MBSR program with Eric Salaün

- through Fabrice Groult

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Stress reduction program based on mindfulness meditation.
Eight weeks to learn to meditate and live more serenely on a daily basis.

The goal is to learn techniques to take care of yourself in order to gradually get out of the grip of stress, anxiety, physical and emotional pain.

This program was created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University Hospital of Massachusetts. It has since been implemented in many hospitals in the United States and France (Sainte-Anne Hospital, Pitié Salpêtrière and Gustave Roussy). The psychiatrist Christophe André introduced this program into his hospital with convincing results.

MBSR is not just a method, nor is it a “miracle cure”. This is part of a regular training that will allow us with a new approach to relate to our intentions, our emotions, our thoughts and more broadly with all situations of daily life.

The training cycle is progressive, it consists of eight weekly sessions of 2h30 (so over two months) and a full day of intensive practice. The emphasis is on knowledge through direct experience: each session includes formal and informal practices, exchanges as well as theoretical content. Home exercises are an integral part of the training and they must be done throughout the duration of the program.

Some examples of effects observed after participating in an eight-week cycle:
– Reduced stress and improved psychological well-being
– Emotional regulation (anxiety, fear, sadness, anger…)
– Reduced risk of depression relapse (including burn-out)
– Improved quality of life for people with chronic pain
– Increased ability to concentrate
– Reduced sleep disturbances.

Learn more about Eric Salaün > Read his interview

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Fabrice Groult

Fabrice Groult is an adventurer, photographer and Buddhist who has traveled the world since a young age. After studying Buddhism in India, he embarked on an eighteen-month journey through Asia that took him to the Himalayas, where he discovered his passion for photography. Since then, he has traveled the world capturing images of Buddhist beauty and wisdom. He was a guide for ten years, and is now a journalist with Buddhist News.

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