People interested in the topic, in learning a practice that can be useful to deal with daily stress, difficult situations in daily life such as symptoms of anxiety, depression, reactive and impulsive behaviors.
18 class hours
The program will be held in eight weeks, with a weekly meeting, on Thursdays, on 02, 09, 16 and 23 April, 07, 14, 21 and 28 May.
Mindfulness is defined as a process in which we bring attention to the present moment, being aware of what is going on in our body, our mind and our emotions without reactivity. When we practice mindfulness we are living the present intentionally, moment by moment, with openness, curiosity and kindness.
There is scientific evidence on the effectiveness of Mindfulness-based interventions for a wide variety of mental and physical disorders, such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, drug relapse prevention, binge eating, among others . Recent studies demonstrate structural and functional changes in the brain in practitioners.
The Mindfulness Program for reactive, impulsive behaviors and stress reduction is essentially experiential, in which theoretical concepts and didactic activities are developed and understood from experience. The Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) model was developed in the United States by researchers Alan Marlatt and Sarah Bowen. This program combines mindfulness meditation practices with elements of cognitive therapy, relapse prevention and impulse management. MBRP is known worldwide for its focus on helping people with difficulties in changing harmful behaviors on a daily basis.
In the hectic world in which we live, we tend to operate on ‘autopilot’, reacting rather than responding to experiences. The intention of the practice is to bring mindfulness to the action in the present moment, allowing a more conscious contact in the relationship with others, with the environment and with our emotions, even in difficult situations. It means being fully in touch with the experience of the moment, without being absorbed by it.
This program is especially suitable for:
● Stress management;
● Daily reactivity;
● Use of alcohol, tobacco and other substances;
● Compulsive use of social networks.
The course is based on Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) protocols for impulsive and reactive behaviors and the Body in Mind Trainning (BMT), a neurocognitive model that uses movement in the development of mindfulness.
Through experiential - theoretical meetings, concepts of Mindfulness practice based on personal experience will be approached when carrying out exercises and different oriented practices, group dynamics and exchange of experiences between participants.
Texts, exercises and audios of Mindfulness practices will be made available weekly in digital format via the internet so that they can be used between meetings to continue to develop the ability to be present and enjoy the benefits the day after day.
● To encourage and guide the establishment of Mindfulness practices based on focused attention, contemplation and compassion;
● Contribute to the recognition of physical, mental and emotional phenomena, instead of automatically reacting to them;
● Increase the level of awareness of sensory experiences;
● Favor the identification of triggers for automatic reactions;
● Prevent relapses from unhealthy behaviors that you want to change;
● Contribute to the promotion of positive emotional states, such as self-compassion;
● Assist in the process of self-management of emotional regulation and well-being;
● Create a space for sharing personal practices and group bonding;
● (Re) discovery of values and behaviors that go towards self-care and a balanced lifestyle.