MBSR stands for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Read on to learn more about this method, which is backed by an Impressive body of scientific research. See where it comes from, what it teaches and how you can train as an MBSR teacher.

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"I have never taken part in a training program where so much of what was taught, was also actively practiced. So many of the participants ended up doing what they had been trained to do."

What is MBSR?

The 8-week stress reduction program is based on intensive training in mindfulness. It was initially targeted to people with chronic health problems, helping them to cope with the effects of pain, illness and the impact of these conditions on their lives.

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MBSR Teacher Training

The MBSR teacher-training program follows a clear structure that is oriented to the curriculum of the 8-week MBSR course. Its aim is to enhance participants understanding and practice of mindfulness and to learn how to teach it to others.

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MBSR Dates and Seminar Locations

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Find an MBSR teacher near you

In order to find teachers near you who have trained with the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA), please use the search function below.

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