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Covid Public Health Emergency update. Courses and group meetings have now resumed at The River Rooms - Bideford with limited numbers. Please see courses page for more information.


" I would recommend this course to anyone who would like to be more in touch with the present moment" "I am so pleased I have done this course, I am now looking forward to the future!"


"I have a calmness about me now that wasn't there before"


" The MBSR course with James has changed my life. I am more at peace in my body and mind"


"The course more than met my expectations. James really helped me see the benefit of daily meditation"
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses in Devon

Gentlemind is pleased to offer Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses in Devon.  The MBSR programme is an 8-week course developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and associates at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979 and is now internationally acclaimed  with a growing body of research supporting its potential benefits.  For further details please visit our Evidence page.

The MBSR curriculum incorporates techniques such as meditation, gentle mindful movement and mind-body exercises to help you learn how to cope with stress and make positive shifts in attitudes, behaviours, relationships and to facilitate personal growth and enhanced self-care.

The programme consists of eight weekly two-hour classes during which you will also be given daily home practice assignments designed to help you develop a disciplined and nurturing meditation practice. Classes take the form of instruction and the experience of a variety of guided meditation practices linked to group discussions around the challenges, benefits, and strategies of developing an ongoing home practice.

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How to apply for a Course

To find out more about how to apply for a place on an MBSR course near you check out our Courses page.

Please be aware that benefit and pension related concessions may be available so please don't hesitate to ask.

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