Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Conscious Discipline Info Session

What is Conscious Discipline?

Created by Dr. Becky Bailey, internationally renowned expert in child developmental psychology, Conscious Discipline® is an evidence-based discipline approach built on the premise of developing discipline within children rather than applying discipline to them. Conscious Discipline integrates social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation so that educators and parents can spend less time policing behaviors and more time teaching vital life skills.

Conscious Discipline helps children progress from physical or verbal aggression to calm self-regulation, freeing them to make better choices and empathize with others. Both adults and children will learn how to focus on developing impulse control internally and to discover new ways to connect with others.

Attend this free information session and learn more about this valuable program and about our exciting Conscious Discipline Introductory Series being offered in Winter 2019.

This session is offered by Cherryl Fredette of Applied Behaviour Solutions, a Child Behaviour Specialist with over 20 years experience, and will take place at Forest City Mindfulness.

This is a free session, but registration is required as space is limited to 15 participants. Visit www.appliedbehavioursolutions.com to register.  

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Oct
30
to Dec 18

8-Week MBSR Program

Timing

Orientation & Interview: October 23, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Tuesday Mornings: October 30 – December 18, 2018 | 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Silent Retreat: Saturday, December 8, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Course Description

MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) is an 8-week psychoeducational group program that helps individuals increase their capacity for greater calm through the development of practical skills. Participants will learn to cultivate a different relationship to stress, as it relates to existing chronic physical and psychological conditions. MBSR is delivered in a highly experiential workshop format that combines the teaching of foundations with guided mindfulness practices and mindful movement exercises. Such exercises will also include options to modify movements and poses for safety and comfort.

Who Should Attend

Individuals suffering from chronic stress, illness or pain, who wish to increase their overall health and well-being. See guidelines on whether MBSR is right for you.

Format

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program consists of eight 2.5-hour weekly sessions and a full-day silent retreat. Prior to the start of the course, there is a mandatory orientation session. This is an opportunity for participants to determine their suitability for undertaking the program. A commitment to attendance and home practice activities is required. Participants are expected to attend the day-long silent retreat.

Note: While it is important for participants to attend all nine sessions, Session 4 on November 20th is particularly important – if you are unable to attend this session, you should consider registering for a different program offering.

Fee: $500 (+HST) ***SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY RATE $250 (+HST)***

Cancellation Policy

You must provide a minimum of 5 business days’ notice prior to the program’s start date to receive the full tuition less a $50 fee. If you provide less than 5 business days’ notice prior to the start date of a program, no refund will be issued. Once the program has begun no refunds will be issued.

Note: If a class you are interested in is full, please refer to other upcoming classes. We are adding classes all the time as demand increases.

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Oct
30
to Dec 18

8-Week MBSR Program

Timing

Orientation & Interview: October 23, 2018 | 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday Evenings: October 30 – December 18, 2018 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Silent Retreat: Saturday, December 8, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Course Description

MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) is an 8-week psychoeducational group program that helps individuals increase their capacity for greater calm through the development of practical skills. Participants will learn to cultivate a different relationship to stress, as it relates to existing chronic physical and psychological conditions. MBSR is delivered in a highly experiential workshop format that combines the teaching of foundations with guided mindfulness practices and mindful movement exercises. Such exercises will also include options to modify movements and poses for safety and comfort.

Who Should Attend

Individuals suffering from chronic stress, illness or pain, who wish to increase their overall health and well-being. See guidelines on whether MBSR is right for you.

Format

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program consists of eight 2.5-hour weekly sessions and a full-day silent retreat. Prior to the start of the course, there is a mandatory orientation session. This is an opportunity for participants to determine their suitability for undertaking the program. A commitment to attendance and home practice activities is required. Participants are expected to attend the day-long silent retreat.

Note: While it is important for participants to attend all nine sessions, Session 4 on November 20th is particularly important – if you are unable to attend this session, you should consider registering for a different program offering.

