The Open Centre MBSR programme is based directly on the MBSR programme developed in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at The Center for Mindfulness (CFM), University of Massachusetts Medical School. CFM is an innovative leader in mind-body medicine, pioneering the integration of mindfulness into mainstream psychology, medicine and healthcare.
The enormously successful MBSR programme has become widely popular over the past few decades. Thanks to pioneering research out of CFM, MBSR is now an evidence-based programme scientifically demonstrated to help individuals suffering from chronic stress, addictions, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and other conditions that impact quality of life. MBSR is currently offered in medical centres, hospitals, clinics, corporations, schools, prisons and other settings worldwide.
Our teachers at The Open Centre have trained with The Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Oxford Mindfulness Centre at Oxford University.
Mindfulness is simple but requires practice. The calm presence of The Open Centre teachers and the supportive group environment will allow you to integrate the MBSR material and develop your personal mindfulness practice at your own pace. The ultimate goal of the programme is for you to develop a daily meditation practice and to integrate mindfulness into daily life.