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

WINTER 2022 PROGRAMS

MONDAYS, JAN 24 – MAR 14, 2022

WESTERN TIME ZONES
With Dr. Alda Ngo
Mandatory Orientation:
Mon, Jan 17
7-930pm MT
8 Weekly classes:
Mondays, Jan 24 – Mar 14
7-930pm MT
Day of Mindfulness Retreat:
Sat, Mar 5
10am-4pm MT
Registration deadline Jan 17, 2022
Register Here

 

EASTERN TIME ZONES
With Stephanie Curran
Mandatory Orientation:
Mon, Jan 17
6-830 ET
8 Weekly classes:
Mondays, Jan 24 – Mar 14
6-830pm ET
Day of Mindfulness Retreat:
Sat, Mar 5
12-6pm ET
Registration deadline Jan 17, 2022
Register Here

FALL 2021 (REGISTRATION CLOSED)
with Stephanie Curran
SEP 30 – DEC 2
Mandatory Orientation:
Thurs, Sep 30
6 – 830pm PT | 7-930 MT
8 Weekly classes:
Thursdays, Oct 7 – Dec 2 (No class Oct 28)
6-830pm PT | 7-930 MT
Day of Mindfulness Retreat:
Sun, Nov 14
9am-3pm PT | 10am-4pm MT
Registration deadline Sep 30, 2021


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
Sliding scale at end of program: 
$150 
(partial scholarship #1)
$250
(partial scholarship #2)
$375 (sustainable fee)
$450 (helps to support others utilizing scholarships)

$100 deposit to confirm registration (non-refundable after the course begins).

The remaining fee is paid at the completion of the 8 week program.
Please pay the highest amount available to you, to help support the sustainability of this 26 hour offering.

*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.

Register Here

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 upcoming 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. 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.

WHEN
Sunday, January 30th
930am – 330pm MT

Registration deadline Jan 29th

Contact us for more info

Cancellations received prior to the registration deadline will be refunded minus a $40 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after that date.

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