Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Sound ~ MBSRS
November 25th & 26th
December 2nd & 3rd
Developed in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is now offered in over 200 medical centers, hospitals, and clinics around the world, including some of the leading integrative medical centers such as the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine, and the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine.
With over 450 clinical research papers and trials on MBSR, corporations, hospitals and critical care facilities world wide are using this method to help reduce stress and implement healing. This patient-centered educational approach uses training in mindfulness meditation as the core of its program teaching people how to take better care of themselves and live happier and healthier lives.
Learning these techniques from Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1998, meditation teacher and Sound Therapist Don Simmons, has taken the principals of MBSR and added what we now know as the most effective carrier of information to the Body, Mind and Spirit. Sound. We know sound has the ability to facilitate and amplify a state of harmony, healing and alignment. Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, a New York Oncologist has been using Tibetan bowls in his practice and “believes the chants and bowls engages his patients at a level that Western science cannot yet begin to grasp.” Zen monks use a bell in the walking meditation tradition of Kinhin as a reminder to “let go and detach.”
It is in this approach we discover the Power of Sounds and it’s ability to bring about stress reduction to an even more powerful and profound state.
Research has proven MBSR has reduced or eliminated many mental and physical disturbances such as anxiety, chronic pain, gastro-intestinal diseases, depression, panic disorders, ADD disorders, eating disorders, coping with cancer, heart disease and addictions. International Sound Therapy Association (ISTA) president and sound therapist, Don Simmons shares the principles of MBSR, and takes it to the next level combining proven techniques with sound.