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1 Mindfulness-Based Stress
Reduction (MBSR) Powerpoint Templates

2 Tonight –NOT THIS

3 Tonight Define mindfulness Share overview of MBSR
Look at mindfulness and stress Experience two MBSR mindfulness practices Think 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

6 Mindfulness-Based Stress
Reduction (MBSR) Powerpoint Templates

7 8 wk patient educational program
MBSR is a scientifically-based 8 wk patient educational program Teaches 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 program 8,000+ health care professionals & educators Adapted 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 mins Weekly mindfulness exercises 1 day of silent practice People have to be highly motivated – and they are!

10 Mindfulness & Stress It 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 decreases Lowered blood pressure Increased capacity to be with emotions and body sensations Lessened anxiety and panic Increased concentration Moods stabilize


14 Time to Experience Mindfulness

15 Share your experiences
What did you experience? What sensory observations did you make before eating it, when chewing it, afterwards? What was the experience of the 2nd object?

16 What would it be like to bring this moment by moment awareness to your everyday life experiences?

17 Body Scan

18 What did you notice about the body scan?
Did you get lost or drift away? Did you sense all of the body parts? What surprised you?

19 How Might TRG Use MBSR practices?

20 Foundation for Mindfulness
Non-judging Patience Beginner’s Mind Trust Non-striving Acceptance Letting Go

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