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Module 5: Dealing with Difficult Emotions or Physical Pain:Turning Toward…
This Module, we introduce a new way to deal with difficult emotions or physical pain, called “Turning Toward” that involves intentionally exploring the difficulty rather than moving away from it. This is a powerful method, but it is deeply counter-intuitive, because the last thing we think we want to do is to move closer to what’s been troubling us.
You can have compassion for yourself – which is not self-pity.
You’re simply recognizing that ‘this is tough, this hurts,’
and bringing the same warmhearted wish for suffering to lessen or end
that you would bring to any dear friend
grappling with the same pain, upset, or challenges as you.
– Rick Hanson –
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 in 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 study 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 in this moment
✤ While MBSR is not a “cure” for serious medical conditions and should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment, research indicates that mindfulness training can have a significant therapeutic effect for 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, more “in-tune” with themselves and others.
You can purchase & access MBSR Module 5 Dealing with Physical Emotions @ only R300
✤ This course will stand you in good stead for a lifetime! it is a significant accomplishment to complete a course such as this, and for that reason, we’ve done our best to make the experience interesting and engaging so that you can easily apply the principals in everyday life to become a better version of yourself.
Ongoing Support from Shery Clein Personal Coach
✤ For this Module 5: Dealing with Physical Emotionsyou will follow videos, readings and practices that help you build a base of both knowledge and experience.
✤ The beauty of using Shery Clein Personal Coach is that we are available to assist you with ongoing support at all times. We are ready and waiting to help you via email or WhatsApp (we respond within 48 hours).
Acknowledgement of Completion
✤ Once you have successfully completed Module 5: Dealing with Physical Emotions of practice, study and submitted the materials to Shery Clein Personal Coach, you will receive a certificate of completion. You simply submit the practice sheets and a one page description of what you’ve learned and how you will be incorporating 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 in the spirit of making 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:
Mindfulness: Being Fully Awake in Our Own Lives This 10-minute video from the Centre for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is a good introduction to what we mean by mindfulness in the context of this course. It is narrated by Saki Santorelli, the current director at UMass.
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 much more detail than the short videos above.
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