Breathing Space provides Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to help East London based carers learn how to reduce the stress that can come with intensive caring responsibilities. MBSR can help people learn new ways of handling difficult physical sensations, feelings and moods. We all have times when we experience stress and difficulty, and this approach has been adapted specifically to support carers. We provide MBSR in these ways:
Retreats: These give carers a complete break from their caring roles at our beautiful retreat centre in Suffolk, with the chance to learn stress reduction techniques and to try out a range of physical therapies like massage or reflexology. There's also time to relax, enjoy the countryside, make friends and have fun.
Weekly-drop in sessions: Learn MBSR (relaxation and meditation) for use in daily life. The sessions are also an opportunity for carers to find mutual support and understanding - helping to reduce their social isolation.
Breathing Space also offers an 8 week course in MBSR open to anyone (i.e. not just carers).