Classes & Workshops

DSC_0393MBSR program Spring 2018:                                                     

  • April 14, Saturday. 9:30am-12:30pm (3 hrs)
  • April 21, Saturday. 9:30am-12:00pm (2.5 hrs)
  • April 28, Saturday. 9:30am-12:00pm (2.5 hrs)
  • May 5, Saturday. 9:30am-12:00pm (2.5 hrs)
  • May 12, Saturday. 9:30am-12:00pm (2.5 hrs)
  • May 19, Saturday. 9:30am-12:00pm (2.5 hrs)
  • May 26*, Saturday. 10:00am-4:30pm (6.5 hrs)*
  • June 2, Saturday. 9:30am-12:00pm (2.5 hrs)
  • June 9, Saturday. 9:30am-12:30pm (3 hrs)

 

  • Location: Wesley Center, Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo
  • All-day mini-retreat: Saturday, May 26* 10:00am to 4:30pm*
  • Language: English
  • Course Tuition: 65,000 yen. Scholarships and payment arrangements available. Please contact us about making this course possible for you. Our mission is to make MBSR accessible to as many people as possible.

    Free MBSR Orientation Sessions:

    • Saturday, February 17, 9:30am-11:00am.
    • Saturday, March 3, 9:30am-11:00am.
    • Saturday, April 7, 9:30am-11:00am.
    • By appointment/Skype until April 12. Contact Patrick at tokyostressreduction@gmail.com.

MBSR program Fall 2018:                                 

  • September 15, Saturday. 9:30am-12:30pm (3 hrs)
  • September 22, Saturday. 9:30am-12:00pm (2.5 hrs)
  • September 29, Saturday. 9:30am-12:00pm (2.5 hrs)
  • October 6, Saturday. 9:30am-12:00pm (2.5 hrs)
  • October 13, Saturday. 9:30am-12:00pm (2.5 hrs)
  • October 20, Saturday. 9:30am-12:00pm (2.5 hrs)
  • October 27*, Saturday. 10:00am-4:30pm (6.5 hrs)*
  • November 3, Saturday. 9:30am-12:00pm (2.5 hrs)
  • November 10, Saturday. 9:30am-12:30pm (3 hrs)

Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop 

  • Mindfulness is an alert, non-judgmental, and warm-hearted way of being. It can help you manage stress and develop presence, calm and joy in your life. Join us for a two-hour introduction to mindfulness meditation. In this workshop we will practice four forms of mindfulness meditation: awareness of body sensation, awareness of breathing, mindful movement, and lovingkindness (to develop friendliness and compassion).
  • Date: Sunday March 4, 2018.
  • Time: 13:00-15:00
  • Location: Holistic Medical Salon & Moment, Shirokanedai, Tokyo
  • Language: English with Japanese translation
  • Cost: 4,000 yen before February 15th.
  • See more details at: Holistic Medical Salon & Moment

 

British embassy mindfulness sessions

Corporate Training: Stress Management, Mindfulness, and Wellness for Professionals

  • Duration: 1 to 3 hours, as required
  • Location: Your workplace or company in greater Tokyo
  • Number of Participants: up to 35
  • Instructor’s Fee: Contact Patrick for a quote
  • Content: Stress can negatively affect workers’ health, relationships, and performance. It is therefore a company-wide concern. This training is an opportunity to take a break from our deadlines and digital devices, and come into intimate contact with our simple physical sensations and natural breathing. Experiencing the flow of life in the present moment, we become relaxed and alert. We leave refreshed and ready to apply ourselves to projects and daily life with renewed vigor. De-stressing individually and as a group is one of the best ways to develop company culture and performance. In the workshop we will explore several practices that are clinically proven to reduce stress and develop well-being.
  • Client requests have included:
    • Crisis Management
    • Mindfulness
    • Improve Your Posture and Ergonomics
    • Stress Management Seminar
    • Office Stretching
    • Keep Your Back, Neck, and Hands Healthy at Work
    • Office Yoga
    • Stress Reduction Practices for Office, Home, and Away

Mindfulness Tools for Educators- Introductory Workshop

  • Duration: 1 to 2.5 hours, as required. Single or multiple sessions.
  • Instructor’s Fee: Contact Patrick for a quote
  • Includes: Detailed handout for each participant: Mindfulness Tools for Educators: Mindfulness Games and Activities for Students of All Ages
  • Content: This workshop presents a wealth of ideas and experience in the practice of mindfulness as applied to education. Mindfulness essentially means being aware of what we are doing, as we are doing it, and observing non-judgmentally. The practice is relevant in education because learning and teaching always occur in the present moment, so the more present we become, the better we learn and teach. Coming more fully into the present connects us with our inner guidance and wisdom, our creative flow, and the infinite field of possibility. It also optimizes cognitive function, emotional intelligence, and physical health. Mindfulness is really a meta-educational tool for all occasions. In the workshop we will explore mindfulness games and activities suitable for preschoolers through senior high school students. Most of the practices can be adapted to suit any particular group of students, and will complement the study of any subject. And, because mindfulness is a universal human capacity, the practices will be equally interesting for teachers, administrators, and parents.
  • Topics include:
    • Physical Senses
    • Breathing
    • Movement
    • Feeling (emotion)
    • Thinking
    • Self-Knowledge
    • Mindfulness of Speech
    • Reading with awareness
    • Social awareness
    • Environmental awareness