Welcoming 2024 Mindfully: A 5-Day Intensive MBSR Retreat
Step away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and spend some tranquil moments in the beautiful Phuket, Thailand. Conclude 2023 with a harmonized mind and body, and mindfully embark on 2024 with a refreshed spirit.
In our daily lives, our minds often become trapped by concerns about the uncertain future or by events of the past that we can no longer change, causing us distress. We also find ourselves troubled by various things beyond our control.
Mindfulness is about gently directing our attention to our own experiences and surroundings, keenly sensing them, recognizing our current state, and tenderly supporting ourselves.
Practicing mindfulness cultivates the ability to stay present, the power of awareness, and compassion. It also nurtures a heart of acceptance to skillfully handle uncontrollable situations. Scientific research has shown that this leads to reduced stress and depression and improved mental well-being.
This retreat will offer the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, which underpins various evidence-based mindfulness programs, in an intensive 5-day format.
Whether you’re new to mindfulness or looking to deepen your understanding, we eagerly await your participation.
For those aspiring to teach the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in the future, this course will fulfill the prerequisite requirement of having “previously attended an MBSR course” before enrolling in the MBSR instructor training.
- Start: 9:00 Sun., 31st Dec 2023
- End: 16:00 Thu., 4th Jan 2024
- Retreat: JPY 121,000-
- accommodation (approximately JPY 55,000 in case of staying with two guests)
- transportation etc
- Breakfast and lunch included. Due to the nature of the reteat, dinner will not be provided.
What to bring
- yoga mat
- meditation cushion (if necessary)
What you will gain through the course
- Certificate of completion (MBSR)
- Understanding and experiencing MBSR course
- How to deal with stress skillfully
What is Mindfulness-Based Stree Reduction program (MBSR)?
MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) is an 8-week program developed in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the United States. The purpose of this program is to learn how to face stress, pain, and anxiety through the practice of mindfulness meditation. MBSR emphasizes the practice of mindfulness in daily life, encouraging participants to observe their own physical and mental states and understand the significance and value of being present in each moment. This program has been implemented in numerous hospitals, clinics, and educational institutions worldwide, and its effectiveness has been scientifically validated.
For those who…
- would like to experience mindfulness.
- is new to and familiar with mindfulness.
- considering becoming MBSR teacher in the future with IMC-Asia-Pacific, which will be planned to start in 2024 or 2025.
I have completed the training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Mindfulness Network (UK) and the Institute of Mindfulness Based Approaches (IMA) in Germany. Additionally, I completed the training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy at the Oxford Mindfulness Center and Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living under its developers, Frits Koster and Dr. Eric van den Brink.
I believe mindfulness is like creating a home within your heart that you can always return to. Let’s learn together about being present and existing in the here and now.
Kiyoko Inoue (in charge of Japanese participants)
I completed the training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Mindfulness Network (UK) and the Institute of Mindfulness Based Approaches (Germany, IMA). Additionally, I completed training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy at the Oxford Mindfulness Center and the University of California San Diego Mindfulness Center (UCSD). I also introduced the MBCL (Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living) training, a compassion training based on mindfulness, to Japan for the first time.
Since 2021, in the MBSR instructor training program launched in Japan, I have been teaching the yoga module training and having some supervision sessions
The Hotspring Beach Resort & Spa
79 Moo 8 Na Toey, Thai Muang District, Phang Nga 82120 Thailand
- 40 minutes drive from Phuket Phuket International Airport. It is coming with swimming pool and hot spring.
- Until Sun. 12th Nov. 2023: no cancel fee
- Mon 13th Nov. – Sun. 17th Dec: 50% cancel charge
- Mon 18th Dec. – : 100% cancel charge