Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course
  • February 16, 2019 till April 13, 2019
    ACC Multipurpose Room & Jaber Sawaya Lecture Room

    What is The MBSR program?

    This scientifically evidence based program has been developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, at the Center for Mindfulness (CFM), University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA. Through the years The MBSR became the most widely researched empirically validated mindfulness program in the world designed to help people  live better with stress pain & illness. It is now extensively utilized around the globe in medical, educational, business & other settings.

    Most Participants in this program report greater emotional balance as they learn skills to reduce physical & emotional stress & to better cope with both short & long term stressful situations. They experience reduction of anxiety & worry, improved attention, concentration & better working memory, increased confidence & resilience. They perceive things differently & more clearly, act spontaneously with greater awareness, compassion & wisdom.

    MBSR serves also as a valuable complement and support to regular treatment in various medical conditions such as chronic back pain & fatigue, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, heart disease, asthma, sleep disturbances ,irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis, Arthritis, cancer, diabetes Gastro intestinal disorders, depression relapses

    Findings from the field of contemplative neuroscience indicate that when practiced regularly skills developed in this course literally rewire the brain  & lead to structural changes in areas in the brain  associated with sensory cognitive & emotional processing, boost the immune system function resulting in improved health and overall well being

    The majority of people completing the program learn how to use their innate resources & abilities to enter into a new relationship with the present moment & as they report lasting physical & psychological benefits

    Course Date & Venue

    This Course is every saturday starting February 16 till April 13, 2019.
    Location of each class is listed below.

    Course Structure

    This Course consists of eight weeks 9 sessions of two & a half hour weekly classes and a one day 7 hours practical class on a weekend between class 6 & class 7.

    The detailed program is as follows:

    ​ ​ ​ ​Course Schedule
    MBSR Class
    ​Saturday, February 16, 2019
    ​9:00 - 12:00
    ​ACC Multipurpose Room
    ​Week 1
    Saturday, February 23, 20199:00 - 11:30ACC Multipurpose Room
    Week 2
    Saturday, March 2, 20199:00 - 11:30Jaber Sawaya Lecture Room
    Week 3
    Saturday, March 9, 20199:00 - 11:30Jaber Sawaya Lecture Room
    Week 4
    Saturday, March 16, 20199:00 - 11:30Jaber Sawaya Lecture Room
    ​Week 5
    Saturday, March 23, 20199:00 - 11:30ACC Multipurpose Room
    ​Week 6
    Saturday, March 30, 20199:00 - 11:30ACC Multipurpose Room
    ​Silent Full Day Retreat
    ​Sunday March 31, 2019​08:00 - 3:30
    Week 7Saturday, April 6, 20199:00 - 11:30ACC Multipurpose Room
    ​Week 8
    Saturday, April 13, 20199:00 - 12:00ACC Multipurpose Room

    Class Attendance & Home Practice

    Each of the 9-MBSR classes builds on the next & so it is important that participants make a personal commitment to attend all classes including the retreat day.

    A central feature of this course is that participants are asked to engage in 45 minutes of daily home practice, using downloadable guided meditation recordings, as well as informal practice assignments, bringing mindfulness to daily activities they are already doing. The home assignments compliment the in-class training

    The daily practice of mindfulness meditation will enable you to realize its benefits.

    Course Instructor:

    The course is taught by Wedad Dallala Bakhache, Wedad is a qualified instructor of MBSR from the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Center of Mindfulness where MBSR was founded and developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn.


    Early-Bird Registration Fees are 400 USD to be settled by February 7, 2019

    Regular Registration Fees are 450 USD starting February 8, 2019


    For more information about MBSR you can watch the below video by Mrs. Wedad Dallala Bakhache

    Or contact the Health & Wellness Center at AUBMC at 01-350 000 ext. 8030