Mindfulness

Workshop on MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION ORGANIZED( MBSR) by Mind’s Eye

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The PROGRAM is as follows for the 1-Day Mindfulness Workshop:

Mindfulness is not new. It’s part of what makes us human—the capacity to be fully conscious and aware. The capacity for sustained moment-to-moment awareness, especially in the midst of emotional turmoil, is a special skill. Fortunately, it is a skill that can be learned.

“Mindfulness,” as used in ancient texts, is an English translation of the Pali word, sati, which connotes awareness, attention, and remembering.

Awareness is inherently powerful, and attention, which is focused awareness, is still more powerful. Just by becoming aware of what is occurring within and around us, we can begin to untangle ourselves from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions.

Another aspect of mindfulness is “remembering.” This does not refer to memory of past events. Each moment we remind ourselves: “Remember—be aware!”

The approach of the new, mindfulness-oriented agenda is “awareness and acceptance first, change second.”

Most notably, mental qualities beyond sati (awareness, attention, and remembering) are being included in “mindfulness” as nonjudgmental, acceptance, and compassion. Therapeutic Mindfulness according to Jon Kabat-Zinn, the foremost pioneer in the therapeutic application of mindfulness defines as “the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment to moment”.

 

Just as we can improve physical fitness through regular physical exercise, we can develop mindfulness through deliberate mental practices. Mindfulness practices all involve some form of meditation.

Everyday mindfulness: It means noticing the sensations of walking when we walk, the taste of our food when we eat, and the appearance of our surroundings as we pass through them.

 

Formal meditation practice: This involves setting aside time to go to the mental “gym.” Most involve initially choosing an object of attention, such as the breath, and returning our attention to that object each time the mind wanders.

 

Retreat practice:

Most involve extended periods of formal practice, often alternating sitting meditation with walking meditation. They are usually conducted in silence, with very little interpersonal interaction. All of the activities of the day—getting up, showering, brushing teeth, eating, doing chores—are done in silence and used as opportunities to practice mindfulness.

 

Mindfulness Practice

 

  • Not having a blank mind: Mindfulness practice involves training the mind to be aware of what it is doing at all times, including being aware that we are thinking when we think.
  • Not becoming emotionless: Many people secretly hope that mindfulness practice will relieve them of the burden of emotion, we practice noticing the contents of the mind, we come to notice our emotions more fully and vividly
  • Not withdrawing from life: In these settings, one isn’t exactly withdrawing instead, the life experiences more vividly, because we’re taking the time to pay attention to our moment-to-moment experience.
  • Not seeking bliss: In mindfulness meditation we allow thoughts to arise and pass—not clinging to blissful states nor rejecting unpleasant ones.
  • Not escaping pain: Rather than escaping pain, mindfulness practice helps us to increase our capacity to bear it.

Workshop on MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION ORGANIZED( MBSR) by Mind’s Eye applied in non-clinical setting

Date: 16/05/2018Time: 11.45 am to 4-15pmVenue: At Newalipur Chamber 513B, Block-M, New Alipore, Kolkata: 700053, opposite, Surachi Sangha Club and near newalipore Petrol Pump Program Details:Registration :11.45 am to 12 noonIntroduction : 12.00 noon-12.10 pmPractice with soothing music : 12.10 pm to 12.15 pm

 

Sl.No. Topics Time (pm) Resource Person
1. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction( MBSR) 12.15-12.30 Dr Rupa Talukdar
2. Group   Discussion/Activity    (2 times ) 2 mins & 4 mins: Sitting Demonstration on overcoming obstacles 12.30-1.00 Dr Rupa Talukdar
Tea Break( 1.00-1.15)pm
3. Error in Thinking (1.30-2.00)pm Susmita Mukherjee
4. Kindness Practice( I) (2.00-2.15)pm Dr Biplab Barman
5. Practice wakeful presence through Walking and Drawing 2.15pm-3pm Dr Rupa Talukdar & Susmita Mukherjee
Snacks Break( 3 -3.15pm)
6. Kindness Practice( II) 3.15pm-3.45pm Swaha Mitra et al
7. Mindful eating and discussion (3.45-4.00)pm Dr Rupa Talukdar & Susmita Mukherjee
8. Discussion and Interaction and Distribution of Certificates (4.00-4.15)pm Dr Rupa Talukdar & Susmita Mukherjee, Dr Biplab Barman, Swaha Mitra others
9. Tea Break and interaction and feedback

Career Counselling

The program includes

  1. Career Selection using Assessment to know Potential/Interest/Aptitude( Class-IX-XII)
  2. Education Counselling(VI-XII)
  3. Students’ Counselling( Toddlers-XII)
  4. Concentration problem etc. ( Toddlers-XII) (more…)

Students Mentoring

Students mentoring is our new approach where students who are in confusion, stress and under anxiety may get the help of us (www.mind-eye.in) on how to stay relieved by practising suggested life skill in a methodical way with the help of parents of them.

Parents of students are the source of anxiety if they don’t have any control of their own anxiety and tension. (more…)

Creative Art Training

The entire process is dedicated to the people who need to be  vocationally able for,

  • Physical Fitness
  • Emotional Happiness
  • Keeping occupied in creativity & also
  • generating  income by developing some sort of vocational skill (more…)

Senior Citizens Care

  • How to overcome loneliness
  • Feeling of Insecurity
  • Management of empty nest problem
  • Depression being left by son/daughter because of either service or higher studies
  • Consistently low mood
  • Physiological incapability: because of illness or any other chronic disease
  • Agony from loss of spouse (more…)

Wellness Practices

  • Purpose of life
  • Total well being of Emotional Growth
  • Life coaching
  • Integrated approach for being emotional and physical healthy living
  • Maintaining Emotional and Physical health and hygiene
  • Students’ Wellness Camp (more…)

Crisis From Lifestyle

  • Adolescence crisis
  • Students’ confusion, indecision and inattention
  • Mid life crisis: lacks challenges of life
  • Old age conflict: loneliness and communication gap form next generation
  • Feelings of insecurity, other psychosomatic symptoms
  • Post trauma stress

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Psychological Issues

  • Psychological crisis
  • Chronic Depression
  • Suicidal Tendency
  • Lacks coping skill
  • Mal adjusted behavior
  • Anger
  • Stress
  • Anxiety before exam-Exam phobia
  • Agoraphobia
  • Sleepless Night
  • OCD, Repeated thought process
  • Disorders of different types

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Relationship Counselling

  • Family Counselling
  • Pre-marriage Counselling
  • Love-in-relationship Counselling
  • Marital mal- adjustment
  • Triangular love affair
  • Extra marital relationship
  • Boyfriend-girlfriend love – in-relationship crisis

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Child and Parents’ Counselling

  • Learning Disability
  • Restlessness, ADHD
  • Concentration problems
  • Stubborn
  • Oppositional Behaviour
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Parenting Style of PARENTS
  • Behaviour Modification
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Social Skill Training
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Self esteem

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