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8 Week Mindfulness Course
Do you want 2018 to be the year that you become calmer and happier whatever life throws at you? Registration has just opened for the next 8 week MBSR in English in Barcelona course! You can find full details here. Those who attend the course will also receive a free 30 minute massage! Why 8 weeks? This is the time that all of the studies show that it takes for mindfulness to make those critical changes in the brain that mean that your stress levels reduce and your general wellbeing across all areas of life increases. Mindfulness works when it’s incorporated into our daily lives. But it’s difficult to maintain a habit. This course will help you to create and maintain the habits that help us to transform our lives not just now but forever. With the support of a fully certified MBSR teacher and also by being in a group setting you will find that it isn’t as hard as you think. In the course we will be exploring different topics such as what is stress and how can we reduce it, how to step out or worry and negative thinking, how to let strong feelings come and go and how to let go of unnecessary struggle and be free from suffering. This is the 11th edition of the course (there are just three per year) and the places fill up quickly as the group is kept small so if you are interested, check out how to register on the link above as soon as possible. There is also a special 20 euro discount for meetup group members :) Any questions, please do let us know by sending Jess a message here or contacting [masked]. • Lo que hay que traer • Información importante You must reserve your place by following the instructions on this page.

Living Mindfully

Rambla Catalunya 1 · Barcelona

Lo que hacemos

This is a group for people interested in learning Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Mindfulness is the gentle effort to be consciously present with your experience. Mindfulness is learnt through attentional training using meditation and gentle yoga based stretches to improve awareness, reduce stress, negativity and improve physical, emotional and mental health. It is an evidence based technique that has a holistic approach aimed at restoring balance and tranquillity.
Mindfulness involves practicing becoming more familiar with our body, mind and emotions. Paradoxically to bring a sense of choice and even freedom into these states, we do not need to try to control them. We just practice becoming more aware to help us then step out of unhelpful circular patterns which can sometimes feel as if our thoughts and internal states are controlling us! We can do this by connecting back into ourselves and the moment so we can become aware of what’s going on in our mind and body a kind non judgmental way. This is Mindfulness. Once we start becoming more aware of the thoughts, and our internal states we may see choices of how to respond differently, responding as opposed to reacting. It can also be described as stepping out of the autopilot and starting to live more consciously.
Benefits of mindfulness include reduction in anxiety, stress, depression, pain and irritability. Improvement in immune system, digestive system and ease in the level of suffering with many challenging stress induced illnesses including IBS, cancer, fibromyalgia and other chronic functional disorders, including diabetes. Mindfulness improves memory, attention, enhances stamina and resilience as well as improving emotional intelligence.
Our team includes myself, Amy Holden and Jess Bigogno. We are both psychologists trained in the UK and specializing in Mindfulness, guiding and facilitating courses, classes, retreats and workshops from both our personal experience having strong practices as well as being certified academically. Come join!