This section was created with the purpose of promoting training and competent exercise for the based stress reduction Mindfulness (MBSR, its acronym in English) program and its social and institutional recognition in different fields of application.
It intended as a frame of reference for all professionals already certified or in the process of training in this program, providing support and key to learning and continuous updating and to the implementation and dissemination of courses in their respective workplaces resources.
Dra. Beatriz Rodríguez Vega
MBSR Teacher Certified by the CFM Massachusetts
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MBSR program approach
The stress reduction program based on Mindfulness (MBSR) was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the medical center of the University of Massachusetts in 1979. Currently the Center for Mindfulness UMASS is run by Saki Santorelli and through its Oasis Training Institute, led by Florence Meleo-Meyer, it has developed a series of standards that the programs are named MBSR stick. You can find information on these criteria and the way designed training, this link.
MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR) program is the intervention on which more studies have been published in various medical and mental health problems. Neuroendocrine effects, immunological and promoting neuroplasticity, reduced anxiety levels and improved psychological well-being of patients under stress derived from various clinical disorders such as chronic diseases, cancer, multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia and other effects have been attributed to training Mindfulness, through MBSR programs. It has also been successfully used in other contexts doctor such as schools, prisons, sports training or work contexts.
The MBSR program takes place over eight weeks in sessions of two hours and a half in group format, plus an orientation session at the beginning of the program, and a practice session intensive lasting several hours which is introduced between the 6th and 7th meeting regularly.There may be between 15 to 40 participants per class.
MBSR grown Mindfulness through different formal meditation practices (body scan, awareness on breathing, sitting and walking meditation and movement mindfully (in the form of gentle stretching of hatha yoga) as well as informal practice (moments of mindfulness during daily life, eating, walking, to do anything). In each session they are introduced progressively practices, lessons learned or experience difficulties sharing and psychoeducational elements on stress and other teachings are discussed. At the end of each class, some practices to do at home between sessions are proposed. The program also encourages the use of texts, poems or metaphors during the sessions.
MBSR teaches patients through this formal and informal practice skills that allow you to: 1. Focus on the present moment, accepting the experiences or thoughts as they arise, no desire to control them; 2. Open to the experience emphasizing the emotional and perceptive against verbal or intellectual interpretation of these aspects; 3. radical acceptance of the experience, which includes accepting the pleasurable or unpleasurable elements, including feelings of frustration, anger or anxiety; 4. Choosing actively involved in what experiences, what act, look or focus; 5. Renounce the claim of direct control of reality.
Whatever the context in which the program develops a number of key principles identified by Kabat-Zinn that include making the experience of participation a challenge, an adventure, rather than a duty, commitment to the daily practice, rather than therapeutic educational attitude, the heterogeneity of the conditions that bring people to the group, emphasizing what they have in common, namely, to be alive, breathe, have a body, thoughts and body sensations.
- Caring for the integrity and competent practice in the delivery of MBSR programs, according to the standards outlined by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts (USA).
- Enhance the professional and scientific development of teachers and potential teachers, following the above standards.
- Promote cooperation and exchange of information and experience between Member
- Introduce and promote MBSR in the clinical setting, and the public health service.
- Introduce and promote MBSR in other areas, such as schools, prisons or labor contexts.
- Spread and make accessible the program to improve welfare among the general population.
- Promote and disseminate scientific research in various fields of application.
- Organize, promote and disseminate scientific activities, professional, care, assistance, etc.
- Provide resources and support for lifelong learning within the standards of CFM UMASS.
Who can be a member of the section
- AEMind Partners who have completed as participants at least either a full program of MBSR 8 weeks or in the form of removal of Mindfulness Tools, and at least a silent retreat 5 to 7 days, they have a practice of Mindfulness usually staff and they say they intend to follow the path of MBSR training as teachers, according to the itinerary described by the Oasis training Institute of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachussetts.
You can find more information about the training of teachers of MBSR on the website of the Center for Mindfulness (CFM).