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8-Week MBSR in GUELPH 17–109–12

Start: Monday, October 16, 2017
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Fee: $520 (as a charity, we do not charge HST)
Facilitator(s): Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)

Please note that the orientation for this program was held on October 16th. New registrants will be asked to participate in an intake interview before Session 1 on October 23rd.

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. And please note that, in order to receive an insurance receipt, you must attend a minimum of six sessions.

Monday Evenings
Orientation & Interview: October 16, 2017 | 6pm – 9pm (new registrants will be contacted to schedule an interview before Session 1)
Sessions 1-8: October 23 – December 11, 2017 | 6:30pm – 9pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, December 3, 2017
NOTE: While it is important for participants to attend all sessions, Session 4 on November 13th is particularly important – if you are unable to attend this session, you should register for a different program offering

Chancellors Way Medical Arts Centre
The Studio Room, 175 Chancellors Way (Suite 102) with The CareWell Health Group
Research Park North
University of Guelph, Main Campus
Guelph, ON N1G 0E9

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.
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

  • All participants must be free of substance misuse.

Insurance Coverage
If you have third-party insurance, it may cover all or part of the cost of a therapeutic course. It is your responsibility to contact your insurance provider to confirm what health professions your plan covers and to verify that this coverage includes the types of therapies in question. For complete information regarding third-party insurance coverage, please click here.

Upon request, an insurance receipt for this program will be provided on behalf of Blakie Sahay (Occupational Therapist). Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.