This course will introduce participants to mindfulness as a tool for enhanced self-effectiveness through an improved sense of moment by moment awareness.
The practice of mindfulness is increasingly recognised as an effective method for improving self-management and reducing stress. Scientists’ achievement orientated work styles and rhythms can sometimes aggravate a tendency to disconnect from the present moment and lose perspective on priorities. This training, based on the MBSR* program, has been designed as an experiential and interactive workshop, aiming to guide participants towards self-reflection and self-regulation.
The course is based on the MBSR* program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and will focus particularly on addressing the stress faced by scientists in their everyday working lives.
*Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
The course consists of several sessions. You should be able to attend all of them.
There will be some readings and exercises to do between sessions.
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Andrés Martín Asuero was trained in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the University Medical Center, Massachusetts. He lectures and trains professional teams in personal development including stress reduction and self-mastery.