8-Week MBSR 17–109–02
Learn practical ways to manage stress
What is MBSR?
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is for individuals experiencing stress resulting from chronic physical and psychological conditions.
This 8-week psycho-educational group program helps develop capacity for greater calm and teaches practical skills to manage stress. The majority of MBSR program participants report lasting decreases in psychological and physical symptoms exacerbated by chronic stress.
Research has demonstrated improved behavioural outcomes including better sleep, lower blood pressure, and fewer worries.
Participants Will Learn
How to develop a different relationship to stress resulting from chronic physical and psychological conditions.
Who Should Attend
Individuals suffering from chronic stress, illness and pain, who wish to increase their overall health and wellbeing. See guidelines on whether MBSR or MBCT is right for you.
A commitment to attendance and home practice activities is required. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend the day-long silent retreat. If you are not able to attend the scheduled Session 4, or if you would have to miss more than two sessions in total, we recommend that you register for an MBSR program starting on a different date.
Orientation & Interview: February 18, 2017 | 10:00am – 1:00pm
NEW REGISTRANTS will be emailed to set up a time for their one-on-one interview before Session 1 on February 25.
Sessions 1-8*: February 25 – April 22, 2017 | 10:00am – 12:30pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, April 2, 2017| 10:00am – 4:00pm
* Program skips April 15th
NOTE: while it is important for participants to attend all sessions, Session 4 on March 18th is particularly important – if you are unable to attend this session, you should register for a different program offering
Fee: $485 (includes handouts and guided meditation download or CD)
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.
Upon request, an insurance receipt will be provided on behalf of Elaine Smookler (Psychotherapist). Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.
- A valid OHIP card is required and must be brought to the orientation.
- All participants must be free of substance misuse.
- If you have third-party insurance, it may cover all or part of the cost of a therapeutic course. We recommend that you contact your insurance provider to confirm what health professions your plan covers (e.g. Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Naturopath) and that this coverage includes the types of therapies in question (sometimes there are restrictions on the particular services covered by a given health profession). Please check the profession of the non-physician faculty for this program (see above), and confirm that profession is covered by your insurance and that the program is not an excluded service for that profession. Insurance receipts will be issued during the final session of the program.