8 Week MBSR course
Why a Mindfulness training?
There might be several different reasons why you would like to start with an 8 week Mindfulness training. Maybe you are curious what mindfulness is, or you would like to learn to meditate, or you experience anxiety, stress, fatigue, unhappy feelings, physical or psychological challenges and you would like to find out if mindfulness can help you deal with this differently.
What is Mindfulness & what is the 8 week training for?
The purpose of a mindfulness training is to bring you more in the present moment, with full awareness, without judgment.
During the training you will practice to be more aware of the experiences in your daily life. This will make your life more interesting and alive. On the other hand it also means that you will be more aware of the difficult and unpleasant parts of your life. With this awareness you will develop a milder sense, a calmer mind and you will learn to give space to unpleasant feelings.
At the same time you will be practicing to bring your awareness to the present moment, through which you can cultivate the ability to let go. You will learn to be more aware of your boundaries, your stress signals and will cultivate the ability to react differently to thinking patrons that can lead to anxiety, fear and moody feelings.
This all might sounds easy, but in reality it is not as easy as it likes. Often our bodies and minds are at totally different places. Many times we miss the uniqueness of a single experience because of this.
In a mindfulness training you will practice with different kind of exercises through which you will learn to recognize your automatic pilot & patrons. Also you will practice in learning to shift your awareness from the doing modus to a being modus.
A mindfulness training is also used to learn to cope differently with stress and anxiety. In our lives we often experience a lot of stress. In the mindfulness training we will research and discover explicitly how we react to stress. Also we will experiment with different, healthier ways of dealing with stress and tension.
Finally, mindfulness can help to deal with physical or psychological problems. Of course when problems are already there for a longer period of time, we have often created an automatic patron of dealing with them.
In the mindfulness training we will try to experiences new possibilities of dealing with these problems. The first step in this process is to open up to what is and to let go of expectations. If you practice this more and more, you will notice that attention and allowing for problems to be there, will create space. Space to look at difficulties from a different perspective and possibly find more skillful ways of dealing with them.
Dyota is Sanskrit for
Light, Brilliance & Sunshine