ESSENTIALS

Global Community Gatherings (ONLINE)

Global Community Gatherings are an opportunity to spend quality time with others, be seen and share a meaningful and supportive experience in these times of need.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Finding peace in the midst life’s challenges

Mindfulness at work

Delivering the best results from peace and harmony

Global Community Gatherings (ONLINE)

The only way we’ll get it together is together!

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Global Community Gatherings are an opportunity to see others, be seen and share a meaningful and supportive experience in these times of need. The structure of these 1h-session includes:

  • Connecting with CARE training faculty & mentors
  • A short Mindfulness practice
  • 2-3 NeuroSystemics keys & tools for healthy living
  • Small break-out groups  led by CARE  training mentors

We aim to make these GCG events as. accessible as possible, and everyone, of all nationalities, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and religious affiliation are welcome.

Together we go further!

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Global Community Gatherings Every Tuesday 5,12,19,26 May 2020

“The only way we’ll get it together is together!“
5–26 May 2020
Language(s): English
ONLINE

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness: what is it?

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We are living in hectic times – but we can make a choice to care for ourselves, to enhance our well-being and resiliency in order to be more peaceful and effective in our daily lives. Mindfulness is one of the most efficacious evidence-based solutions to address stress: it is the capacity to be attentive to the present moment experience with friendliness.

The first component pertains to the ability to discern and identify clearly what is happening in each moment. One learns to regulate attention by sustaining one’s observation of physical sensations, emotions and thoughts and intentionally reduce, for instance, unhelpful thinking habits such as rumination.

The second component of Mindfulness involves maintaining an attitude of friendliness. Rather than judging, ignoring, or minimizing our sensations, thoughts and emotions, Mindfulness brings openness, nonreactivity and nonjudgment to these experiences.

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Happiness is a choice,
not an automatic response.
You cannot choose what happens,
but with Mindfulness you can
choose how to respond.

Adapted from Mildred V. Barthel

Background

Based on a rigorous and systematic training in mindfulness, this 8-week stress reduction program has assisted thousands of people all over the world to manage stress in their lives and to care for themselves. MBSR is based on a rigorous and systematic training in mindfulness. This 8-week stress reduction program follows an evidence–based protocol. It was developed in the late 70’s at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in the US and has since assisted thousands of people all over the world to manage stress in their lives and to care for themselves. Since then, considerable scientific research has demonstrated the efficacy of the program in a variety of contexts.

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The benefits that were demonstrated are varied:

  • improved social skills including more empathic relationships with family, friends and colleagues;
  • increased ability to feel in control, to be calm and resilient;
  • better physical health;
  • reduced stress and anxiety;
  • improved sleep.

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Duration:

  • Group sessions: 8 weekly sessions of 2 to 2.5h each
  • Day-long retreat: 1 full day retreat

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Materials provided:

  • An easy-to-use manual & exercises
  • A wide range of guided Mindfulness practice recordings

Note:

Please note that our trainer, Monica Feldman, is going to be on silent meditation retreat for most of 2020 and will not. be leading any MBSR-MBCT groups.

Mindfulness at work

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Background

Paradoxically, people who are most vulnerable to burnout and stress are people with:

· a strong sense of duty
· a high level of perfectionism
· self-esteem dependent on work performance

Stress directly impacts the quality work delivered and overall company performance. Mindfulness is one of the most efficacious evidence-based solutions that addresses stress at work.

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Benefits

Mindfulness programs delivered in the work context have been shown to help to:

· reduce absenteeism associated with stress and illness
· enhance staff wellbeing and job satisfaction
· improve workplace relationships
· increase innovation.

At the employee level, benefits include:

· Improved intellectual skills such as sustained attention, memory and concentration;
· More efficient management of energy levels;
· Better emotional regulation
· Increased creativity
· Better management of work-life balance
· Capacity to prevent and better resolve conflicts.

Tailor made mindfulness based programs can be arranged to meet a group’s specific needs or those of your organization. These can be adapted to the workplace context and to busy people. For more information,

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