3 Tonight Define mindfulness Share overview of MBSR Look at mindfulness and stressExperience two MBSR mindfulness practicesThink about how TRG might use MBSR practices
4 Mindfulness is…a basic human quality, a way of learning to pay wise attention to whatever is happening in our lives allowing us a greater sense of connection to our lives inwardly and outwardly.….a practice, a systematic method aimed at cultivating clarity, insight, and understanding.
5 Mindfulness is moment by moment, non-judgmental awareness cultivated by paying attention. Jon Kabat-Zinn
7 8 wk patient educational program MBSR is a scientifically-based8 wk patient educational programTeaches people how to take better care of themselves and live healthier and more adaptive lives.
8 30 Years of Research:18,000 completed 8-wk program8,000+ health care professionals & educatorsAdapted for leaders in business, government, and non-profits, inmates & correctional staff, professional athletes, and clergy
9 MBSR Programs 2-3 hours classes 1 x week Daily home practice of 45 minsWeekly mindfulness exercises1 day of silent practicePeople have to be highly motivated – and they are!
10 Mindfulness & StressIt is not the potential stressor itself but how you perceive it and then how you handle it that will determine whether it leads to stress.
11 People who are able to “let go” of a bad event, who can see it is impermanent and that their situation will change, tend to be healthier…..
12 Patients Report Pain & tension decrease Severity and frequency of headaches decreasesLowered blood pressureIncreased capacity to be with emotions and body sensationsLessened anxiety and panicIncreased concentrationMoods stabilize