MBSR may NOT be suitable for every person or may not be an appropriate choice for you at this time. This may be the case if you are dealing with substance abuse or dependence, an acute medical problem or acute psychological issues including trauma, severe depression, psychosis, active suicidal thoughts or other major psychiatric diagnosis.
MBSR is not psychotherapy. It is NOT a substitute for mental health therapy or counselling, for medical care or for substance abuse treatment. Please discuss any concerns you may have with the Course instructors.
Upon being accepted onto the course, you will receive a confirmation letter and you are able to make payment of the fee to confirm your place.
Upon payment for this course, you the participant, thus agree to the following:
This MBSR Course includes skill training in relaxation and meditation methods as well as gentle stretching (yoga) exercises. During the Course I will be asked to practice these appropriate to my abilities. I understand that if for any reason I am unable to, or think it unwise to engage in these techniques and exercises either during the weekly sessions at the MBSR Course or at home, I am under no obligation to engage in these techniques nor will I hold the instructors liable for any injuries incurred from these exercises. This Course is designed to help me learn these skills appropriately and to never push beyond my capabilities. This Course is in no way a substitute for medical care or psychotherapy. I have provided the Instructors with all relevant information about my medical care.
How much does the Course cost?
The Course fee is 600 CHF for the 8 weeks and the All Day Retreat Session – 9 sessions involving about 28 hours of mindfulness practices and exercises. This includes the Practice audio materials and the Course Handouts. Your payment reserves your place on the course. If you have financial concerns which may make participation in the Course difficult, please do not hesitate to indicate these and financial arrangements can be discussed.
Refunds are possible up to one week prior to the course beginning. Cancellation afterwards will incur a 100% fee of the course price unless your place if filled by another participant.
Do I need any special materials?
A yoga mat is required for the Mindful Yoga exercises. Loose clothing is advised, as from the first evening the Course involves stretching exercises.
What to expect?
The sessions involve a combination of information presentation, small and large group discussion, gentle movement exercises (suitable for all levels of activity) and carefully guided meditation instruction and practice.
What is included?
You will be given a usb with all the audios of guided meditations and readings, as well as a booklet.
What commitment does the MBSR Course demand?
The MBSR Course does require a significant commitment to your own health and to us. If you register you will be asked to attend all the classes for the 8 weeks (9 sessions) and to practice daily home assignments for about 45 minutes each day. Research shows that the effectiveness of the Course is related to the manner in which participants are faithful to the daily exercises. Home assignments include the meditation practices taught on the Course, there are also additional readings, short writing or reflection exercises.