MBSR Stress Management through Mindfulness as devised by J. Kabat-Zinn

"We cannot stop the wave – we can only learn to ride on it"

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme was developed in 1979 by molecular biologist Professor Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn and his team at the Massachusetts Medical School. 

The training programme "Stress Management through Mindfulness" combines millennia-old knowledge of meditation/mindfulness with modern medicine/brain stress research and psychology.

Aims of the MBSR course

Learning increased mindfulness and refined self-awareness allows us to better recognise automatic patterns of behaviour and thinking. 

Through newly learned possibilities for action and decision-making, we can learn to deal differently with stress, as well as with thoughts and feelings that burden us. 

The 8-week training programme is designed to help clients help themselves with physical and psychological problems and illnesses possibly caused by unresolved stress problems. 

Numerous scientific studies from clinics and health centres prove the positive effect on health and dealing with stress. Mindfulness training is a self-learning programme that, through regular practice, has a lasting, health-promoting effect on body/spirit/soul.

MBSR is helpful with:

  • stress disorders such as burnout / exhaustion syndromes / sleep disorders
  • anxiety / depression / inner restlessness
  • chronic pain conditions
  • psychosomatic diseases
  • professional or private stress problems
  • eating disorders
  • further development of one's own personality 
MBSR course
Course content
  • mindful body awareness in silence (body scan / seated meditation)
  • mindful body exercises in stillness and movement (walking meditation / yoga)
  • short lectures - stress and dealing with mindfulness
  • meaning and dealing with difficult feelings (anger / fear / grief)
  • meaning and dealing with pain and one's own limits
  • mindful communication and self-care
What to expect during the 8-week course
  • personal preliminary talk of approx. 1 hour, to get to know each other
  • weekly course approx. 2.5 hrs
  • a mindfulness day
    (Saturday approx. 5-6 hrs)
  • willingness to plan a daily exercise time of approx. 45 minutes within the daily routine
  • course materials:
    • a course manual
    • 3 practice CDs or mp3 files
  • personal follow-up discussion
Cost of the 8-week course


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