Oscar is certified to teach MBSR, MB-EAT, and MBSR-T. Descriptions of each curriculum are below. He is available to teach the full curriculum versions of these evidence-based programs and/or general overview of mindfulness meditation with a focus on any related section/topic (i.e., leadership, communication, etc.).
"Mindfulness is about being fully present. It is about attending to the here and now, without being lost in thoughts about the past, or fantasies about the future. It is a quality of being that embodies kindness, curiosity, an acceptance. To be mindful is to actually feel the sensations in your body, even unpleasant ones, without clinging to them or wishing them away. It is to observe your thoughts without letting them become the only version of the truth. It is to attend to your emotions, embracing whatever it is you're feeling in the moment, even if it's not particularly comfortable. It is to be more sensitive and compassionate toward the people and situations around you. And when practiced diligently, it can transform our health, our relationships, and our impact on the world."
- David Gelles (Mindful Work)
Mindfulness meditation has its origins in Eastern Buddhist practices. However, in recent decades, "mindfulness" has become popular a practice in the United States and across the world. Check out this short and succinct video from Happily.
Lists adapted from PocketMindfulness.com and I'm Sorry, What are you Saying? by Martin Strom.
MBSR is an 8-week evidence-based program created by Dr. John Kabat-Zinn. Click on link on the left to learn about mindfulness and the skills introduced through the MBSR course.
More more information about MBSR, visit: https://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/mindfulness-based-programs/mbsr-courses/about-mbsr/
"MBSR-T is an adaptation of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program for adults (Kabat-Zinn, 1982, 1990, 2013). The MBSR-T intervention is closely related to the traditional MBSR program created by Kabat-Zinn and colleagues. The MBSR-T program is meant to be a program to use with adolescents and young adults versus the traditional MBSR program for adults. Like MBSR, MBSR-T is based on secular adaptations of mindfulness practices with roots in Eastern meditation traditions. MBSR-T is also strongly influenced by mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (Segal, Williams, & Teasdale, 2002, 2013)."
To learn more, visit: https://www.stressedteens.com/stressed-teens