8-Week MBSR 18–109–13
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 the 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.
Orientation & Interview: October 16, 2018 | 10am – 1pm
Sessions 1-8: October 23 – December 11, 2018 | 10:30am – 1pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, December 1, 2018 | 10am – 4pm
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.
- 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
- A valid OHIP card is required for this program and must be brought to the Orientation & Interview session
- Review our Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies
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 Elaine Orsini (Registered Psychotherapist). Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.