Mindfulness Northwest.

Stress reduction and mindfulness

June 04, 2020

They are offering programs such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) which is an 8-week course on mindfulness practice and stress reduction. It is the oldest and most studied for general improvements in health and well-being. 

What does it exactly mean?

It is a course that helps participants draw on their own inner resources and actively engage in caring for themselves and finding greater balance, ease, and peace of mind. They are offering free online sessions on mindfulness-based stress reduction and 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course. Their classes, workshops and retreats are rooted in the well-researched Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), and Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) programs. These evidence-based programs have each been shown to be helpful with a wide range of stress and anxiety-based challenges and disorders.

Please visit MBSR Class Listings for more details.

Please visit Spring/Summer 2020 for details on classes, workshops and retreats.

 Research Evidence Suggests MBSR is helpful for:

·       immune system function

·       reducing anxiety

·       preventing relapse of depression

·       reducing negative emotions responding to stress

·       managing chronic pain

·       chronic health conditions including high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, heart disease, asthma, GI distress, and skin disorders.

·       effective coping with short and long-term stressful situations.

·       growth in the brain areas associated with learning, memory, focus, attention, emotional regulation, and empathy

·       enhancing compassion and altruism

·       reducing pregnancy-related anxiety (with relationships and communication)

·       professionals: coping with stress, connecting with patients, and reducing burnout-inducing negative emotions and anxiety.

·       Veterans and other sufferers of PTSD

·       obesity - increasing “mindfulness of eating”

·       general health and well-being through a focus on prevention and improved awareness of what's truly harmful and helpful. Research citations available on request.


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