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8-Week MBSR 17–109–05

Start: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
At: The Centre for Mindfulness Studies, 180 Sudbury Street, Toronto, ON
Fee: $520 (as a charity, we do not charge HST)
Facilitator(s): Joanna Jarecki MD & Melissa Nigrini M.Ed

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.

Wednesday Evenings
Orientation & Interview: May 24, 2017 | 6pm – 9pm NEW REGISTRANTS will be emailed to set up a time for their one-on-one interview before Session 1 on May 31st.
Sessions 1-8: May 31 – July 19, 2017 | 6:30pm – 9pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, July 8, 2017 | 10am – 4pm
NOTE: while it is important for participants to attend all sessions, Session 4 on June 21st is particularly important – if you are unable to attend this session, you should register for a different program offering

Fee: $520 (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 will not be available for this program. If an insurance receipt is required, please see our programs starting on other dates, as the availability of insurance receipts depends on the particular faculty for each group.

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