Thank you for visiting. I’m delighted that you’ve discovered us! Welcome to Module 1: Simple Awareness – Introduction to the Body Scan.
✤ Unveiling Awareness: The awareness-raising journey involves enlightening and educating you about specific subjects or issues. This process aims to shape your attitudes, behaviours, and beliefs to achieve a well-defined purpose or objective.
✤ Diverse Pathways to Discovery: The exploration of awareness unfolds through various avenues:
✤ Keeping a journal
✤ Observing yourself impartially
✤ Engaging in daily self-reflection
✤ Documenting your goals, plans, and priorities
✤ Gaining insights into the facets of your personality
✤ Identifying your perception of situations or facts
✤ Cultivating meditation and other mindfulness practices
The journey of awareness involves multiple dimensions that intertwine to create a tapestry of self-discovery and personal growth. By embracing these pathways, you journey towards enhanced understanding and well-being.
If you think of your body as a musical instrument, the body scan tunes it.
If you think of it as a universe, the body scan is a way to come to know it.
Finally, if you think of your body as a house, the body scan is a way to open all the windows
and doors and let the fresh air of awareness sweep it clean.
– Jon Kabat-Zinn –
Understanding Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
✤ Origin and Spread: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), developed as early as 1979 by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center’s Stress Reduction Clinic, has since expanded its presence across various sectors globally. Its influence spans hospitals, clinics, health centres, educational institutions, managerial contexts, and more.
✤ Versatile Program for All Walks of Life: Originally designed to assist individuals with chronic health issues in managing pain and illness-related challenges, the 8-week MBSR program has evolved into a tool for navigating the complexities of life. It caters to diverse individuals grappling with challenges across various spheres.
Exploring the Mechanics of MBSR
✤ Insight into Patterns and Responses: The foundation of MBSR lies in cultivating mindfulness through consistent practice. This practice illuminates your habitual behavioural patterns, particularly in the face of stress-inducing scenarios.
✤ Empowerment through Choice: While circumstances may be beyond your control, MBSR empowers you to choose your responses. The journey is from reactive behaviour to responsive action—a shift hinges on heightened awareness of thoughts, emotions, and sensations.
Deconstructing the MBSR Curriculum
✤ Module 1: Simple Awareness: Each module, lasting 2 to 2.5 hours weekly, begins with a grounding mindfulness exercise, setting the tone for exploration.
✤ Key Exercises: The core exercises of the MBSR curriculum encompass a spectrum of practices:
✤ Body scan infused with body awareness
✤ Gentle yoga, fostering the understanding of stress’s impact on the body
✤ Sitting meditation
✤ Daily exercise practice, with encouragement for integration into daily life
✤ Holistic Engagement: Beyond the core, the course delves into mindful contemplation of thoughts, emotions, and sensations. It encompasses mindful communication, managing challenging emotions, and deciphering how perception shapes our relationship with stressors.
In traversing the terrain of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), you embrace tools that illuminate the intricacies of your responses, amplify your sense of choice, and enrich your relationship with inner experiences and external stressors.
Unlocking Benefits Through MBSR
What Can the MBSR Course Offer You?
Embarking on the MBSR journey holds the potential to equip you with transformative skills, enabling you to:
✤ Effectively navigate stress, pain, and the complexities of daily life
✤ Respond gracefully and composedly to challenging circumstances
✤ Embrace the richness of the present moment with vitality
While MBSR isn’t a panacea for severe medical conditions and shouldn’t replace medical treatments, the research underscores its therapeutic potential for individuals dealing with:
✤ High blood pressure
✤ Chronic pain
✤ Heart conditions
✤ Other health concerns
Beyond tangible improvements in health, participants commonly report an upsurge in energy levels and an enhanced connection with themselves and the world around them.
Seize the Opportunity
Ready to embark on this transformative journey? Elevate your well-being and experience the benefits of mindfulness through the MBSR Module 1: Simple Awareness Course, available for R500.
Unlock a Lifetime of Benefits
✤ Embrace a transformative journey that will serve you well throughout your life.
✤ Completing this course is a significant achievement, laying the foundation for personal growth and improvement.
✤ Experience the excitement and engagement of the course, allowing you to integrate its principles into your daily life effectively.
Continuous Support from Shery Clein, Personal Coach
✤ Experience the advantage of ongoing support from Shery Clein, Personal Coach. Contact us via email or WhatsApp for assistance, and expect a response within 48 hours.
Celebrating Your Achievement
✤ Upon completing Module 1: Simple Awareness, submit the following items to Shery Clein, Personal Coach, to receive your certificate of completion:
✤ Practice sheets
✤ One-page description of your learning experience
✤ How do you plan to integrate your newfound knowledge into your daily life
Fully Certified MBSR Course
✤ Rest assured that this online MBSR course is fully certified by renowned instructor Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Wisdom from Esteemed Teachers
✤ The material within this course draws upon the insights of world-renowned teachers and writers who have contributed significantly to mindfulness. We acknowledge the understanding of the following luminaries:
✤ Jon Kabat-Zinn
✤ Thich Nhat Hahn
✤ Tara Brach
✤ Shauna Shapiro
✤ Kristin Neff
✤ Vidyamala Burch
✤ Lynn Rossy
✤ James Baraz
✤ Ann Weiser Cornell
✤ Daron Larson
✤ University of Massachusetts Medical School
✤ Explore this 10-minute video from the Centre for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Let Saki Santorelli, Director at UMass, introduce you to mindfulness within the context of MBSR.
✤ This 7-minute video, narrated by Jon Kabat-Zinn, provides some interesting background to the MBSR course.
✤ This 3-min video is a very brief overview of 30 years of research about the effects of MBSR.
If you want to know even more.
✤ Jon Kabat-Zinn explains mindfulness; he goes into much more detail than in the shorter videos above.
Congratulations on your purchase! We sincerely appreciate your business. Your journey with mindfulness holds the promise of a meaningful transformation. Once your confirmation is received, click “Continue” to embark on Module 1: Simple Awareness. Should you have any inquiries or require assistance, please don’t hesitate to connect with us. We are here to support you throughout every step of this journey. Wishing you blessings, good health, and safety.