue, and home practice. The programme focuses on the use of yoga/mindfulness practice for managing everyday stressors related to everyday work, health, relationship, and other concerns. From the eight weeks course, you can learn the way to be more present and to be more aware of automatic reactions and communication patterns that cause stress.
How and From Where Mindfulness Meditation comes?
MBSR was developed in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, at The Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Kabat-Zinn, who founded the Center for Mindfulness in 1995, is widely recognized as a pioneer in the integration of meditation practices and meditation into mainstream medicine. Today, the programme is being offered in medical centers, corporations, schools, and other settings. MBSR is a widely researched meditation programme in both scientific and clinically studies. This MBSR course has consistently shown benefits in reducing medical and psychological symptoms in many medical conditions such as chronic pain, psoriasis, etc.
This 8-week training meditation program aims to equip leaders as well as working professionals with mindfulness skills to cultivate resilient behaviors. The essential and most effective outcome of this meditation is an individual who is able to thrive under pressure, master change, and overcome adversity at the workplace and beyond.
This program is delivered by MBSR teachers who are fully qualified by the Centre for Mindfulness (Home of MBSR). It is a structured curriculum to introduce secular meditation practices to participants, (e.g. sitting meditation, body awareness, simple movement exercises), to enhance how we think, feel, behave and communicate. The schedule of each program spans 8 weeks with a 2 hours session once a week, and an additional full day intensive practice session. It is a highly participative course that requires a commitment to regular home practice as well.
Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to apply the discipline of meditation to enhance one’s level of resilience; specifically in the areas of:
- Bring focus & clarity to priorities
- Increase mental stamina for higher performance & productivity
- Improve composure under challenging and stressful scenarios
- Enhance ability to relate & coach others with empathy and deep listening skills
- Develop perspective agility to extract innovative insights from complex problems at the workplace
- Identify opportunities to apply mindfulness to workplace culture, processes & habits
These can be customized to requirements. They range from half-day mindfulness workshops to the full 8-week MBSR course held in-house. MBSR teachers are experienced in teaching adults, children/ youth and in different settings (e.g. corporate, schools, research).