You can’t fight the waves, but you can learn how to surf. - Jon Kabat-Zinn
The eight-week workshop includes:
There will also be discussion around stress physiology; stress reactivity; resistance; how mindfulness changes our relationship to our thoughts, emotions, pain, and perceptions; mindfulness versus autopilot; mind–body connection, mindful communication and more.
MBSR is an intensive eight-week training program that includes weekly meetings lasting 2.5 hours. It also includes one all-day retreat, usually in the sixth week, on a Saturday or Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants are also asked to practice mindfulness meditation and/or mindful movement for 30 to 45 minutes a day using the provided instructional audio recordings. This format helps participants integrate mindfulness into daily life and makes the practice their own.
There are also a limited number of scholarship spots available to help to avoid turning away anyone who is genuinely interested and motivated to participate in MBSR if cost is the only obstacle preventing them from participating. There are limited scholarship spots available in each class. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
MBSR graduates can attend any day-long retreat at no cost. There is also an opportunity at each retreat for alumni to donate to the above scholarship fund.
Payment may be made by credit card, cheque, or by Interac e-transfer.
A 100% refund will be issued for cancellation requests received up to one week before the start of class.
A 100% refund (minus a $30 processing fee) will be issued for cancellation requests received after the first class. No refunds will be issued after that time.
Wednesdays — 6:00-8:30 p.m. from March 29 (orientation) to May 24
All-Day Retreat – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 7
Wednesdays — 6:00-8:30 p.m. from October 11 (orientation) to December 6
All-Day Retreat – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 26
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