Join Peter Helmer, our NHS mindfulness practitioner for an eight week MBSR programme free to all health and social care staff in North West London.

The programme starts on Monday 9 May 2022 from 7pm to 9pm each week and includes one silent practice day on Saturday 18 June 2022.SERV_KW_2674_KeepingWell_NWL_MSBR_PHelmer_Poster_A4_2022_JPG.jpg

What is MBSR?

MBSR is based on a form of meditation known as mindfulness. Originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in the late 1970s, it includes components of the related Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programme that explicitly address the negative thought patterns that can perpetuate stress and lead to depression and anxiety.

Mindfulness is a basic human quality, a way of learning to pay attention to whatever is happening in your life. Allowing you a greater sense of connection to your life inwardly and outwardly.

What is included in the eight week MBSR course?

  • Recognising the present moment
  • Perception and creative responding
  • Stress reactivity: the ways we often cope by escape or denial
  • Stress response techniques to situations and experiences
  • Applying mindfulness
  • Practicing mindfulness in everyday life

How to join?

Contact Peter Helmer, our NHS mindfulness practitioner for more information and to sign up at peter.helmer@nhs.net  

More mindfulness

Visit our mindfulness and relaxation self-help resources page for more.

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