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 eight sessions and one 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: Two-and-a-half hours per session x eight sessions and one full-day retreat


The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme was developed in 1979 by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic, University of Massachusetts Medical School. It is offered in medical centres, hospitals, clinics, corporations, schools, prisons and other settings worldwide. It is a scientifically informed complement to traditional medical and psychological approaches that allow 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 intensive training in mindfulness practices as the core, to teach people how to take better care of themselves and to enjoy healthier and more adaptive lives.


• Enhances the ability to cope with stress effectively

• Reduces depression and anxiety

• Improves 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: Understanding stress reactivity

Session 5: Choosing a response

Session 6: Applying mindful communications

Session 7: Integrating mindfulness in daily lives

Session 8: Maintaining momentum in mindfulness

What is included?

• Guidance on 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 of 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."