BELOW ARE SOME COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS COURSES
A short essay by former MBSR student-click here
Would you recommend to Colleagues? Why or why not?
Every staff member needs this.
Greatly improves well-being
Great experience for healers of all kinds
Helpful for all levels of experience
I have recommended it.
Yes, opens your mind a lot
Effectively reduces stress
Mindfulness is enormously beneficial for quieting the mind and centering
Effective method of stress reduction
It is fun and enlightening. Gives insight into themselves.
A very valuable skill
Very helpful in getting started
Useful techniques and support
It enhanced my life
Useful as a way to get to know myself and my goals and enjoy my life
The practice makes life better.
Improves clinical work and patience with family
Helpful in dealing with chronic pain patients
Quieting and centering is useful
Yes. I don’t think we’re aware of the madness we are caught up in.
Yes, although it will not appeal to everyone
Yes, but requires commitment, a space and devoted instructor
Great opportunity for introduction to mindfulness and has given tools to manage stress
Very helpful to reduce stress and find quiet within
Helps bring harmony to life
Did the class affect your personal well being? If so, how?
Helps me recognize how little someone elses emotional difficulties might be caused by me
Improved interactions with others, more quiet in soul
Positively effected how I approach work and life
Less prone to overwhelming feelings of frustration
I liked having homework
Accountability and reported back
Totally increased my awareness of things going on affecting me each day
I can better respond rather than react
Being aware and present. I learned from each member of group
A real lifeline when my patient had the death of a child
Strong reinforcement for beingness as opposed to action
I catch my thoughts of worrying and obsessing
I can now let go of what I can’t control
I feel more wholesome. I feel more relaxed under stress.
I am more patient
I am more comfortable in my own body
I am aware when I am reactive and can control it because of this awareness
My interactions were better because of what I learned.
It gave me incentive to keep practicing
I enjoyed shared time with colleagues
It helped me listen to myself and others more effectively
It was great to have “formal” mindfulness training. Appreciate the detail.
I can take better care of myself.
I have improved clarity
Problems now seem smaller and opportunities greater
Do you think the class will affect your enjoyment and performance at work? How so?
Less worried about unchangeable things and others issues
Gave me fresh approach to working with challenges
I have increased ability to focus
Less likely to get frustrated over trivial situations
Better able to recommend MBSR to patients.
I am more mindful in patient/staff interactions
I see more possibilities at work
Will keep me focused on why I work so hard and what motivates me. I am more aware of what I enjoy.
I am sorting out which aspects of my job are most useful to me
It is easier to maintain balance in the midst of chaos. It increases focus.
It helped me be more mindful in interactions
I am less frustrated and work more effectively. I don’t let problems at work or home interfere with work
This class helped me know myself better, which is first step to change.
My overall wellbeing is improved
I better reframe problems.
I have increased availability and compassion for chronic users of system
I am less anxious and tolerant. I let go and let others be
I am more tolerant of having my pager on
I am so much more open to differences, to accepting that we all have different internal experience and perspective
I am able to give more at work and be more compassionate
I will be better able to deal with stress at work if I am able to return
I concentrate better and am less worried and upset. I have more focus and less internal chatter
It will allow me to better listen to patients.
Did class affect your life outside of work? How so?
I appreciate many small miracles each day.
Able to separate and notice thoughts and emotions
I find common ground easier.
I am more patient
I am suggesting mindfulness practice to others
Greatly enhanced my awareness of every moment in daily life
I am more accepting and less defensive
Added discipline to my disorganization
I am more forgiving and patient, non-judgmental of patients and myself.
Improved overall well being
I am seeking “space” and mindful problem solving
It made me set aside time for myself
I made me see how reactive I am and not to identify with my reactions
Class made me refocus my existing practice
I appreciate the value of practice
I am less judgmental and more aware of triggers
Improved personal interactions, decreased stress and mindful eating
Helped with personal relations
I became much less likely to become flooded/overwhelmed in relationships
I can look at a distance at my negative feelings
I am more accepting
I deal with stress better
Other general comments
The class was great
Sunday evening is convenient
I loved the all day retreat
Especially enjoyed the poetry and interactions with other students
MBSR has truly been a gift to me
Thoroughly enjoyed both instructors
Hugely positive experience
Silent retreat is the best
A tremendous gift
I liked that it was not rushed
I hope you offer this again
Many of our work groups would like to participate in future.
Thank you for allowing me to attend and wake up in a new way
Loved the silent workshop
Very caring and committed instructors
Very worthwhile-I RECOMMEND FUTHER FUNDING
We should have meditation center/chapel in med center
All day session enlightening and refreshing and totally new experience
I now have resources for calming myself immediately, wherever I happen to be
I let go more easily