This 3-hour session includes a review of the approach and the establishment of a learning contract with the participant/patient. The theoretical underpinnings of mindfulness within the context of MindBody and Participatory Medicine and the application of self-regulatory skills related to the individual’s condition or referring diagnosis are also established. The participant/patient is experientially introduced to mindful eating, some standing yoga stretches, mindfulness of breathing and the body scan meditation. Home practice is assigned using the first guided recording (body scan meditation) as a means of beginning to learn to become familiar with mindful awareness of the body.
The above content was taken from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Authorized Curriculum Guide © 2017
Version Revised and Edited by:
Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA
Florence Meleo-Meyer, MS, MA
Lynn Koerbel, MPH
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD (MBSR program founder and creator of the MBSR curriculum)