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.
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 Infertility
MAY 2 – JUNE 30
Many people who are dealing with fertility challenges and/ or pregnancy loss can feel a wide range of complex emotions including anxiety, grief, guilt, failure & loss of control.
There are proven benefits for programs that support understanding & normalizing these difficult emotions associated with disruptions to the reproductive story.
This program is for those who are struggling with primary infertility (trying to conceive your first child).
SPRING 2022 PROGRAMS
WESTERN TIME ZONES
With Dr. Alda Ngo
Tuesday, April 19 | 7-730pm MT
Monday, May 2 | 630-930 MT
Mondays, May 9 – Jun 20 | 7-930pm MT
Sunday, Jun 5 | 9am-1pm MT
EASTERN TIME ZONES
With Stephanie Curran
Tuesday, April 19 | 6-630pm ET
Monday, May 2 | 6-9pm ET
Mondays, May 9 – Jun 13 | 6-830pm ET
Saturday, June 18 | 10am-12:30pm ET
Saturday, Jun 4 | 12-6pm ET
Payment plans with instalments and further scholarships are available to anyone in need, please contact us. All are welcome and no one will be turned away due to financial concerns.
Registration deadline Apr 19, 2022
For more information or to register go to: www.mindfulnessforfertility.com
2. Free Online Info Session: Spring Mindfulness For Fertility
TUESDAY, APRIL 19
7 – 7:30pm MDT
Join us for a FREE Online Info Session about
If you are dealing with challenging emotions because you are struggling to conceive or you are pregnant after struggling to create a healthy pregnancy, you are not alone.
It’s common to feel anxious, depressed, isolated, or out of control, and it has been well documented that people with reproductive challenges like infertility or pregnancy loss experience high levels of stress.
Studies have shown that a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) for Fertility can help decrease your emotional distress.
Mindfulness for Fertility programs are online, 8-week, evidence based, experiential programs following the famous Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) curriculum.
To register go to https://mindfulnessforfertility.com/
3. Introduction to Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals
Join trained Mindfulness Facilitators, Dr. Alda Ngo & Hannah Marsh for this live interactive online workshop.
Grounded in the evidence-based Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program and the work of Dr. Ronald Epstein, this workshop provides an introduction to mindfulness for healthcare professionals. We will explore through direct experience what mindfulness is and how you can incorporate it into aspects of your clinical practice to decrease occupational stress and enhance well-being.
Research shows that mindfulness training leads to better mood and emotional stability, decreased risk of burnout, and enhanced patient-care. In this workshop, we’ll discover firsthand the effects of mindfulness through guided mindfulness practices, reflective exercises, and group inquiry.
If you are also interested in offering mindfulness as a resource for your patients, the first and most important step is to practice mindfulness yourself. What you offer and teach others will draw from the foundation of your own practice. As we’ll discover together, the benefits of mindfulness come from embodied practice.
This 6-hour workshop is the perfect introductory, direct exploration of mindfulness to help you flourish both personally and professionally.
Sunday, January 30th
930am – 330pm MT
Registration deadline Jan 29th
Cancellations received prior to the registration deadline will be refunded minus a $40 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after that date.