Welcome to Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) @ Work
MBSR is a course that relies on daily practice, in which we cultivate awareness of ourselves, and of things "as they are."
This awareness grows from the inside out, relying on guidance, at first, but not on outside authority...
All reading is optional; it is your daily practice of awareness of breathing, body scanning,
mindful yoga, meditation; and other practices you will learn, that will lead to
the unique and deep benefits available from this course.
Materials supporting each class can be downloaded from the following links:
What is Mindfulness
PAMF Mindfulness Article
MBSR Practices Overview Booklet
MBSR Work Syllabus_6 Week Program
Why Practice Mindfulness
About the Homework for MBSR
MBSR Home Practice Suggestions
Class #1 Introduction to Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction
MBSR Practice Intentions
Resources for Week #1 Home Practice
There's an old Zen story:
A student said to Master Ichu, "Please write for me something of great wisdom."
Master Ichu picked up his brush and wrote one word: "Attention."
The student said, "Is that all?" The master wrote, "Attention Attention."...
"The faculty of bringing back a wandering attention, over and over again, is the very root of judgment, character,
and will….An education which should improve this faculty would be the education par excellence.
But it is easier to define this ideal than to give practical directions for bringing it about."
William James, Principles of Psychology
Practice is the essential focus for the MBSR course.
The following resources are for your interest and use,
but these are secondary to practice, and optional.
Helpful App for iPhone or Android: Insight Timer
(for pre- and post-course self-assessment, if you like)
Mindful Awareness and Attention Scale: MAAS
(Search on Google for:" Self Compassion Scale" by Kristin Neff, PhD)
Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ)
(Search on Google: FFMQ Mindfulness by Ruth Baer, PhD)
Links to all current (and archived past) research on MBSR, 1982- present: Mindfulexperience.org
All Poetry for Mindfulness Courses
Great Mindfulness website: Mindful.org
Bibliography, including Books, YouTube Videos
Best MBSR Resources_Books / Articles / Youtube Videos
* Practice Booklets editing (c) R. Burgard 2010
Permission for reproduction and use of booklets granted for personal practice purposes only.
Please contact Renee Burgard at email@example.com
if you would like to use any of these materials for teaching or for use in publications.