Mindfulness Training for Health and Wellbeing

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MBSR 2016

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week education and training program designed to cultivate a capacity for mindfulness to cope more effectively with short and long-term stressful challenges.  The program was developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness in 1979.

MBSR includes 8 weekly sessions of 2.5 hours each, in addition to a 6-hour retreat.  Prior to registering, participants should plan to attend every session and practice mindfulness at least 30 minutes per day through out the program.  However, it is quite normal to have to miss one or two classes.

There is a 2.5 hour Orientation to the MBSR program that each person is asked to attend.  The purpose of this program is to help ensure that the MBSR program is a good fit for your needs.  There is no charge for this session.  

In Sept 2017, the orientation will be offered on:

  • Saturday, Sept 9 from 9:30 am to Noon
  • Wednesday, Sept 13 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, Sept 16 from 9:30 am to Noon
  • Wednesday, Sept 20 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Please let Doug know by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  which orientation you will attend.

No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend MBSR. 

Some recent testimonials

"Doug's programs have been absolutely life-changing for me.  I'm able to approach life's challenges with a calmer, clearer mind, and have been infused with increased confidence and creativity.  I guess the word I would use to describe how I feel is "vitality".  I feel less overwhelmed by stressful situations as I had been in the past with daily practice.  I am less reactive, and have even noticed an improvement in digestive issues I had been plagued with in the past.  Doug's courses, MBSR and Mindful Self Compassion, have both been gifts that I will be forever grateful for.  Doug is an excellent facilitator, sharing his personal experiences and creating a safe environment."  - Denise L

If you're stuck, in a slump, looking for a change, or simply want to take time to do something for yourself take this course!  I promise that if you dedicate yourself to attending the classes and doing the work on your own at home it will change your life. Not in the dramatic, fireworks kind of way you see in the movies, but in a much more subtle, realistic way that's no less dramatic.  Doug is the real deal when it comes to experiences teachers who walk the walk. Thanks for a fantastic experience.
Kim McNeil, B.Sc., CYI

"I found the MBSR program offered by Practical Wellbeing very beneficial, both professionally as a therapist and personally. I highly recommend it! - Donna

Please click on the details button for more detalied information and description.

Investment: $375 plus GST.  

Some scholarships available depending upon financial need

Event Date September 30, 2017 9:30 am
Event End Date November 25, 2017 12:00 pm
Individual Price $375.00

MBSR 2016

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week education and training program designed to cultivate a capacity for mindfulness to cope more effectively with short and long-term stressful challenges.  The program was developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness in 1979.

MBSR includes 8 weekly sessions of 2.5 hours each, in addition to a 6-hour retreat.  Prior to registering, participants should plan to attend every session and practice mindfulness at least 30 minutes per day through out the program.  However, it is quite normal to have to miss one or two classes.

There is a 2.5 hour Orientation to the MBSR program that each person is asked to attend.  The purpose of this program is to help ensure that the MBSR program is a good fit for your needs.  There is no charge for this session.  

In Sept 2017, the orientation will be offered on:

  • Saturday, Sept 9 from 9:30 am to Noon
  • Wednesday, Sept 13 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, Sept 16 from 9:30 am to Noon
  • Wednesday, Sept 20 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Please let Doug know by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  which orientation you will attend.

No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend MBSR.  

Some Recent Testimonials

Doug's programs have been absolutely life-changing for me.  I'm able to approach life's challenges with a calmer, clearer mind, and have been infused with increased confidence and creativity.  I guess the word I would use to describe how I feel is "vitality".  I feel less overwhelmed by stressful situations as I had been in the past with daily practice.  I am less reactive, and have even noticed an improvement in digestive issues I had been plagued with in the past.  Doug's courses, MBSR and Mindful Self Compassion, have both been gifts that I will be forever grateful for.  Doug is an excellent facilitator, sharing his personal experiences and creating a safe environment. - Denise L

If you're stuck, in a slump, looking for a change, or simply want to take time to do something for yourself take this course!  I promise that if you dedicate yourself to attending the classes and doing the work on your own at home it will change your life. Not in the dramatic, fireworks kind of way you see in the movies, but in a much more subtle, realistic way that's no less dramatic.  Doug is the real deal when it comes to experiences teachers who walk the walk. Thanks for a fantastic experience.
Kim McNeil, B.Sc., CYI

 I found the MBSR program offered by Practical Wellbeing very beneficial, both professionally as a therapist and personally. I highly recommend it! - Donna

Please click on the details button for more detalied information and description.

Investment: $375 plus GST.  

Some scholarships available depending upon financial need

Event Date October 03, 2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date November 21, 2017 9:00 pm
Individual Price $375.00

MBSR3HrIntro

Are you searching for ways to improve your health and wellbeing?  Many people are living very busy lives in a very stressful world and they are looking for solutions that are enduring, practical, and make sense.  You can check it out for yourself!

There is now over 2 decades of published research that indicates the practice of mindfulness reduces significantly the symptoms of stress and anxiety and can have many other profound beneficial effects on our health and wellbeing. 

This 3 hour workshop will offer an informal conversation and instruction about the practice of mindfulness and how it works.  There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions.

At this 3 hour Introduction to Mindfulness you will learn:

·      3 mindfulness practices that will be guided by the instructor

·      A short overview of the roots of the practice of mindfulness

·      How to start a practice at home

·      An overview of some of the most recent research from the neuroscience

·      Some suggestions how to apply mindfulness in your life

You will leave with a comprehensive set of handouts and access to guided meditations available on line.

The investment: $35 plus GST

Date and Time:  Monday, October 16 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Event Date October 16, 2017 5:30 pm
Event End Date October 16, 2017 8:30 pm
Individual Price $35.00