Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
8-week Mindfulness Meditation Intensive Program
Join us for an 8-week program designed to help participants develop a different relationship to stress and to increase their health and well-being. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an intensive training, developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, to help individuals cultivate practical skills to better manage stress and increase calm in their lives. During this group program, participants will be taken through weekly sessions that incorporate mindfulness meditation and mindful Hatha yoga. MBSR offers potential benefits for all types of participants dealing with a wide range of chronic stress and pain.
“The majority of MBSR program participants report lasting decreases in psychological and physical symptoms exacerbated by chronic stress.” – The Centre for Mindfulness Studies
Winter 2018 Dates:
Fridays 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Body Mason, 901 Yonge St., Suite 205, Toronto
Orientation and Interviews: Sunday, January 7th 2:00-5:00 pm
8-Week Series: Friday, January 12th – March 2nd 6:30-8:30 pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday February 25th 12:00- 6:00pm
Full Fee: $448 *
Early Bird Discount: Save $50 when you register by December 22nd – $398!
SUPER Early Bird Discount: Save $100 when you register by December 3rd- $348!
*Fee is all-inclusive and includes all program materials
Questions? Please contact us: 416.899.3761 firstname.lastname@example.org
This program requires a strong commitment from participants that includes 45 – 60 minutes of home practice a day, in addition to the weekly group sessions. With this commitment comes the potential for great personal development and change.
For more information about MBSR:
Center for Mindfulness, UMASS Medical School: www.umassmed.edu/cfm
Center for Mindfulness, UC San Diego Health: https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/mindfulness
Centre for Mindfulness Studies, Toronto: www.mindfulnessstudies.com
Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn (Second Edition Sept 2013)
Sara Escott MEd, BFA
Sara has been facilitator and educator for over 15 years. She is the co-director of In Forma Theatre, a community-based arts and education company in Toronto. Her work is grounded in the theory and practice of community-based transformation and peace-building. She facilitates mindfulness programs to adults, youth and children. Sara has a Masters in Adult Education and Community Development (OISE/UT), and an Honours BFA in Theatre Directing (York University). Sara is a Qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor (Centre for Mindfulness Studies & Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto) and SMART Education Instructor (Mindfulness Everyday).
Sandra Store, RN, MN
Sandra is a Registered Nurse with over 10 years of clinical and educator experience in hospital and community settings. She has worked in the areas of surgical oncology, home care, and fitness, and is currently employed as a care coordinator for a Toronto-based health network. Sandra is a strong champion for health promotion and disease prevention approaches to wellness, and aptly completed her Master of Nursing Degree in health policy and education in 2010. Sandra became interested in Mindfulness in 2015 following participation in a mindfulness program to assist with personal stress reduction. Experiencing first-hand the benefits of Mindfulness, Sandra was inspired to combine her love of education and health promotion by becoming a Qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher in 2016 (through the University of Toronto and The Centre for Mindfulness Studies). Sandra has facilitated a series of 8-week MBSR Programs for healthcare professionals and university graduate students in Toronto.
“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.”
― Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are
MBSR Cancellation Policy:
All payments are non-refundable. If you cancel a minimum of 5 days before the course start date you can receive a full credit to put towards a future MBSR program or classes, less a $50 fee. If you cancel after the first session and before the second session, you can receive a 50% credit less a $50 fee to put towards a future program or classes. After the second session, no credit will be available. Missed classes will not be reimbursed, including the Silent Retreat day. Please note that there is no guarantee that future programs will be offered at the same location.