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1-Day Mindfulness Core Concepts 16–331–02

Start: Friday, August 5, 2016
At: The Centre for Mindfulness Studies, 180 Sudbury Street, Toronto, ON
Fee: $335 (as a charity, we do not charge HST)
Facilitator(s): Evan Collins MD FRCPC

Learn about the research and application of mindfulness. This is the first module of our MBSR Core Facilitation Certificate Program.

This one-day highly experiential workshop will introduce participants to the origins, principles and practices of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and other mindfulness-based interventions.  We will move between didactic and experiential sessions throughout the day. Participants will gain an understanding of the historical and scientific underpinnings of mindfulness and its application to stress and everyday life.

The morning session will consist of an orientation and overview of mindfulness concepts and origins, and experiential exercises working with the senses. The afternoon session will delve deeper into experiencing the body through simple practices, move into exploring thoughts and feelings, and end with a discussion of the applications of mindfulness to daily living and how to learn more about mindfulness.

Participants Will Learn
• Define mindfulness and give a description of its theoretical underpinnings.
• Train the attention to be more present-focused.
• Start to apply core mindfulness practices to everyday life and difficult situations.
• Review resources to learn more about MBSR and other mindfulness-based interventions.

Who Should Attend
This introductory course is suitable for those interested in the personal and professional applications of mindfulness, including healthcare providers, other professionals, and those wishing to teach MBSR or other mindfulness programs.

One-Day Course: Friday
August 5, 2016 | 9:30am – 4:30pm

Fee: $335
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