MBSR programs have been offered in the U.S. and around the world for over 20 years. This approach can help people who are coping with illness, chronic pain, and stress-related conditions, like fear, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, fatigue, difficulty in concentrating, eating and sleeping disturbances, panic attacks, heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma, cancer, AIDS, gastrointestinal disorders, and much more.
MBSR is also beneficial for anybody who wants to deepen his or her own meditation practice. This program is modeled after the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, established in 1979.
Mindfulness meditation is compatible with all belief systems. It is a way of calming mind and body to become more open to the direct experience of life through the simple act of paying attention moment to moment, kindly and with intention.
MBSR is a complement, not a substitute, for whatever medical treatments a person may be receiving and should not be used in place of medical care.