Specialized center for the teaching, practice and study of the MBSR method (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) by Anne Soulet.

MBSR : *Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction* means the practice of mindfulness to change the way one relates to physical pain and emotional suffering. Its preventive therapeutic aspect enhances good health and well-being.

Objective: This method, which has benefited 25,000 people in the USA over 30 years, is the culmination of many detailed research studies for the prevention and management of stress-related pain and disorders.

The program is recommended for:

- Stress reduction (related to work, family, sickness)
- Chronic pain
- Depression
- Anxiety and panic
- sleeping and eating disorders
- Headaches
- Tobacco addiction
- General fatigue

The MBSR method
was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn 30 years ago. He defined mindfulness as follow: "paying attention in a particular way—on purpose, in the present moment, and without judgment". This special kind of attention nurtures greater awareness, and is a simple yet powerful tool for getting ourselves back in touch with our own wisdom and vitality. Jon Kabat-Zinn brings the practice of meditation to the widest possible audience with the progressive method of mindfulness for Beginners.

About the author
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is the best-selling author of Coming to Our Senses (Hyperion, 2005), Wherever You Go, There You Are (Hyperion, 2005), and Full-Catastrophe Living (Delta, 1990). He is the founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society; and founder and former director of the world renowned Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

Over 250 clinics throughout the world practice this method today, whose effectiveness is scientifically acclaimed, to fight a number of disorders such as depression and stress and reduce physical tension, fear and pain.

The field of experiences in which it is possible to apply mindfulness is so vast (comprising sensations, perceptions, impulses, emotions and thoughts, but also words, actions, and relationships) that it can tremendously help those who suffer from emotional difficulties.

It is the convergence of the latest theories explaining the effects of cognitive therapy on the one hand, and on the other hand, the mindfulness approach, which sees thoughts as thoughts, events appearing in the field of consciousness then disappearing ; independently of their constitution and their emotional charge. No need to change them, replace them with other thoughts, or feel the need to resolve them on the spot. This encourages observation of such thoughts with equanimity.

            Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Teacher
Born and educated in France , she moved to London at 21 years of age. 10 years later, she reached Boston, Massachusetts, USA, where she stayed for 24 years. After obtaining her master's degree in psychology, she practiced for 10 years in a psychiatric hospital. Her daily meditation and yoga practice led in 1992 to a meeting with Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the MBSR method whose program she graduated to teach. She also acquired structural yoga therapy (SYT) training with SYT founder Mukunda Stiles and later opened a practice teaching the MBSR method along with structural yoga therapy. In 2007, she decided to return to France to continue spreading awareness of these effective and preventive methods.