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Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course

Eight-week course in Exeter

The Mindfulness Network CIC is running an eight-week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction(MBSR) course in Exeter that is open to the general public.

Event details

This course, which includes a practice day, is suitable for most people and will help participants gain awareness of their thoughts, moods, emotions and bodily sensations, particularly during times of stress, so that they can develop ways of responding that feel helpful. 

During the sessions, you will learn various mindfulness meditation practices, as well as ways to bring mindfulness and awareness into the everyday activities of life. This will be supported by both dialogue in the sessions and by practising at home with the help of CDs of meditation practices and written handouts. You do not need a GP referral to attend.

The course is led by an experienced MBSR teacher and will consist of an initial group orientation session, followed by eight weeks of learning about mindfulness and mindfulness practices such as breathing and movement exercises. Up to 15 people can participate on the course.

The practice day, which focuses on mindfulness based practice, will be held on a weekend day in the later part of the course. Up to 40 people may attend, including participants on any of our currently running MBSR courses as well as those who have attended our previous courses.

The practice day will provide participants with an opportunity to deepen their mindfulness practice for an extended period of time within a supportive group atmosphere. The day will include sitting, lying down and walking mindfulness meditations, plus periods of silence and dialogue. The intervals of silent practice are vital to the day. When we are silent, we have more opportunity to observe the patterns in our thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations that cause us the most difficulty in our lives. This “gift” of silence that we give to ourselves through the daylong provides us with an opportunity to learn how to be with these patterns in ways that are kinder, more helpful and less damaging.

The practice day will take place on Sunday, 14 June 2015 from 10am - 3pm

For more information on the course visit the Mindfulness Network website