Tonight I attended an orientation for a MBSR course. MBSR = Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, a program designed in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn initially to treat patients with chronic pain. Since then, it has been applied to nearly everything else one could imagine, including helping with focus / the ability to feel present / general well-being. I've been into the concept for quite some time, and (as you all know) dabbling in meditation for the past several months. I finally decided to face my fears/trepidations and take a local version of the course, which is offered through the hospital system where I work.
- 8 Tuesdays in a row of coming home late -- trying to stay true to my recent post and opt out of guilt about this, but . . . you know. Sometimes it's not quite so easy.
- Daily homework that may amount to up to an hour (!) of meditating to guided tracks
- Touchy-feely stuff I don't always mesh with
- Going to sessions while on call (ick!)
Despite the above, I was impressed with the initial presentation and the course director, so I signed up. It starts in 2 weeks. Will keep you all posted!
. . . to everyone who has commented/emailed/come out of the woodwork over the past 11 days. Apparently when you post more, people interact more! And it's a lot of fun. Thank you all, and keep the ideas coming (please!). You can always email, comment, or communicate via my Instagram.
Insta-list of post ideas
Sooooo . . . why are 600 pageviews to this post from 2012 today showing up on my analytics!? There doesn't seem to be any obvious referring link . . .is it an error? An internet mystery? If you have any idea, please clue me in -- I'm intrigued!