The 8 week mindfulness based stress reduction course (MBSR) invites you to explore mindfulness-based approaches which are renowned for being beneficial to mental health and well-being. MSBR supports you to become more self-aware, less reactive to stress, more compassionate towards yourself, and more resilient to the challenges life inevitably brings. The course combines experiential learning of mindfulness practices with reflection on the effects of bringing attention to the breath and the body during stillness and movement. Mindfulness allows us to access our existing inner understanding and is often defined as “paying attention on purpose moment by moment without judging”. Jon Kabat-Zinn.
When? Next course is on Wednesdays 7-9pm, starting Autumn 2017. 13th September taster / orientation, 27th September,11th October,18th October,1st November ,8th November, 15th November, 18th November RETREAT DAY, 22nd November ,29th November
Where? Crowmoor Baptist Church, Crowmere Rd, Shrewsbury SY2 5JJ. (The MBSR course is secular.)
Who for? The course is suitable for adults over 18 who wish to develop new ways of responding to stress and developing well-being.
How to apply Please email Helen Marsh on firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you more details and a registration form to complete and return.
Commitment Participants commit to attending at least 6 out of the 8 weeks plus the retreat day. You will be expected to engage in up to 45 minutes a day of mindful practice throughout the duration of the course. This is essential to establish your mindfulness practice.
Cost The cost is £195 to include the full 8 weeks training, plus a silent retreat day and all resources, course booklet and audio recordings.
I have been teaching all my life and much of this time has been with young people who found it a challenge to achieve. It was clear that emotional reactivity and stress often got in the way of learning and this was consolidated by my research around off task behaviour as part of studying for an MA in Education. Having used meditation to manage stress in my own life, I tried these techniques in the classroom and found that it improved students’ emotional well-being, achievement rates and ability to stay on task. This led me to train to teach mindfulness based stress reduction approaches to children and adults so as to support others to develop this gentle approach to life.
I teach the 8 week MBSR (Bangor University CMRP) and the Mindfulness in Schools (MiSP) curricula for primary and secondary pupils and staff working in education.
I am listed on the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Trainers and Organisations official listing and adhere to their good practice guidance. https://www.mindfulness-network.org/listingspagenew.php
Helen Marsh PGCE, MA Education, Mindfulness Teacher/ Trainer for Shropshire Mindfulness0