3Tonight Define mindfulness Share overview of MBSR Look at mindfulness and stressExperience two MBSR mindfulness practicesThink about how TRG might use MBSR practices
4Mindfulness 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.
5Mindfulness is moment by moment, non-judgmental awareness cultivated by paying attention. Jon Kabat-Zinn
78 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.
830 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
9MBSR 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!
10Mindfulness & 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.
11People 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…..
12Patients 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