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Module 6: Mindfulness and Communication: Introducing Mountain and Lake Meditations
If you were to consider all the genuinely stressful situations in your life, you’d probably find that many, if not most, involve other people. This module focuses on communication and mindfulness in our interactions, whether family members, co-workers, or neighbours. Our focus up until now has been on our inner world (thoughts, feelings and sensations); now, we move from the intra-personal to the inter-personal, taking into account another person’s world and the place where their world and our world meet. This means recognising that “the other” (person or persons) have their perceptions, feelings and needs, which are almost certainly different from ours.
To listen is to lean in softly
With a willingness to be changed
From what we hear.
– Mark Nepo-
What is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)?
✤ “Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment.” Quote by: Jon Kabat-Zinn
✤ For most of us, when this happens, it’s unexpected, maybe while walking on a mountain trail on a crisp autumn day, or being so focused on work or play that you are not thinking about past or future, or connecting with someone in a way that makes it seem like time is standing still. This state of being alive and whole in the present moment is always available, but it typically eludes us, especially in times of difficulty and external pressures.
✤ “Mindfulness” is used in many contexts nowadays, and there are many different understandings of the term. My favourite definition: “Paying attention to present moment experience with open curiosity and a willingness to be with what is.” Quote by: Diana Winston of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Centre
✤ Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a blend of meditation, body awareness, and yoga: learning through practice and studying how your body handles (and can resolve) stress neurologically.
What will taking an MBSR course do for me?
✤ Through this MBSR course, you will learn skills that can increase your ability to:
✤ Cope with stress, pain, and the challenges of everyday life
✤ Deal with disturbing events with grace and composure
✤ Be fully present and alive at this moment
✤ While MBSR is not a “cure” for severe medical conditions and should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment, research indicates that mindfulness training can have a significant therapeutic effect on those experiencing stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, depression, chronic pain, migraines, heart conditions, diabetes and other ailments. In addition, participants typically report feeling more alive and more “in tune” with themselves and others.
You can purchase & access MBSR Module 6: Mindfulness & Communication Course @ only R300This course will stand you in good stead for a lifetime! it is a significant accomplishment to complete a course such as this. Therefore, we’ve done our best to make the experience exciting and engaging so that you can easily apply the principles in everyday life to become a better version of yourself.
Ongoing Support from Shery Clein, Personal Coach
✤ For this Module 6: Mindfulness & Communication, you will follow videos, readings and practices that help you build a base of knowledge and experience.
✤ The beauty of using Shery Clein Personal Coach is that we can assist you with ongoing support. We are ready and waiting to help you via email or WhatsApp (we will respond within 48 hours).
Acknowledgement of Completion
✤ Once you have completed Module 6: Mindfulness & Communication of practice, study and submitted the materials to Shery Clein, Personal Coach, you will receive a certificate of completion. You offer the practice sheets and a one-page description of what you’ve learned and how you will incorporate what you learned into your daily life.
MBSR Course Fully Certified
✤ This online MBSR course is fully certified by instructor Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Contributions From World-Renowned Teachers
✤ World-renowned teachers whose videos and writings are acknowledged below.
Much of the material in this course is drawn from other teachers and writers to make mindfulness more widely available. We are grateful to them for making this Online MBSR course possible. Those who have given their explicit written approval of how we have used their materials include:
- 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
Find Out More
This 10-minute video from the Centre for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is an excellent introduction to what we mean by mindfulness in the context of this course. Saki Santorelli, the current director at UMass, narrates it.
This 7-minute video, narrated by Jon Kabat-Zinn and others involved in the founding of MBSR, provides some interesting background about the MBSR course.
This 3-min video gives a very brief overview of 30 years of research about the effects of MBSR.
If you want to know even more:
Here is an information-packed video of Jon Kabat-Zinn explaining mindfulness; he goes into more detail than in the short videos above.
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