MBSR was created by Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn through the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre. It is designed to help people develop skills to notice our moment to moment experiences. This can help us see our lives from a wider perspective and make informed responses rather than our “automatic pilot” patterns that can cause or add to the stress in our lives.
The classes help people build mindfulness through a variety of straight forward guided meditations. There is also a gentle stretching component that can be adjusted to all physical abilities.
MBSR has been the subject of a great deal of research in the fields of medicine, mental health and neuroscience. It has been shown to reduce stress and blood pressure and, in some cases, improve immune responses.
Lori Parker (MA) is Registered Psychologist and is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Instructor, qualified through the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre.
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