Stress Reduction Course
Based on the world-renowned teachings of Jon Kabat-Zinn, our curriculum focus on systematic and intensive training in mindfulness and mindful hatha yoga. The program is designed to teach program participants how to integrate and apply mindfulness in their everyday lives and to the range of challenges arising from medical and physiological conditions and life's stresses.
The primary aim of this course is to develop new ways of learning and being that can be used in all aspects of life, and reaches far beyond the completion of this program.
The program consists of an orientation session, eight weekly classes, and one-all day retreat. To fully benefit from this program, you must be willing to make a strong commitment to attend your regularly scheduled class. We understand that your time is valuable, but we ask that if you are unable to attend your regularly scheduled class, to make up the class by attending a different class that same week.
Through intensive training in a combination of mindfulness, cognitive behavioural and self-regulation skills, you will learn to mobilize your deep inner resources to facilitate learning, growth, healing, enhance self care, and make positive shifts in attitudes, behaviours and relationships.
The first step toward enrollment in the Stress Reduction Program is an Orientation Session - before the start of classes. These Orientation Sessions are free of charge and are required of all participants before beginning the program. During these sessions you will have the opportunity to:
Learn about the Stress Reduction Program and explore whether it is right for you
Meet our program instructors
Experience, first-hand, mindfulness methods and approaches you will be learning during the program
Confirm your place in the class that fits into your schedule and enroll in the program.
This day-long guided retreat will take place between weeks six and seven. The intensive nature of this session is intended to assist you in firmly and effectively establishing the use of MBSR skills across multiple situations in your life, while simultaneously preparing you to utilize these methods far beyond the conclusion of the program. Having established a daily mindfulness practice during the previous six weeks, you will be better prepared to benefit from this retreat. Don't forget to bring a lunch and any mats, cushions, blankets, or any other items to help in your practice.