Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
What you'll learn
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
- Use mindfulness to reduce stress
- Deliver the 8-week MSBR programme to others
- Develop a personal mindfulness practice
- Use core practices like breath, body scan, yoga, eating and walking
- This course teaches the fundamentals and requires no previous experience with MBSR
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week programme that will change your relationship with stress, help you better cope with difficulties and open up a new way of looking at life.
This course is suitable for both individuals looking to undertake the eight weeks and mental health professionals looking to deliver MBSR. It will take you step-by-step through the eight weeks including all of the practical exercises. We will also cover teaching skills and theories & frameworks for those looking to deepen their understanding and teach mindfulness to others.
On the course, we will cover:
What is mindfulness and how does it work
Step-by-step through the eight-week programme
Practical exercises in video and audio form
Theories and framework
MBSR is not to be undertaken lightly: the original programme developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn involved a 2.5-hour weekly group session and 45 minutes per day of home practice. This course has been adapted for both group and individual learning but maintains that basic structure of a main weekly session and daily home practice.
Mindfulness is a way of changing the way we experience the world. It allows us to switch out of our usual way of thinking: constantly thinking, problem-solving and worrying, and start experiencing and living instead. We do this with mindfulness practices that help us pay attention to the present moment.
Students who complete the entire course, including practical exercises and teaching modules, will be eligible for a certificate accredited by the International Association of Therapists (IAOTH).
This course specifically teaches the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme. If you would prefer a wider view of mindfulness, you may also wish to consider the Mindfulness Teacher Training and Meditation Teacher training courses. CBT practitioners may also wish to consider the Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone looking to reduce stress
- Teachers and professionals looking to deliver MSBR
Chris Worfolk is a psychologist and software consultant. He is the author of nine books and has taught over 50,000 students on Udemy. He specialises in software, career coaching, mental health and resilience.
Chris is the founder of the mental health charity Anxiety Leeds and co-founder of the Leeds Anxiety Clinic. He is the author of Do More, Worry Less: Small Steps To Reduce Your Anxiety. He has a degree in psychology from Leeds Beckett University.
Previously, he has spent over ten years working in the IT industry helping companies including Sky, Asda, Capita and the NHS improve the digital products. He is the author of numerous books including How to Exit VIM and the IT Contracting Master Class. He has a degree in computing from the University of Leeds.
In his spare time, he is an ironman triathlete, ultramarathon runner, competitive public speaker. He lives in Leeds with his wife and daughter.
Holbeck College provides training in psychology and mental health. Our mission is to make psychology education more accessible to a wider audience to raise the standard of mental health knowledge in society.
We teach evidence-based approaches using a variety of learning styles including videos lessons, reading, exercises and quizzes so whatever your learning style, there will be something in the course for you.
Our best-selling courses include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Couples Counselling, Mindfulness Teacher Training and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).