Online MBCT/MBSR Lesson 2:
The Relationship Between Thoughts, Feelings, Body Sensations and Behaviour

Theme of MBCT/MBSR Lesson 2

The thoughts, feelings, sensations and behaviour connection: There's an important relationship between four aspects of our experience: our thoughts, our feelings and emotions, our body sensations, and our actions and behavior. In this session, we'll focus on using mindfulness to help you become more aware of these interrelationships. In future sessions, we'll use this awareness to help you better manage each of these aspects of your experience.

 

Agenda forMBCT/MBSR Lesson 2

 
  1. The Body Scan Mindfulness Meditation
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  3. Home Practice Review
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    Break
     
  5. The Relationship Between Thoughts, Feelings, Body Sensations, and Behaviour
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  7. Mindfulness of Pleasant Experiences Calendar
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    Break (best place to stop if not completing the whole session at once)
     
  9. Mindfulness of Breath
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  11. Home Practice
 

Preparation for MBCT/MBSR Lesson 2

Worksheets: You can download or print off the worksheets we'll be using this session in advance using the links below:

Body Scan Mindfulness Meditation Worksheet PDF or Word
Thoughts, Feelings, Body Sensations and Behaviour Worksheet PDF or Word
Mindfulness of the Breath Meditation Worksheet PDF or Word
All Lesson 2 Worksheets in a single file PDF or Word
 

Links for the worksheets are also included at the relevant part of each lesson, so you'll be able to download or open them then if you prefer.

Audio Files: All of the audio files we use throughout the program are embedded for playback at the relevant part of each lesson. You can also download them in advance below. We'll be using the following audio files during this session:

Other Materials:

  • A notebook for any notes you may wish to make
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  • For the Body Scan mindfulness meditation, you'll need a place where you can lie comfortably on your back, preferably on the floor (perhaps on a mat or blanket), along with a pillow to support your head, and another pillow or rolled-up towel for underneath your knees
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  • For the Mindfulness of Breath meditation, you'll need a place to sit:
    • cross-legged on the floor, perhaps on a cushion; or
    • on a firm chair with no armrests (such as a kitchen or dining room chair) where you can sit with your feet flat on the floor and your back not resting on the back of the chair