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.
During 8 weeks we meet one time pr. week (2,5 hours)
and one silent retreat day (7 hours) between week 6 and 7.
Together we practice mindful eating, sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation,
gentle standing and lying movements and communication tools.
You are willing to practice one hour homework daily during the 8 weeks.
Upcoming MBSR program in 2020
Orientation session (mandatory to enroll) January 11 Saturday 10AM-12PM
Class 1: February 1 from 10AM-12.30PM
Class 2: February 8 from 10AM-12.30PM
Class 3: February 15 from 10AM-12.30PM
Class 4: February 22 from 10AM-12.30PM
Class 5: February 29 from 10AM-12.30PM
Class 6: March 7 from 10AM-12.30PM
Silent retreat day March 14 from 9AM-16PM
Class 7: March 21 from 10AM-12.30PM
Class 8: March 28 from 10AM-12.30PM
When signing up to MBSR kindly make sure you at least can make
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 much 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”
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:
Immune system functions
Addictions (smoking, social media, food) and other imbalances.
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.
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.
"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."