Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

MBSR is an intensive 8-week, once weekly, group program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and associates at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979. It is now an internationally acclaimed program with a growing body of research supporting its psycho-physiological benefits. 

It is also used as a standard in studies researching the benefits of Mindfulness, including (but not limited to) reduction of inflammation and stress, increase in immunity, and improvement of fertility. 

The curriculum is based on an emerging field of mind-body medicine and neuropsychology. Mindfulness actually rewires the brain and strengthens the neural pathways for resilience. It helps us to be less reactive to stressors, to manage and recover more quickly from stress, and to decrease the negative impacts of chronic stress on our bodies. 

Through practical training in mindfulness, cognitive behavioural and self-regulation skills, participants learn to cultivate a different relationship with stress and to develop skillful and healthy strategies in response to challenging situations. 

 

Program Structure

The program consists of:

  • an orientation
  • eight weekly (2½ hour) classes
  • a 6-hour Day of Mindfulness Retreat between weeks six and seven

 

For optimal benefit, this program requires participants to follow daily home practice assignments, designed to assist in the development of an effective, nourishing, and sustainable meditation practice.

 

Classes include presentations of information and experiential learning through:

  • a variety of guided meditation practices
  • mindful movement exercises (with optional modifications for safety)
  • discussion of the challenges, benefits, and strategies for developing a mindfulness practice in daily life

 

See All Upcoming Mindfulness Programs Below

1. Online Mindfulness for Primary & Secondary Infertility

Online MBSR for Primary Infertility

If you are someone who is currently struggling with primary infertility or pregnancy loss (trying to conceive your first child), join Dr. Alda Ngo for this online highly interactive Zoom based program.


WHEN

SUMMER PROGRAM
Mandatory Orientation:
Mon, Jun 28
6 – 830pm PT | 7-930 MT

8 Weekly classes:
Mondays, Jul 5 – Aug 23
6-830pm PT | 7-930 MT

Day of Mindfulness Retreat:
Sun, Aug 15
8am-12pm PT | 9am-1pm MT


WHO

This program is for those who are struggling with primary infertility (trying to conceive your first child).

We welcome new or long-time practitioners, single people or couples, as well as all genders and gender expressions.

Note: If you are struggling with secondary infertility (trying to conceive another child), please check back for fall program dates.


COST

By donation at the completion of our 8wks together.

During these uncertain times and with many experiencing significant financial strain, registration to this 24hr course is being offered by donation.

Register Here

Registration deadline is Jun 28, 2021

For more information go to: www.mindfulnessforfertility.com

2. Online Mindfulness for Pregnancy After Infertility and/or Miscarriage

Online MBSR for Pregnancy After Infertility and/or Pregnancy Loss

If you are someone who is currently pregnant after struggling with infertility and/or pregnancy loss, join Stephanie Curran for this online highly interactive Zoom based program.

If you have recently miscarried, we are so sorry for your loss. We would love to support you as you continue your fertility journey. Please register for one of our Mindfulness for Fertility programs instead:

WHEN
please check back for fall program dates


WHO

This program is for those who are currently pregnant after struggling with infertility and/or pregnancy loss.

We welcome new or long-time practitioners, single people or couples, as well as all genders and gender expressions.


COST

By donation at the completion of our 8wks together.

During these uncertain times and with many experiencing significant financial strain, registration to this 26hr course is being offered by donation.

For more information go to: www.mindfulnessforfertility.com

3. Online Mindfulness for General Well-Being

Join us for this spring’s 9-week program with seasoned Mindfulness Instructors, Hannah Marsh and Dr. Alda Ngo, who are both trained MBSR Facilitators with the Centre for Mindfulness Studies.

This will be a highly interactive web-based program using Zoom.


WHEN
Please check back for fall program dates.


WHO
This psycho-educational program is suitable for anyone looking for practical tools to deal with chronic stress and its negative impacts on the body as well as to improve their overall health and well-being.  

Please note:

  • Having a primary physician or therapist is required for registration in this program.
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  • If you have PTSD, suicidal ideation, untreated substance dependence or you have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, this may not be the program for you. Please consult with your physician or therapist, and contact us if you have any questions regarding the suitability of this program for you.


COST
By donation at the completion of our 8wks together.

During these uncertain times and with many experiencing significant financial strain, registration to this 24hr course is being offered by donation.

 

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