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Attending an MBSR Program Online

Even if you are slightly familiar with what mindfulness is and how it works, you must’ve heard about Jon Kabat Zinn’s MBSR program. A ‘Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction’ program is usually an 8-weeks residential program that helps people deal with issues like depression, stress, anxiety, and chronic pains by teaching them the basics of mindfulness meditation and shifting their general perspective towards life.

Even if you aren’t dealing with any of these health issues, you can still participate in an MBSR program to learn how mindfulness meditation works and how you can use its principles to enrich your life with enhanced focus, concentration power, and a renewed enthusiasm to lead a happy and healthy life. If you want, you can even opt for a good MBSR program online like the one offered by Sounds True.

While attending an MBSR program online keep in mind the following things -

  • Pick the right course - In the last few years so many people have started offering MBSR courses online but to tell you the truth, many of these aren’t up to the mark. So, it’s very important to pick the right course which has been offered by properly trained and experienced MBSR professionals. Ideally, your trainer should be someone who has been trained from the University of Masacheussets Medical School (Centre for Mindfulness), under the guidance of the directors of the original program.
  • Make sure there aren’t any hidden charges - Another way of ensuring the course is genuine and being offered with the right set of intentions is by figuring out whether it’s being offered at the right price or not and also to confirm that there aren’t any hidden charges. This will also help you make the right choice.
  • Live interactions and video instructions - A good MBSR program offers at least 15-20 hours of video instructions that clearly demonstrate how different yoga postures are done, how to sit and meditate etc. Along with that, it would be great if you are provided with the option of live interactions with a qualified instructor who’d help clear your doubts in person.
  • Connections with other MBSR students - You are also provided with tools and mediums to get in touch with other MBSR students like yourself. So, as a community, you can help each other out and learn from each other’s experiences.

The program by Sounds True is the only MBSR program which has been mentioned on the CFM’s official site for its well-designed course structure and methodology. Join this course and watch the course of your life transform in front of your eyes!


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