Befriend your mind and find inner peace with
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Are you craving peace of mind? Please join me for an introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), where I will be sharing some practical tools and practices for calming the mind and accessing our heart-wisdom.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, the creator of MBSR, was a student of Zen Buddhist teachers such as the late Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh and also studied insight meditation traditions native to Myanmar and Thailand. His practice of yoga and studies with Buddhist teachers led him to integrate these teachings with the scientific paradigm within which he worked, in a way more generally approachable for western audiences.
MBSR is now delivered in hospitals, community organizations, wellness businesses and workplaces worldwide, supporting people to enrich their lives, improve their overall health and well-being, while alleviating stress and suffering related to a wide array of conditions.
As Ajahn Brahm says, mindfulness ‘is like a gym in which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight’. Who couldn’t use more of that? We can also practice mindfulness anywhere and at any time, no special equipment or clothing necessary.
I hope you’ll join me for a fun, informative and interactive session. All welcome, would really love to see you there!
Rachel Harris is passionate about sharing the transformational benefits she gained from mindfulness training, beginning with her first MBSR course more than 10 years ago with Simply Mindful Australia. Rachel is a trained mindfulness teacher with over 5 years teaching experience. She has completed the year-long teacher training program with the rigorous Mindfulness Training Institute of Australasia. Unlike many ‘mindfulness-based’ courses on offer, Rachel is qualified to teach the original evidence based MBSR program designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Centre for Mindfulness and Rachel’s teachers and supervisors trained with Jon directly. Her practice is trauma-informed and Equity and diversity aware.