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Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

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KC Yoga Kula

912 E. 63rd St.

Kansas City, MO 64110

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Mindfulness is an integrative, mind-body approach to living that assists us in relating to our experiences with greater serenity and clarity. It involves paying attention to the present moment in a way that can increase awareness and effectively mobilize our own inner resources to cope, heal and grow.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), an 8-week course in mindful living, was developed in the late 70’s by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. MBSR has been found to positively and often profoundly affect participants’ ability to reduce medical symptoms and psychological distress while learning to live life more fully.

Over two decades of published research indicates that the majority of people who complete the MBSR curriculum report:

  • Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms

  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life

  • An increased ability to relax and cope with stressful situations

  • Improved self-esteem

  • Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with chronic pain

In this one and a half-hour session, participants will be introduced to a working definition of mindfulness, learn about ways in which moment-to-moment awareness is cultivated, and receive an overview of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course.

This introduction or a private interview with the instructor is required if you wish to take the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

Please email amy@mindfulheartland.com with any questions prior to the event.

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