Hello again, Dr Simon Wade ‘The Webinar GP’, inviting you to this eight week mindfulness based stress reduction 2017 (MBSR) course delivered as live and interactive webinars (web based seminars, from home or anywhere via internet with audio). These will be recorded so that you don’t miss out if life or work gets in the way of attending the live sessions, and also allows you to ‘listen again’ at your own convenience.
Webinars are the smart modern way to access quality live and interactive cpd /cme and especially this mindfulness training course, which you are able to enjoy ‘from the comfort of your own home’.
As well as the live and interactive webinar sessions, each of which will include at least one and usually two or three live mindful meditation exercises, there will be made available for download the various mindfulness audio files so that you can listen to them whenever you wish and wherever you are. There is also a course manual, which will be made available as a downloadable document.
You will be expected to complete a pre-course perceived stress level assessment questionnaire, which is a reliable tool and gives an indication of stress levels. You will be asked to again complete this same questionnaire at the end of the course, so that we can measure the effectiveness of this course for all who take part.
”Mindfulness means paying attention, in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally”
We first ran this MBSR course over 8 weeks from November 2013 to January 2014 delivering a successful and very well received 8 week mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) course for GPs delivered as live webinars with recordings available . We’ve run the course again in 2015 and 2016.
Mindfulness based stress reduction was developed by Dr John Kabat-Zinn (now retired medical professor) at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre, over thirty years ago to help medical patients manage the stress associated with chronic medical conditions. A recent Cochrane review of research data confirms benefit has been demonstrated in three key areas. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction practised regularly is effective in managing stress, reducing analgesia requirements in those suffering chronic pain, and improving the resilience of those who have recovered from depression, reducing the risk of relapse. Here John Kabat-Zinn talks about ‘what is Mindfulness?
Register for the course by clicking the yellow ‘Add to Cart button below, after payment (via Worldpay https secure payment page) you will be directed to a thankyou / confirmation page and will receive email confirmation and course information and instructions.
I am keen for any attendees who would like to, to be able to discuss using your mic on the live webinars. So do
have a mic connected to your computer for this training. You can also ask questions by typing into a question bow on you webinar control panel.
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On Tuesday 14th March 2017 at 8:00pm GMT we will be hosting the first session of our popular 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, hosted by Dr Simon Wade ‘The Webinar GP’ and presented by Dr Mike Scanlan, Specialist Nurse Consultant in Primary Care Mental Health.
There is a large body of solid research showing the lasting benefits of mindfulness practice. Surprisingly not only the mindfulness practitioner benefits but also their family, and colleagues.
Register once to be subscribed to this 8-week course, which you can watch from home live, or on a replay which will be available within 48hrs. The online sessions will take place every week at 8.00 pm starting on Tues 28 February 2017, and ending with session 8 at 8.00 pm on Tuesday 18 April 2017.
On this course, you will learn about the practice of mindfulness and will learn how to undertake 4 – 5 different types of mindfulness ‘meditations’ which you can practice at home.
As part of the course, you will receive:
* A pdf course manual
* Access to the live sessions and replays
* Downloadable access to MP3 recordings of the audio exercises to help practice between sessions
You will also be asked to complete a short stress level self-assessment form before and at the end of the course.
PLEASE NOTE when you register you will be emailed a unique login (that you cannot share).
AND REMEMBER if you cannot make any of the live sessions, you will be able to listen to the recordings, when it suits.
Looking forward to connecting with you on the course.
ABOUT Dr Mike Scanlan
Mike is a Specialist Nurse Consultant in Primary Care Mental Health. He undertook Mindfulness training at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University He has extensive experience having worked in primary care mental health for over 14 years and was Clinical Lead for the Northamptonshire arm of the Telehealth in Primary Care Mental Health Project until 2015.