How do I apply for the MBSR course?
You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an Application Form that needs to be completed before the course start date. A brief meeting or phone conversation (30-45min) is also recommended.Book By Email Or Book & Buy Visiting The Events Page
Payment for the course is to be made in full with each booking. Cancellations received no less than two weeks before the course start date are liable to a 50% cancellation fee. No refunds will be made once the course has begun.
Does insurance cover this?
Some medical insurances in Switzerland are reimbursing partially the program, for example SWICA, Helvetia, CSS.
Individuals who are referred to the program by their doctor may be able to ask for reimbursement, but it is up to you to negotiate with your insurance company.
What happens if I miss 1-2 classes?
It is preferable to attend all classes. However, do not worry if you cannot participate in 1 or maximum 2 classes. You will receive an email with the handouts and the homework. I can also offer a Skype consultation or we can meet 30 minutes early before the next class.
Can I switch courses?
No, we’ll ask you to choose one course and stay with it for the entire 8 weeks. However, if you have some specific needs, please contact me and we will try to accommodate to your needs.
What if I can’t do mindful movement / yoga because of a physical condition?
The yoga is very gentle and its main focus is on stretching and awareness of the breath. Participants are never asked to go beyond their own limitations.
What sort of people take this program?
All kinds, from young professionals and young mothers to adults and seniors. People who want to learn about mindfulness and how to improve the quality of their life, people who want to know how to manage their stress or emotional imbalances, and people with various physical conditions.
How many people are in the class?
Do I have to share private information with the class?
No. Participants determine for themselves what information they choose to share with the group. However, it is a very trustful and supportive environment that encourages you to open up and share your feelings and experience. All information shared is confidential.
Are there religious / Buddhist aspects to mindfulness meditation?
No. The practices and techniques are designed to be neutral and secular. People that take the program come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
Do I need to have any prior meditation practice?
No prior meditation experience is necessary. Mindfulness practice does not take any special skills. All meditations are guided.
What commitment does the MBSR Course require?
You are asked to attend all the classes for the 8 weeks and to practice daily home assignments for about 45 minutes. Home assignments include the practices taught during the class plus some reading and reflection exercises. You will receive access to audio guided meditations.
How long does a class last?
Each class lasts between 2 to 2.5 hours. The retreat day lasts 5-6 hours.
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