Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment, switching from the automatic pilot of doing and settling into just being.
The pace of modern life can easily take as away from the heart of who we are and what we love. Stress, anxiety, depression and busy-ness can leave us feeling drained, tired, sleepless and generally unwell. The practice of mindfulness offers us a perspective from which to view our life afresh, to create a new relationship with our own mind, body, work, friends and family.
The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program was design by Dr Jon Kabat Zinn and Dr Saki Santorelli at the Univeristy of Massachusetts Medical School. It has been scientifically proven to help with stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain and a variety of other ills of modern day life.
People also enrol in an MBSR course to discover a new direction in their life, to come to terms with the loss and change our lives inevitably involve.
"MBSR has changed my life. It has reminded me of my passion for yoga, introduced me
to meditation (which I've always thought would be impossible for a person like me).
I'm much more connected with my body and myself in a way I haven't been before. Now I
see life as just moments. Present moments is all we have. And that we are the authors
of our own story, of which we are solely responsible for. It has definately started a
new chapter in my life. It brought me much more than I was looking for." - Luciana
Jean and Rob are excited to draw together their experience of teaching yoga and meditation to present the MBSR courses in Perth. Both have attended the 8 day MBSR Training Retreat with Jon Kabat Zinn and Saki Santorelli in late 2009 and are actively involved in applying mindfulness to new fields of research.
Classes are 2.5 hours for 8 weeks and the course culminates with a one day retreat.