Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program

Introduction

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) was developed in 1979 by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic, University of Massachusetts Medical School. MBSR is now offered in medical centres, hospitals, clinics, corporations, schools, prisons and other settings worldwide.

Overview

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program consists of eight weekly classes and one all-day class. There are 31 hours of direct instruction.  Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a well-defined and systematic patient-centered educational approach which uses relatively intensive training in mindfulness meditation as the core of a program to teach people how to take better care of themselves and live healthier and more adaptive lives.

This course is now available under the National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy.  To be eligible for this subsidy, participants must be either Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Residents, aged 50 and above.  Participants who do not fulfill the above criteria are not eligible for NSA funding and are required to pay the course fee in full.

Who should attend?
The program is for anyone interested in applying MBSR techniques in reducing stress and to improve their mental well-being. Your commitment to attend all 8 sessions of the course is strongly encouraged.
How much does it cost for 9 sessions?

Individual  : $550
Fee for seniors (Singapore Citizens and PRs) aged 50 and above (National Silver Academy subsidy) : $110.00

What is expected of me?
  • Complete the pre-course questionnaire upon confirmation
  • Attend each 2hr 15 min session over 8 weeks
  • Make a commitment to practice and record daily home practices (6 days/week for 45-60 minutes each day)
Who is teaching the course?
Angie Chew, Founder of Brahm Centre who has completed the MBSR Teachers Practicum. She will be teaching with another qualified MBSR instructor, certified by The Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass).
Can SkillsFuture Credit be used for the program?

Yes, this is a SkillsFuture-approved course.