Webinar with Dr. Linda Lehrhaupt (15th February, 2024): Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: A Pathway to Coping with Life’s Challenges

How does mindfulness-based stress reduction support us in dealing with the challenges we face in life? In 1979, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn introduced Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Over the past 40 years, it has been widely participated in around the world, and research institutions, primarily universities, have demonstrated its effectiveness in reducing stress and depression, and in enhancing well-being.

We are hosting a webinar featuring Linda Lehrhaupt, Ph.D., founder of the Institute of Mindfulness Based Approaches in Germany, who has trained over 1,000 mindfulness instructors in Europe. The webinar will explore what mindfulness and MBSR are, and how they can support us in dealing with life’s challenges, including practical meditation exercises.

This webinar is offered as a part of “Essence of Mindfulness : 6-session series” with 

  • Zindel Segal, “How does MBCT support recovery from depression? ~Mechanism of MBCT~” (held in August 2023)
  • Frits Koster, “The Wealth of Wisdom and Compassion” (held in October 2023)
  • Mark Williams, “Deeper Mindfulness – beyond MBCT -” (held in December 2023)
  • David Treleaven, “Introduction to Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness” (in April 2024)
  • Kiyoko Inoue, “Sit and Practice Mindfulness and Compassion Together” (in June 2024)

If you are interested in webinars already held in 2023, you can purchase the archive. Please feel free to contact info@mindfulnesss-japan.org

Overview of the event

1.Date and Time
18:00-20:00 in UTC+7 (Thailand, Vietnam etc)
19:00-21:00 in UTC+8 (China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan etc)
20:00-22:00 in UTC+9 (Japan, Korea etc)

2. Presenter

Dr. Linda Lehrhaupt
Founder, Institute of Mindfulness Based Approaches
MBSR Trainer

PhD, is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches/Institut für Achtsamkeit. She is acknowledged as a pioneer in introducing MBSR and mindfulness education in several European countries and is known for her depth of knowledge and expertise in the integration of mindfulness in education, health care and its social applications.

She began teaching MBSR in Germany in 1994 and has taught within the Institute’s MBSR teacher-training program since 2002. She began her MBSR teacher training at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School, with Prof. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues in 1993 and completed its MBSR teacher certification program.

She has practiced Zen meditation since 1979 and is a Zen teacher (Roshi) in the White Plum Lineage founded by Taisan Maezumi Roshi. She has also completed a training and is certified to work as an interfaith spiritual director (companion).

Dr. Lehrhaupt earned a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University in 1990 with a specialty in ritual and traditions. She earned an M.A. in Drama (NYU) and a B.A. (Hofstra) in English and Secondary Education. In her early teaching career, she worked as a secondary school teacher before moving into adult education and professional training in mindfulness-based programs, where she has taught for more than 40 years. During these years, Dr. Lehrhaupt had led many hundreds of workshops and retreats.

She has written several books, including co-authoring a highly regarded introduction to MBSR that has been translated into 9 languages.

Born and raised in New York City, she has been living in Germany and France since 1983.

3. Participation Fee
5,500 yen (tax included)

Webinar via Zoom
・The URL will be sent to those who register through the form below.
・Please refrain from recording or filming the session.

5. Language
English (spoken slowly in plain English)

6. For further infomation
International Mindfulness Center Asia-Pacific
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living (MBCL)
MBSR Teacher Training