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8-Week MBSR 17–109–03

Start: Thursday, March 30, 2017
At: The Centre for Mindfulness Studies, 180 Sudbury Street, Toronto, ON
Fee: $485 (as a charity, we do not charge HST)
Facilitator(s): Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Elaine Orsini BA ECE OTC

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.

Thursday Afternoons

Orientation & Interview + Session 1: March 30, 2017 | 12.00pm – 5:00pm
Sessions 2-8*: April 6 – May 25, 2017 | 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 10am – 4pm
* skips April 27th
while it is important for participants to attend all sessions, Session 4 on April 20th 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.

Insurance receipts may not be available for this program. If insurance receipts are available, they will be Psychotherapist (RP) receipts. Closer to the date we will provide an update on our website or you can contact us.

  • A valid OHIP card is required and must be brought to the orientation.
  • All participants must be free of substance misuse.