Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a program that teaches practical meditation tools to help enhance our quality of life physically, emotionally and mentally.
The program was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in 1979 and is now being taught in 250 hospitals worldwide as well as in corporations, schools and holistic centres. Research has demonstrated that regular mindfulness meditation practice brings about measurable changes in brain functions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. Studies have indicated that MBSR supports coping with:
Stress Anxiety Depression Quitting smoking Insomnia
Headaches Chronic pain Fibromyalgia High blood pressure
The MBSR 8 Week Program - 30 Hours
Weekly instruction in mindfulness meditation practices in a non-religious context
Group discussions and activities enhancing everyday awareness and quality of life
Strategies to deal with the daily challenges of stress, anxiety and chronic pain
Gentle stretching and mindful movement
Daily home assignments, work book and practice recordings
All day retreat
About Martine Nates - the Facilitator
Martine has been practising mindfulness meditation for over 20 years and trained in MBSR with Bangor University (UK). She is a well-respected Acupuncturist with over 20 years experience, specialising in stress-related conditions, pain, addictions, fertility and pregnancy. She has been working and living in Dubai for the past 9 years with her husband and 2 daughters.
Dates: Tuesdays 6:30 – 9:00 pm; March: 21st; 28th; April 4th; 11th; 18th; 25th; May 2nd; 9th. The first and last classes are 3 hours.
Location: Koster Clinic, Umm Suqeim 3
Orientation: Tuesday 7th March 6:30-8:00 pm
All Day retreat: Friday 28th April 11:00 am – 6:30 pm – Willow Nursery, Umm Suqeim 2
Cost: Dhs 2,400
To reserve your place: Call Koster Clinic - 04 388 1887 for the free pre-program orientation on 7th March. This session is a required part of the course enabling you to meet the course facilitator for a brief informal chat about your needs, experience and learn about MBSR to explore whether it is right for you.
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Location and Contact Information
The Koster Clinic is in a smart, purpose designed suite located at Umm Suqeim 3, 26th Street. We are directly opposite Kings Dubai School. PO Box 116 354
04 3881 887 | Toll free:
800 KOSTER (67837)
04 3881 252
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