Orientation & Interview: Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thursday Evenings: October 17, 2019 — December 19, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM (No Classes October 31st and December 12th )
Silent Retreat: Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 9:45 AM – 4:00 PM
Note: While it is important for participants to attend all nine sessions, Session 4 on November 14th is mandatory. If you are unable to attend this session, please consider another program offering.
Who Should Attend
MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) is designed for anyone suffering from chronic (ongoing) stress, illness, or pain, who wishes to increase their overall health and well-being through the cultivation of a daily mindfulness practice. MBSR has proven beneficial to individuals experiencing the following issues:
Stress relating to work, finances, family, and relationships
Anxiety and panic attacks
Living on auto-pilot
The MBSR 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 also expected to attend the day-long silent retreat.
Each class is comprised of mindful practices, some didactic instruction, and group discussion. Above all, emphasis is placed on developing an individual mindful practice that is both formal and informal, and that will serve as a strong foundation for practitioners beyond the course.
Mindfulness practices include, but are not limited to: sitting meditations, body scans, mindful movement and gentle hatha yoga, and mindful eating.
Fee: $475 (+HST)
EARLY BIRD PRICING: Save $50 when you register on or before Sunday, October 5th