What is MBSR?: The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) is an 8 week researched based program to help people better respond to stress, anxiety and pain. Measurable outcomes include: reduced stress, better sleep, lower blood pressure and fewer ‘worries’. The MBSR program is being taught in over 700 medical centres across North America.
Participants will learn:
MBSR is not about stopping your thoughts or reaching an ‘Altered State” of Zen. It’s about increasing your ability to sit with stressful situations without being swept away into negative habitual behaviours such as emotional outbursts, worrying, emotional eating, sleeplessness etc…This program is designed to increase your present moment awareness. Present moment awareness allows you to slow down and choose your response to stress instead of simply reacting. Think of it as brain training to become more aware of these unconscious habits and give you the power to choose your moment to moment experiences. You can’t control what happens to you in life… but with mindfulness, you can control how you respond to it.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone looking to learn strategies to better deal with stress with the goal of increasing their overall health and well being.
Dates/Times: Wednesday’s 9-11:30am
Wed April 29th: Free Introduction 9-10:30am
Week 1: May 6th
Week 2: May 13
Week 3: May 20
Week 4: May 27
Week 5: June 3
Week 6: June 10
Silent Retreat: Sunday June 14 10am-4pm
Week 7: June 17
Week 8: June 24
Location: Live ONLINE using the Zoom Platform
Fees: Program Fee: $499+HST. 30% off in response to CoVid19 ($349 +HST)
Free Introduction: April 29th is the official introduction to the program for all registrants. It is also open to anyone interested to learn more about MBSR. If you would like to come to the free introduction before committing to the 8 week program, please make note in the registration form below.
Please review the dates and times closely. We ask for a full commitment to all sessions wherever possible. In addition, the Silent Retreat is integral to the program. If you are not able to attend this date – we may be able to recommend other silent retreats you can substitute.
Note: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this program but are unable to participate due to finances or scheduling. We offer scholarships and non-profit pricing. Check your benefits to see if you have coverage for Registered Dietitian.
Please fill out below to register. We will be in touch with more details.
Heidi Smith, BSc, RD. Registered Dietitian and Mindfulness
Heidi is one of the co-founders of Vitality at Work. She has been consulting for individuals and organizations for over 20 years. Heidi provides a unique perspective by combing her expertise on nutrition and exercise with her passion for mindfulness, body awareness, self-compassion and creativity. Heidi completed her MBSR Teacher Training through the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto.
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