Suaimhneas CBT Therapy Cork and Mindfulness

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a deeply transformative eight week programme in the tradition of Jon Kabat-Zinn (Wherever you go; There you are, Full Catastrophe Living). It is an intensive, experiential training in mindfulness which will enable you to access your own inner resources to respond more effectively to stress and improve your emotional wellbeing. It will help you to slow down a racing mind and to engage wholeheartedly in the present moment, so as to respond rather than react to life’s daily stressors. Through mindfulness meditation we find a new way to relate to our experience, moment to moment, and to let go of our tendency to judge and criticise our inner experience. This programme places a strong emphasis in helping you to cultivate a befriending and nourishing relationship towards yourself.

Who can benefit from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction?

People come on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programme for many reasons. Some have already been practicing mindfulness and would like to go more deeply into their personal mindfulness practice. Others, would like to calm a racing mind and find ways to step back from a busy life by focussing on the here and now.

The Centre for Mindfulness reports that an eight week MBSR programme is also of benefit to those who experience a variety of life challenges such as stress, chronic pain, anxiety, panic, recovery from illness, low mood depression, and insomnia.

Benefits of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

  • Reduced stress, worry, and anxiety.
  • Increased inner stability, wellbeing and resilience to life’s challenges.
  • Greater ability to relax and maintain present moment awareness.
  • Improves mood and emotional wellbeing.
  • Strengthens decision making, memory, information processing and problem solving abilities.
  • Can improve interpersonal relationships with others.
  • Greater appreciation of simple things in life.
  • Increased immunity and physical wellbeing.
  • Assists with our relationship to physical and emotional pain.
“Shirine was born to do this job. Her sincerity, warmth and authenticity shine through. She went out of her way to help me with my particular challenge (recovery from chronic pain). I couldn’t recommend her higher”
“I can only say, I enjoyed every minute. Shirine is, in my opinion, the channel which enabled me to become mindful and experience the joy of it.”

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