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Mindfulness Based Symptom Management Program

At Pause for Perspective, we organize experiential workshops in Mindfulness. A variety of mindfulness practices for everyday life will be taught in the context of Mindfulness as a way of viewing the world. The Mindfulness program is called the Mindfulness Based Symptom Management. This is an 8-week/ 8 session + Retreat program in accessing Mindfulness in a secular and psychological context.                                              

At Pause for Perspective we are now offering our Mindfulness based symptom management program online via zoom sessions.

In this time of the Pandemic and global crisis we are all experiencing increased anxiety, isolation, trauma and uncertainty. Caring for ourselves now is more important than ever. 

 We have found that in these times, mindfulness has helped us ground with breath and body and bring openness and compassion to our internal and external experiences. The practice of Mindfulness helps cultivate moment to moment awareness of our Body, Emotions, Sensations and Thoughts using the breath as an anchor. This practice of returning to our breath and body, of slowing down allows for us to honour our body’s ways of responding in the face of the current crisis and find ways of being that are compassionate and in-line with our hopes.


Eight session MBSM plus Retreat. 

Every Saturday (10:00am to 12:00pm)

August 13th 2022
August 20th 2022
August 27th
September 3rd

Retreat : 4th September 2022 at 10:30am to 3:30pm

10th September 2022

17th September 2022

24th September 2022

1st October 2022

Where: Zoom & In Person

How much: Rs 9000/-  including classes, materials and our Mindfulness Journal called “My Mindful Moments” Journal ( free with this program and priced at Rs1500).

Certificate of Participation given by Pause for Perspective

For more details/ to register: Dm or call on 

+91 81068 64001

Who can attend: Anyone interested in practicing mindfulness in their everyday life, also open for people who experience stress, mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, care giver stress, pain,etc. The program is open for anyone in the helping field-Mental health professionals, doctors, social workers, life coaches, and others in the helping field. The program is also the first step in certification for Mental Health professionals who are interested in moving on to train in  Integrative Mindfulness Based Practices Training Program at Pause for Perspective.

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Listen to our Mindfulness Meditations

Watch videos on Mindfulness by our Trainers and Participants

Frequently Asked Questions

This is an experiential workshop in Mindfulness. A variety of mindfulness practices for everyday life will be taught in the context of Mindfulness as a way of viewing the world.

Often complex reactions seem to arise from innocent events or comments. We wonder how  and  why  seemingly ordinary, everyday things can derail us so easily.

Recognizing when we are on auto-­‐pilot, we learn skillful ways to detect the early signals that are found in our Body, Emotions, Sensations, and Thinking.

Mindfulness is a way of taking a more engaged stance in our relationship with our loved ones, our environment and ourselves. It promotes awareness of the changes arising in us, giving us the time to assess, accept, and encourage healthy ways of being. It is not a formula for happiness, however, through the Breath, it is a way of directing our

  • Body
  • Emotions
  • Sensations and
  • Thinking

onto a path that fosters calm and ease in the face of our challenges.

  • Session 1 : Autopilot and cruising
  • Session 2 : Dealing with obstacles
  • Session 3 : Body awareness
  • Session 4 : Emotion awareness
  • Session 5 : Sensation signals
  • Session 6 : Thoughts & stress triggers
  • Session 7 : Taking care of myself
  • Session 8 : Weaving the threads

The MBSM 8-week program is developed by the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic. Aarathi Selvan is a trained MBSM teacher.

The Mindfulness programs created at the OMC, Canada are designed for individuals experiencing stress related to life events (relationships, work, family, depression, anxiety, loss, etc.). It is an 8-week Mindfulness  program (2 hours each class) with an all-day session after the fourth class. The MBSM is curriculum-based program in cultivating mindfulness skills through themes of body awareness; understanding how our perceptions of ourselves, others and the world feed into our pleasant and unpleasant experiences; cultivating tolerance of distress and examining stress and stressors; transforming reactivity into respons-ability; and, cultivating self-compassion. For more information on the program go to OMC’s website   The Mindfulness program is delivered in India at Pause for Perspective.

Yes, If you do not want to wait for the next 8 week program that is held in a group setting or would like to do the program individually with one of our trained MBSM teachers please contact us.

Yes! you can trained in becoming a trained MBSM teacher. Check out our long term training program here

Some positions are reserved for full scholarships which are available for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Castes (OBC), Nomadic Tribes (NT), Denotified Tribes (DNT), Indigenous and Disabled participants and those from low income families. If you would like to be considered for the scholarship, please email us at aarathi.selvan@gmail.com during the application process.

Mindfulness Articles

Other Resources on Mindfulness

Here is a very lucid  video where Dr Carlson talks about mindfulness, the benefits and how to incorporate it in our everyday life that helps you understand the 8-week program better.

Diana Winston talks about what Mindfulness is and also talks about research on the benefits of Mindfulness




Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat talks about how Mindfulness redefines pain, happiness and satisfaction in this well articulated talk.

Meditation is one of the most important practices of Mindfulness. Andy Puddicombe in this TED Talk tells us about what we can really expect with Mindfulness Meditation. Mindfulness meditation is an important part of the 8-week program.


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