Powerpoint TemplatesPage 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
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 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.
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 5 Mindfulness is moment by moment, non-judgmental awareness cultivated by paying attention. Jon Kabat-Zinn
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 7 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.
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 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
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 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!
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 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.
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 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…..
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 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
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 14 Time to Experience Mindfulness
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 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 2 nd object?
Powerpoint TemplatesPage 16 What would it be like to bring this moment by moment awareness to your everyday life experiences?