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
JAN 30 – MAR 27
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).
WINTER 2023 PROGRAM
WESTERN TIME ZONE
With Dr. Alda Ngo
8 Weekly classes:
Mondays, Jan 30 – Mar 27 | 7-930pm MT
Day of Mindfulness Retreat:
Sunday, Mar 12 | 930am-1230pm MT
$100 deposit to confirm your registration (non-refundable after course begins).
The remaining fee is paid at the completion of the 8-week program:
Sliding scale at the end of the program:
$150 (partial scholarship #1)
$250 (partial scholarship #2)
$375 (sustainable fee)
$450 (helps to support others utilizing scholarships)
Please pay to the highest amount you are able 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.
Registration deadline Jan 30, 2022
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