MSBR Online

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“We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realise.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

What is MSBR Online

This course offers the online means of accessing the ‘gold-standard’, internationally recognised, curriculum for learning mindfulness.

If you are interested in taking the MBSR course but you are unable to physically get to an ‘in-person’ course, then this is the course for you. Previous participants have reported the same range of benefits as those who have taken the in-person course. With the global pandemic this year, perhaps we may all be experiencing a brave new attitude and appreciation when it comes to the devices that are helping us stay connected with the people and projects that matters to us most.

Course Highlights

Together we create a safe and supportive environment where we will experience:

  • guided instruction in core mindfulness meditation practices
  • group discussions to grow our skills of awareness in everyday life
  • experiential activities to explore our common human experience of stress reactivity 
  • developing a new, wiser, relationship with our thoughts, emotions and reactions.
  • gentle stretching and mindful movement
  • how mindfulness can support us in accessing our skills for creative responding in the face of difficulty

Course Schedule

The course schedule runs just as the in-person course with 8 x 2.5 hour weekly sessions and 1 day of practice. The application is quite straightforward to use and it allows us to interact, connect and engage with each other in authentic and meaningful ways. Just as we do on the ‘in-person’ courses. We will share practical activities, meditations and discussions, just as we do on the in-person course. Each week we have daily home practice to complete as we grow our mindfulness practice together over the 8 weeks.  Please also be assured that you do not need to be ‘technologically-proficient’ to join the course: simply have basic computer skills, be willing to give it a try and show up for each session. We meet using our computers through a secure videoconferencing application called Zoom. 

Technological & Practical Needs

For the best possible experience in taking this course online, we use Zoom, a video conferencing application that you can sign up with for free.  To work best Zoom has minimum requirements that include having a computer with speakers, microphone, and video capabilities, and a high-speed internet connection. 

Before signing up for this course, you will need:

  • A personal computer or laptop with a high-speed internet connection, a working camera, microphone and speakers
  • A backup or ‘Plan B’ should your first choice of computer and network run into some difficulty (i.e. second device, mobile network and if needs be telephone to phone-in).
  • The videoconferencing application, downloaded to your device. Click here to learn more about Zoom and how you can open a free account.
  • The physical space and time you need to engage fully in the weekly sessions and day of practice with minimal interruptions. For example, securing access to a quiet, well-lit room, where you can rest your computer screen and be visible sitting, lying down and standing and gaining family/housemate support that can allow you to join the sessions fully, for example giving you full access to your network bandwidth for the duration of the weekly live sessions and agreements on how to interact with family and work commitments during these sessions.

Course Summary

This MBSR Online course is an opportunity to develop a personal practice of  mindfulness and to refresh or deepen a practice for everyday living.  Over 8 weeks you learn through experience and supportive discussions, core meditation practices to train in mindfulness.  We learn about our common human experience of stress reactivity and how a regular mindfulness practice supports our flexibility in responding creatively in the face of difficulty, stress and suffering.  The more we practice with wise choices and attitudes, the more we move towards flourishing in our lives. 

The course develops our attitudes towards whatever is happening in this very moment. Rather than focus and talk about the reasons behind our experience, we get interested in what is going on right now and how we can practice befriending the whole of our experience in the present moment. Taking this intensive course in mindfulness, we may open to the full range of human experience from the pleasant to the unpleasant and the neutral in between. We practice resourcing ourselves and choosing to meet difficulties that arise with wisdom and kindness. 

Because of the commitment required and intense nature of the course, it is important to choose the best time for you to take this course. An application form is completed in advance and to support you, we can talk through your interest and questions in advance of signing up to the course. 

See main MBSR page for details about the course itself. 

Costs

€250 full price.

€150 special price for returning graduates

This covers all sessions and materials: 8 x 2.5 hour weekly sessions, plus a practice retreat day, a course workbook and audio recordings of the core meditations to support home practice (MP3s).

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday Evening: 7 – 9.30 pm

COURSE FULL

13 April – 1 June 2021

(day of practice  22 May 2021)

 

Friday Morning: 10 – 12.30pm

10 September – 29 October 2021

(day of practice 23 October 2021)

Online MBSR with Sheena has been a revelation! It is a fantastically supportive course which inspires, empowers and enables you to uncover, non-judgementally reflect.

The group enquiry and sharing element of the course is extremely supportive, and one feels part of an informal community that develops through the weekly sessions.

The experiential and developmental elements of the course are fantastic for gradually increasing one's confidence with mindfulness.

Sheena's teaching style is empathic, patient, kindly, supportive, and fun! I couldn't recommend this course highly enough.

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