"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about."
- Rumi
Give your self a gift for life.
Join the original 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program in Kuwait.
Learn to meet stress by cultivating the wisdom of your own body and mind with mindfulness meditation.
We meet of 2,5 hours session once pr. week and one full silent retreat day
27 hours direct guiding in total.
We practice mindful eating, sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation,
gentle standing and lying yoga and communication tools.
You are willing to practice one hour homework daily during the 8 weeks.
Only after having joined the orientation session or another mindfulness session with me you can register for the whole 8 week MBSR program. Send me a private message with your name, phone number and email if you want to join.
Morning class from 10AM-12.30PM
OR
Evening class from 7-9.30PM
Dates
Wednesday October 16
Wednesday October 23
Wednesday October 30
Wednesday November 6
Wednesday November 13
Wednesday November 20
Full silent retreat day Friday November 22 from 9-16PM
Wednesday November 27
Wednesday December 4
Kindly look in your calendar making sure at least making 6 out of 8 classes otherwise I kindly suggest you wait until a better time.
Location: Al Salam
Price: I ask for a donation of 100 KD or less if you have a low income or if you are unemployed.
“It is indeed a radical act of love just to sit down and be quiet for a time by yourself.
It is only love that can give us insight into what is real and what is important.
And so a radical act of love makes sense - love for life and for the emergence of one’s truest self”
Jon Kabat-Zinn

About Mai Miles Frandsen

Dear friends in Kuwait,
I am a Mental Health Nurse and qualifed MBSR teacher trained at The Umass Medical School Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society.
I come from Denmark and currently living happily here in Kuwait with my husband Niels. Together we have 3 children, our oldest daughter lives in Denmark.
I am qualified to teach MBSR and on the journey to be certified. I have taught the 8 week MBSR program 9 times the past two years.
The MBSR program is 40 years old this year and is founded by professor in Medicine Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979.
MBSR is one of the most widely researched mind-body interventions in the world. The center has pioneered to integrate mindfulness meditation into mainstream medicine, healthcare, in schools, prisons, athletic training programs and in workplaces.
MBSR is secular and evidence-based.
MBSR is a educational program and not an alternative to traditional medicine. MBSR is not therapy either.
The program has proven effect on:
Stress
Sleeping
Anxiety
Immune system functions
Diabetes
Hypertension
Weight loss
Chronic pain
Addictions (smoking, social media, food) and other imbalances.
Research about MBSR:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction
Mindfulness Center at Brown University | Mindfulness Center
I also offer to host classes or workshops at workplaces, hospitals or in private homes.
Volunteer work here in Kuwait:
Al Shaheed Park, the public hospitals Mubarak Hospital and Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Hospital and at the Sorophonist International Kuwait.
Other Experience:
Manifesto: Hosted a 4 week mindfulness program in the spring 2019.
M.H. Alshaya Company: Hosted a short introduction to mindfulness for a large number of people in for their marketing summit in March 2019.
To teach mindfulness is not a protected domain however to teach MBSR is. As a qualified MBSR teacher I am still joining several trainings, supervision and retreats over many years. I respectfully follow the MBSR curriculum and ethical guidelines. Meditation is not for all people and it is essential for me to do no harm.
If you suffer from depression or other mental imbalance or physical illness kindly consult with your doctor, therapist or psychiatrist before joining the program. If you recently experienced a major loss in your life I suggest you wait and give your self some time before joining this program.
I am touched by the warmth welcoming openness both from the expats and the Kuwaiti people. I feel very humble and grateful. I warmly welcome you to join this silent journey and look forward to meet you.
With love, Mai