What is mindfulness based stress reduction? Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a therapeutic technique in which an instructor guides participants in weekly practices like meditation and yoga in order to reduce stress levels.
What are the 9 ways that mindfulness reduces stress?
- You become more aware of your thoughts.
- You don’t immediately react to a situation.
- Mindfulness switches on your “being” mode of mind, which is associated with relaxation.
- You are more aware and sensitive to the needs of your body.
- You are more aware of the emotions of others.
What is an example of mindfulness as a stress reduction technique? Walking Meditation
Take a leisurely walk at a gentle but familiar pace. Observe how you walk and pay attention to the sensations in your body as you walk.
What are the benefits of mindfulness based stress reduction?
- Stress reduction.
- Decreased medical symptoms.
- Improved self care.
- Greater ability to manage anxiety and depression.
- Loosening of the grip of negative habits and thinking.
- Improvement in symptoms of burnout.