Upcoming MBSR Courses
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8-week Program
Wednesday evenings 5:00-7:00pm October 11 – December 6, 2017
Full Day retreat: Saturday November 26, 2017
Location: Helga Beer 202-1600 Bay Street, Victoria B.C.
Registration: please contact Patricia
Other upcoming Mindfulness Courses with Patricia 2017-2018
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Learn how to focus on the present moment with non-judgmental awareness in order to permanently change the way you handle stress.
The MBSR program was founded by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and has been taught at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Centre for Mindfulness since 1979. The program is an intensive 8-week training that asks participants to draw on their inner resources and natural capacity to actively engage in caring for themselves and finding greater balance, ease, and peace of mind.
This program has improved thousands of participants’ ability to live and cope with chronic pain, illness, stress related conditions, and the stresses of everyday life.
By learning to actively participate in the management of health and well being, many participants report they are better able to manage stress, fear, anger, anxiety, and depression both at home and in the workplace.
The MBSR 8-week program requires participants to commit to a regular mindfulness practice with the support of a well-researched and intentionally structured program. This highly participatory and supportive program will include:
- Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
- Gentle body-awareness practices, stretching and mindful yoga
- Teaching and discussion
- Daily assignments to enhance awareness and integrate mindfulness in everyday life (improving communication, relating to stressors, strengthening relationships)
- Home practice and resource materials