Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Taster Session  with Iwan Brioc  http://www.mbsrwales.org/

6 January at 10:00
Bute Park Education Centre, Cardiff, CF10 3DX

Iwan has a MA with merit in Mindfulness Based Approaches to Health from the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University.

He is also a theatre director who works internationally training artists and actors in Context Oriented Theatre - a  mindfulness based approach to theatre.

He is a Welsh speaker and can offer guidance and training through the medium of Welsh.

The central aim of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction is to systematically develop the skill of being present with internal experience (body sensation, thoughts, and mood) and with external experience (interactions with others, actions in the world) and the interplay between these two.

The core characteristics of the program is:

Course structure:

  • An individual pre-course session.
  • Eight weekly sessions of 2 – 2.5 hours duration.
  • A day long guided and structured silent day of mindfulness practice.

Course content:

  • Instruction is formal mindfulness meditation methods
  • Body-scan meditation
  • Mindful movement
  • Sitting meditation
  • 3-minute breathing space
  • Instruction in developing an informal mindfulness meditation practice (mindfulness in every day life).
  • Daily home practices of formal practice (45 minutes per day) and informal practices for the duration f the course.
  • Discussions between instructor and group participants within the course sessions.
  • Didactic elements/contextual information which link the practices to daily life

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