MBSR COURSE in Geneva, Switzerland

Mindfulness based stress reduction course

The Mindfulness for stress reduction programme was developed by Jon Kabat- Zinn and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in the 1970s to alleviate a wide range of health problems. 

The 8 week MBSR program incorporates techniques such as meditation, gentle yoga, mind-body exercises to help people learn how to cope with stress, together with discussion on stress and life skills. 

Long term stress can have a major impact on our physical and mental health. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) aims to improve general well-being and address prolonged periods of stress, which can lead to poor mental and physical health. 

People have reported feeling more engaged in their work, being more energised, less anxious, as well as sleeping better and having fewer physical symptoms of stress, after attending an MBSR course. 

The 8 week-course includes:

1 Orientation session

8 weekly sessions each 2/2,5 hours long 

1 all day retreat. 

The next MBSR course starts on the 14th of January 2020 at Sphere. 

We offer two options: a morning course and an evening course.

Silvia Vernaschi facilitates the course, having trained as a MBSR instructor with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University. 

Each course involves meeting weekly for 2.5 hours over 8 weeks, as well as an All-Day Retreat. As such, the course includes 9 sessions in total.

Each person needs to attend an Orientation Session and submit an Application form and a Personal Interview before being accepted on the course. The Orientation session gives a good introduction to mindfulness and the MBSR course.

For info and registration: silvia@silviavernaschi.com


Orientation Session
Tuesday 14th January 2020

MO: 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.

EV: 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


Weekly Sessions

MORNING: 9.30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

EVENING: 7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

on Tuesdays: 

28 January | 4, 11, 25 February | 

3, 10, 17, 24 March 2020

All-day Retreat

Sun 8th March, from 10.00 to 16.00


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