Secular Mediation-Based Ethics of Responsibility (MBER) Program

Wise Intentions, Consciousness and Reflexivities

Secular Mediation-Based Ethics of Responsibility (MBER) Program

Hélène Hagège, Institut national supérieur du professorat et de l’éducation in Limoges, France

ISBN : 9781786303813

Publication Date : November 2022

Hardcover 284 pp

165.00 USD



An ethical solution to the current health, ecological and financial problems we face is to mobilize our responsibility by overcoming our duality with the environment. It calls for changes in attitudes and behaviors that are not self-evident and can be facilitated by specific learning. Mindfulness-based interventions (MBI) are increasingly used in professional settings, particularly in therapy, because their effectiveness in terms of change is increasingly supported by scientific evidence.

This book presents a detailed program aimed at developing an ethics of responsibility known as Mindfulness- or Meditation-Based Ethics of Responsibility (MBER). It combines theoretical explanations, exercises and secular meditations to propose (rather than impose) ethical guidelines, accompanying participants in identifying their own ethical values, acting in accordance with them, while weakening their dual functionings.


1. Session 1: Ethics and Meditation, Living in the Present Moment in Coherence with Our Values.
2. Session 2: Reducing Stress to Consciously Develop Responsibility.
3. Session 3: From Dual Functioning to Wisdom, to Live Happily and Ethically.
4. Session 4: Changing Our Relationship to Thoughts and Expanding Our Consciousness.
5. Session 5: Changing Our Relationship with Emotions to Develop Responsibility.
6. Session 6: Welcoming Ourselves with Kindness, So That We Can Do the Same with Others and Develop Joy, Authenticity and Creativity.
7. Day of Silent Retreat: Taking Care of Ourselves in Order to Take Care of Others and the Non-human Environment.

About the authors/editors

Hélène Hagège is a professor of education and training at the Institut national supérieur du professorat et de l’éducation in Limoges, France.