mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)

Target audience:

• People who are interested in an in-depth exploration of mindfulness with an emphasis on stress reduction

• Attendance at all 8 sessions and 1 full-day retreat is expected

• Participants are also highly recommended to commit to at least 45 – 60 minutes of daily practice to get the most benefit from this course

* We highly recommend that you complete the Mindfulness Foundation Course (MFC) before you attend the MBSR course to reap the full benefits.

Duration: 2.5 hours per session x 8 sessions, and 1 full-day retreat.


The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program was developed in 1979 by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic, University of Massachusetts Medical School. It is now offered in medical centres, hospitals, clinics, corporations, schools, prisons and other settings worldwide. It is a secular, scientifically-informed complement to traditional medical and psychological approaches that allows individuals to take charge of their lives for greater balance, ease and peace of mind.

It is a highly participatory and structured course, which uses relatively intensive training in mindfulness practices as the core, to teach people how to take better care of themselves and enjoy healthier and more adaptive lives.


• Enhanced ability to cope effectively with stress

• Reduction of depression and anxiety

• Improved well-being and sleep quality

What will you learn?

Session 1: Introduction to Mindfulness

Session 2: Perception Matters

Session 3: Power of Being Present

Session 4: Stress Reactivity

Session 5: Choosing a Response

Session 6: Mindful Communications

Session 7: Integrating Mindfulness in Daily Lives

Session 8: Maintaining Momentum in Mindfulness

What is included?

• Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices (choice of sitting on a chair or cushion)

• Gentle stretching and mindful movements

• Highly participatory, group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in daily life

• Daily mindfulness assignments

• Downloadable daily practice audio files

• Handouts each session

Course fee:

• $550

($110 for eligible seniors under the National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy)

* NSA subsidy eligibility: Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident 50 years and above (in year of conducted course)

SkillsFuture Credit may be applied towards this course.


What is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction? (credits to MichelleDuValMindfulness)

what our participants say

"This course is a must-do for happier living."
"I've learnt to appreciate myself, worry less and enjoy every moment."
"I strongly encourage people who are drained by stress to explore this course. Give it a try and feel the difference!"
"This course is like a blue chip investment. You are guaranteed returns in kind - happiness , joy and love."