"Between stimulus and response there is a space

In that space is our power to choose our response

In our response lies our growth and our freedom"

Viktor Frankl

MBSR-Courses

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction


*** I am planning on starting an English-language

MBSR-course in April or May 2023.

If you are interested, get in touch! ***

 

*** You can also contact me, if you are looking for one-on-one mindfulness sessions. ***


Course Dates

8 group-sessions during the week with 2.5h per session

1 group-session on the weekend with a duration of 6h

Contents and Costs

370 Euros

 

Included are:

  • Individual pre-course Zoom or telephone talk - after this talk you can decide whether the course is for you | approx. 50 min.
  • 8 sessions during the week | 2.5h
  • Mindfulness Retreat Day on the weekend | 6h
  • Individual post-course Zoom or telephone talk | approx. 50 min.
  • Extensive digital booklet summarizing the contents of the course
  • Audio-meditations to support your practice at home

My MBSR-courses are certified here: Zentrale Prüfstelle Prävention. This means you might be eligible for a subsidy. You can discuss this with your statutory or private health insurance company. In order for your health insurance company to find my course, please mention my name and the following course ID: 20200901-1228419

 

After completing the course and participating in at least 80% of the course units, you will receive a certificate of participation, which you can submit to your health insurance company to apply for the subsidy.

 

If you need further financial support, I am happy to discuss this with you.

 

I do not charge VAT.

What You Will Need

  • Comfortable clothing

Whom Are MBSR-Courses suited for?

For people of all ages who:

  • want to live (more) mindfully
  • want to learn to meditate
  • feel stressed
  • want to get to know themselves better
  • suffer from chronic pain
  • suffer from mental health problems | ideally alongside psychotherapeutic treatment
  • suffer from chronic or acute illnesses | if discussed with a medical professional prior to the course

In a pre-course talk we will discuss whether the MBSR-course is a suitable next step in your current life situation.

 

No experience is required to participate in an MBSR-course. Please note that an MBSR course can supplement but not replace medical or psychotherapeutic treatment.

 


What does MBSR stand for?

MBSR stands for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. It is an 8-week program developed by the American molecular biologist Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University Hospital of Massachusetts. Since then, MBSR programs have become very popular and have been used in various settings (e.g. clinical, corporate). Study results show that regularly practicing mindfulness can lead to greater physical and mental well-being.

 

An MBSR-course aims at strengthening our inherent ability to being mindful. For this purpose, various mindfulness exercises are presented and practiced, such as

  • Sitting meditation
  • Walking meditation
  • Mindful body awareness (Body Scan)
  • Mindful body awareness in movement (mindful Hatha Yoga)
  • Mindfulness in everyday life (e.g. eating, talking, listening)

 


What Participants say

"If you struggle with stress, anxiety or any form of depression, I can highly recommend you to Amina’s MBSR course. Her calm voice and relaxed stature immediately brings calmness and relaxation to you, and I felt immediately more grounded during the sessions. The course is very well structured to cater to beginners as well as regular practitioners of mindfulness. After the sessions, I felt that the concept of mindfulness and meditation integrated into my lifestyle, and I didn't get the feeling that the course was just theoretical. I learned not only body scans and breathing but also concepts like mindful yoga, walking and eating. I learned to make short meaningful pauses during the day and connected more with myself. By the time the sessions were over, I had become more aware of myself and my thoughts and environment. Whenever I fell off the meditation routine, Amina provided excellent course material to help me practice the concepts again and get back on track to being more mindful. Being an ex-pat and unable to speak Deutsch very well was a big blocker for me, and I'm happy that Amina prepared everything and conducted the course in English for me. I will recommend this course to anyone and everyone who wants to start or continue their journey into the beautiful world of mindfulness and awareness." (Anubhav, 30y/o - completed 6 one-on-one MBSR sessions)