Fee: $500 (+HST) ***SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY RATE $250 (+HST)***

Cancellation Policy

You must provide a minimum of 5 business days’ notice prior to the program’s start date to receive the full tuition less a $50 fee. If you provide less than 5 business days’ notice prior to the start date of a program, no refund will be issued. Once the program has begun no refunds will be issued.

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Nov
1
to Dec 20

smartEducation

Timing

Thursday Evenings: November 1, 2018 — December 20, 2018 5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

Silent Half-Day Retreat: Saturday, December 15th 10:00 AM — 2:00 PM

Who Should Attend

Education professionals including teachers, educational assistants, child and youth workers, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, audiologists and speech-language pathologists, physiotherapists, student support staff as well as administrators and office staff. The program is also suitable for healthcare professionals who work with children and teens. Previous experience with mindfulness is not required.

Learning Outcomes

  • Manage stress through a greater understanding and control of emotions

  • Employ self-care techniques to cultivate personal and professional resilience

  • Create effective strategies for relating to challenging situations

  • Enhance concentration and executive function (planning, decision-making, and impulse control)

  • Revitalize purpose, personally and professionally

  • Improve your overall mental and physical health

  • Promote happiness through healthy habits of the mind

Course Format

This 20-hour program is delivered in a workshop setting, consisting of eight 2-hour sessions, a 4-hour silent retreat, and requires home practice. Classes are limited to 12 participants.

Certificate of Completion

Successful participants receive a certificate of completion from 
UBC Faculty of Education.

Fee: $350

Note: When you click on “register” you will be taken to Mindfulness Everyday’s website. Because of this organization’s charitable status, no HST is charged. 


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Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Conscious Discipline Info Session

What is Conscious Discipline?

Created by Dr. Becky Bailey, internationally renowned expert in child developmental psychology, Conscious Discipline® is an evidence-based discipline approach built on the premise of developing discipline within children rather than applying discipline to them. Conscious Discipline integrates social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation so that educators and parents can spend less time policing behaviors and more time teaching vital life skills.

Conscious Discipline helps children progress from physical or verbal aggression to calm self-regulation, freeing them to make better choices and empathize with others. Both adults and children will learn how to focus on developing impulse control internally and to discover new ways to connect with others.

Attend this free information session and learn more about this valuable program and about our exciting Conscious Discipline Introductory Series being offered in Winter 2019.

This session is offered by Cherryl Fredette of Applied Behaviour Solutions, a Child Behaviour Specialist with over 20 years experience, and will take place at Forest City Mindfulness.

This is a free session, but registration is required as space is limited to 15 participants. Visit www.appliedbehavioursolutions.com to register.  


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Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

All-Day Silent Retreat

Description

Enjoy a restorative day of mindfulness with activities that include: various guided practices, gentle movement, mindful eating and walking, followed by a thoughtful sharing period as the session closes. Participants remain silent throughout most of the day. No previous mindfulness experience is required, however, some people may initially find the extended period of silence daunting. This is quite common, though the majority of people report thoroughly enjoying the experience afterward. Note: Mindful movement exercises will include options to modify movements and poses for safety and comfort.

Who Should Attend

Anyone looking to experience a quiet day of self-care and present moment-awareness. Great as an introductory taste of mindfulness, for recharging batteries, unplugging from technology, or as a gift you can share with someone in need of break.

What to Bring

Wear comfortable clothing in layers, and bring slippers or socks, as no outdoor shoes are permitted in the studio. All necessary equipment is provided: yoga mats, meditation cushions, blankets, etc. We will be practicing mindful eating, so please bring an allergy-free lunch along with a water bottle to keep hydrated throughout the day. Please note that the use of cell phones/tablets and other devices will not be permitted during the session. All devices must be turned off and participants are asked to refrain from checking messages during the break periods.

Format

The retreat begins promptly at 10:00 AM, and participants are asked to arrive in silence as the session begins. All registration must be completed prior to the day of the session.

Lunch will be eaten in silence together as we are introduced to the practice of mindful eating.

Silence ends at 3:30 PM, when participants are invited to share their experience of the day in a closing ceremony.

