What is The MBSR program?
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,
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
Course is every saturday starting February 16 till April 13, 2019.
Location of each class is listed below.
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 |
|Oreintation||Saturday, February 16, 2019||9:00 - 12:00||ACC Multipurpose Room|
|Week 1||Saturday, February 23, 2019||9:00 - 11:30||ACC Multipurpose Room|
|Week 2||Saturday, March 2, 2019||9:00 - 11:30||Jaber Sawaya Lecture Room|
|Week 3||Saturday, March 9, 2019||9:00 - 11:30||Jaber Sawaya Lecture Room|
|Week 4||Saturday, March 16, 2019||9:00 - 11:30||Jaber Sawaya Lecture Room|
|Week 5||Saturday, March 23, 2019||9:00 - 11:30||ACC Multipurpose Room|
|Week 6||Saturday, March 30, 2019||9:00 - 11:30||ACC Multipurpose Room|
|Silent Full Day Retreat||Sunday March 31, 2019||08:00 - 3:30||TBA|
|Week 7||Saturday, April 6, 2019||9:00 - 11:30||ACC Multipurpose Room|
the 9-MBSR classes builds on the next & so it is important that
participants make a personal commitment to attend all classes including the
Class Attendance & Home Practice
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
daily practice of mindfulness meditation will enable you to realize its
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 BakhacheOr contact the Health & Wellness Center at AUBMC at 01-350 000 ext. 8030