With Mindfulness based Stress Reduction
Applying Mindfulness to Remind our Ability
To cope, to communicate, to connect, to care, to collaborate, to create our best lives from what is best in us. With MBSR you will learn how to change the Habits of your Mind and Re-Turn your Attention to what will Illuminate your Wellness.
The Body Mind Connection is no longer in dispute, how our Mind’s attention impacts our Body/Brain is shown in the hundreds of Research Studies on MBSR and Mindfulness, including positive outcomes in Emotion Regulation, Cellular Repair, and Brain integration.
In a new documentary, “The Connection”, how Mindfulness benefits Health is explored through Remarkable Stories of Recovery utilizing various methods of Mind Body Medicine including MBSR, helping to shift the Health Care System so we can gain access to what is already within us: a healthy vital system waiting for the right environment to be remembered.
This is what MBSR is all about, an 8 week program based in direct experience and practice so you can discover how mindfulness can benefit your life.
The Final authority is you, as expert of your life, you can enter into MBSR to engage in your direct experience versus some conceptual understanding, learn from the inside out within a safe, supportive environment, letting your life be your experiment, letting science encourage your steps, provide some incentive through evidence of healthy changes in mood/emotions, thoughts, beliefs, attention, memory, cellular repair, body regulation, relational connection—we impact the health of our entire system: Neurological, Biological, Immunological, Psychological when we engage in this thing called Mindfulness: a Practice, a Presence, an Attitude that Turns our Mind in a New Direction to again See what allows our Health to Naturally Arise.
MBSR utilizes the practical applications of Mindful awareness through sitting, walking, yoga, body scan, inquiry, and heart. We learn to slow the speed of our lives enough to see the patterns which cause us pain, and then meet what hurts with curiosity and care.
We discover within our “stress” a capacity for Resilience: To grow in seemingly adverse conditions.
Stress and Anxiety is a part of our being human, whether it breaks or stretches us is dependent upon how we relate to the circumstances of our life. Mindfulness is not some esoteric special state to achieve, but a natural simple ability within each of us to attend to our lives with a quality of Awareness which includes all of our experience with care. With this Awareness we can expand our capacity to bear and our ability to respond and to re-member our inherent health.
Mindfulness is simple but not so easy. It takes our courage—a full-hearted commitment to learn how to cultivate a new habit of our Mind’s direction, which may have gotten entrenched in our limited focus of attention on what is perceived as something wrong with us, or wrong with them, or just plain wrong in the life circumstance given to us, toward seeing what might be right. It takes support to engage this new attention, an environment which allows us to feel safe enough to try new ways of being.
This is the beauty of an MBSR 8 week class, not a quick fix, but an opportunity to grow ourselves in a conducive environment, over time with practice, to create the lifestyle of Mind shifts for long-lasting changes that lead to our well-being.
Medicine often looks for what’s wrong and forgets to create the environment to cultivate what is right! Mindfulness is a way to relate to what feels wrong and in the quality of awareness create the environment that reveals and cultivates what is already right.
Matthew Sanford Shows us what is Possible as we begin to use Awareness as Medicine