Fee: $125 (+HST)

Cancellation Policy

You must provide a minimum of 5 business days’ notice prior to the day of the retreat to receive the full fee less a $25 charge. If you provide less than 5 business days’ notice prior to the start date of the retreat, no refund will be issued. Once the program has begun no refunds will be issued.

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Jan
17
to Mar 7

8-Week MBSR Program

Timing

Orientation & Interview: Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Thursday Evenings: January 17, 2018 — March 7, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Silent Retreat: Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Who Should Attend

Individuals suffering from chronic stress, illness or pain, who wish to increase their overall health and well-being. See guidelines on whether MBSR is right for you.

Format

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program consists of eight 2.5-hour weekly sessions and a full-day silent retreat. Prior to the start of the course, there is a mandatory orientation session. This is an opportunity for participants to determine their suitability for undertaking the program. A commitment to attendance and home practice activities is required. Participants are expected to attend the day-long silent retreat.

Note: While it is important for participants to attend all nine sessions, Session 4 on February 7th is particularly important – if you are unable to attend this session, you should register for a different program offering.

Fee: $500 (+HST)

Cancellation Policy

You must provide a minimum of 5 business days’ notice prior to the program’s start date to receive the full tuition less a $50 fee. If you provide less than 5 business days’ notice prior to the start date of a program, no refund will be issued. Once the program has begun no refunds will be issued.



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Jan
22
to Mar 12

smartEveryday

Timing

Tuesday Evenings: January 22, 2019 — March 12, 2019 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

Silent Half-Day Retreat: Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:00 AM — 2:00 PM

Who Should Attend

Anyone wishing to manage stress through a greater understanding and control of emotions, and improve overall mental and physical health. Participants will learn how to employ self-care techniques to cultivate personal and professional resilience as well as strategies for relating to challenging situations. Outcomes include revitalized personal and professional purpose, enhanced concentration and executive function (planning, decision-making and impulse control). Previous experience with mindfulness is not required.

Course Format

This 20-hour program is delivered in a workshop setting, consisting of eight 2-hour sessions, a 4-hour silent retreat, and requires home practice. Classes are limited to 12 participants.

Certificate of Completion

Successful participants receive a certificate of completion from 
UBC Faculty of Education. ASK ABOUT THIS

$400.00



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Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

All-Day Silent Retreat

Description

Enjoy a restorative day of mindfulness with activities that include: various guided practices, gentle movement, mindful eating and walking, followed by a thoughtful sharing period as the session closes. Participants remain silent throughout most of the day. No previous mindfulness experience is required, however, some people may initially find the extended period of silence daunting. This is quite common, though the majority of people report thoroughly enjoying the experience afterward. Note: Mindful movement exercises will include options to modify movements and poses for safety and comfort.

Who Should Attend

Anyone looking to experience a quiet day of self-care and present moment-awareness. Great as an introductory taste of mindfulness, for recharging batteries, unplugging from technology, or as a gift you can share with someone in need of break. Enjoy this special Valentine’s edition with a loved one or partner and learn how presence can enhance our relationship with ourselves and others.

What to Bring

Wear comfortable clothing in layers, and bring slippers or socks, as no outdoor shoes are permitted in the studio. All necessary equipment is provided: yoga mats, meditation cushions, blankets, etc. We will be practicing mindful eating, so please bring an allergy-free lunch along with a water bottle to keep hydrated throughout the day. Please note that the use of cell phones/tablets and other devices will not be permitted during the session. All devices must be turned off and participants are asked to refrain from checking messages during the break periods.

Format

The retreat begins promptly at 10:00 AM, and participants are asked to arrive in silence as the session begins. All registration must be completed prior to the day of the session.

Lunch will be eaten in silence together as we are introduced to the practice of mindful eating.

Silence ends at 3:30 PM, when participants are invited to share their experience of the day in a closing ceremony.

Fee: $125 (+HST)

Cancellation Policy

You must provide a minimum of 5 business days’ notice prior to the day of the retreat to receive the full fee less a $25 charge. If you provide less than 5 business days’ notice prior to the start date of the retreat, no refund will be issued. Once the program has begun no refunds will be issued.

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