S.T.O.P.: An MBSR Practice for Developing Awareness
At the core of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is the relief of suffering. Suffering and feelings of dissatisfaction with life is universal, but each person experiences it uniquely.
One of the things we practice in MBSR is becoming aware of the triggers of dissatisfaction and suffering. A wonderful way to maintain a greater sense of well-being is the ability to notice when things get a little off kilter and we start to experience unhappiness. It is in this moment that we can use the method of S.T.O.P. to allow ourselves to listen with open hearts and minds and commit to being freer and happier.