Learn the comprehensive skills and practices necessary to deliver the MBSR program confidently!
Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and first introduced in a hospital setting, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is an evidence-based modality that has been shown to help alleviate a wide range of physical and mental health issues--such as anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic pain, stress, and more. This comprehensive learning manual for professionals provides everything you need to practice and teach MBSR.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a timely book that focuses on structure and flexibility when delivering this seminal program. Whether you work in health care, the mental health field, social work, or education, this manual offers clear direction and a sound framework for practicing MBSR in any setting. You'll gain an understanding of the underlying principles of mindfulness, learn to establish your own personal practice, and discover how you can embody that practice. You'll also find tips to help you guide meditations, engage in inquiry, and to convey the content of the program to others.
If you're looking for a clear protocol and curriculum for delivering MBSR, this book has everything you need to get started today.
About the Authors:
Susan L. Woods, MSW, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker, a conference and workshop speaker, an author, and curriculum developer. She is a national and international teacher, trainer in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). She lives in Vermont, USA.
Patricia Rockman, MD, is a family physician with a focused practice in mental health. She is an associate professor with the University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and cofounder of the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto. She is a public speaker, curriculum developer, and teaches and mentors in MBCT and MBSR.