From workplace stress to anxiety attacks, many people feel under greater pressure these days. It’s no surprise, then, that Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is becoming increasingly popular among people who want to learn how to manage their stress levels and improve their physical and mental health.
MBSR courses typically take place over eight to 10 weeks, with group sessions lasting around two hours. The course includes elements such as meditation, stretching and mind-body awareness exercises and involves daily home practices alongside the weekly sessions. The course teaches you techniques that can then be practised anywhere, any time, to fit into your lifestyle.
Interested in learning mindfulness from home? Check out our online course.
We asked people to share their experiences of MBSR and explain how it has changed the way they cope with stress. Watch our videos to find out more.
“Now I’m managing things much better, and because I feel better, I can help the people around me. I am also much calmer in the office, much more positive, even though my job can be very stressful.”
Jane Lake, 32 from Norwich
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