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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction MBSR 8-week 1-1 or 1:2 online course
August 25, 2022 @ 9:00 am - December 22, 2022 @ 9:30 pm UTC+0
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2022
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 20, 2022
These 1-1 MBSR courses are available with weekly start dates on, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays between 9 am – 9 pm. Sessions can be 60, 75, or 90-minutes (90-minute sessions can also be 1:2 with family or a friend)
Join Kathy Ward, Senior International Mindfulness Trainer, Supervisor, Teacher, and WHO Mindfulness Consultant, and experience the life-changing original, evidence-based, 8-Week mindfulness course as developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at UMass Medical Center in 1979.
Kathy specializes in 1-1 online mindfulness courses that support you explore the practices and implementing life skills so that you can live as well as possible with your circumstances. No previous meditation or mindfulness experience is required. If you already have a practice, many find that it deepens and becomes a real part of their lives.
In just 8-weeks this private 1-1 online evidence-based course will help you to –
Wake up and step out of “automatic pilot”, where you experience life mainly based on thoughts of the past or future so that you can live your life with awareness, curiosity, and kindness.
Find out how to explore your perceptions and relationship to the challenges and stressors in your life.
Cultivate friendliness and openness to how you react with habitual stress reactivity as well as developing more effective ways of responding.
Learn how to spot and take action when you find yourself worrying about the past, or frozen with anxiety about a future that may never happen.
Develop resilience to bounce back more quickly from life’s inevitable ups and down.
Build on mindfulness self-awareness and self-management by expanding with curiosity and kindness to focus on communication skills for better relationships and social awareness.
Make a commitment to integrate mindfulness into your life, and reflect on lifestyle choices for a more balanced life.
The courses can usually be organized to take into consideration your schedule and time zone including evenings (Tuesday to Thursday) and Saturdays. There is the option to book the course as 60-minute, 75-minute or 90-minute sessions. The price shown below is for the 60-minute sessions. This, together with the days and times, can be discussed at a no-obligation zoom call to answer any questions you may have.
What is included:
“Arriving at your own door” booklet explaining the course and what to expect
No obligation introductory call to answer any questions you may have
Option of 8 x 60-minute, 75-minute or 90-minute zoom sessions as booked
1 x 60-minute call one month after the course finishes
1 x 6-hour group Retreat day (Optional)
Mindful Academy International mp3 meditation recordings and extensive participants workbook
Email support by Kathy Ward during the course
Each week Kathy will guide and support you through the learning of the mindfulness course. Practice mp3’s and our extensive Participants workbook will be emailed to you.
Like most things in life, you get out what you put in and home practice forms a large part of the course and you will need to commit yourself to spend up to one hour 6 out of 7 days a week for the duration of the course.
This includes –
Listening and practicing with the Mindful Academy International mp3 recordings (recommended practice 30 to 45-minutes per day, 6 out of 7 days per week)
Reading the extensive Mindful Academy International Participants Workbook
Reflecting and optional journaling of your direct experience
Including some informal mindfulness practices in your daily life to make them come alive and support resilience, health and wellbeing
Please note there is little opportunity or time to discuss any current or past personal problems not related to the session or home practices. If necessary these should be pursued through individual work with a counselor or other appropriate support.
Testimonial from Natalie – Live online 8 week MBSR Course. Coming to this course with an existing but slightly erratic, meditation practice, I was eager to explore but slightly skeptical about how much I would learn. Not only did I embed various techniques in my practice, developing a “tool box” of techniques to dip into, I learned so much about myself. The course made the benefit of a daily meditation practice abundantly clear, and showed me the difference which practising daily, versus a couple of times per week, can bring to my life. When I reflect on my development through this course I feel truly emotional about everything I have gained from this course; the opportunity for self-exploration and the insight it gave me into myself is absolutely precious. Kathy’s support and guidance is given in such a kind, understanding and gentle manner, both during the calls but also unfailingly being available on email to answer questions and worries. I genuinely feel like a more balanced, self-aware and open person as a direct result of this course. I cannot recommend Kathy Ward as a teacher, or Kathy’s 8 week MBSR course, more highly. I would love to work with Kathy again in the future.