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8-Week MBSR in Guelph 18–109–06

Start: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
At: Guelph, Ontario
Fee: $485 (as a charity, we do not charge HST)
Facilitator(s): Andrea Alvarez MD & Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)

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 well-being. 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.

Timing
Wednesday Evenings
Orientation & Interview + Session 1: July 4, 2018 | 5pm – 9pm  Please be available for the full 4 hours
Sessions 2-8: July 11 – August 22, 2018 | 6:30pm – 9pm
NOTE: 
while it is important for participants to attend all sessions, Session 4 on July 25th is particularly important – if you are unable to attend this session, you should register for a different program offering

Fee: $485 

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.