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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program
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September 20 - November 22, 2017

9 Week Series + Urban Retreat This 9-week experiential program develops in participants a foundation in mindfulness practice. The program begins with an Orientation Session, followed by 26 hours of direct instruction, including a meditation day retreat and daily home practices. MBSR is an 8-week, once weekly, group program that was developed in 1979, by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and associates at the University of Massachusetts Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society. The curriculum is based on the emerging field of Mind-Body Medicine and as a result, MBSR is now an internationally acclaimed program with a growing body of research supporting its efficacy and potential benefits for a variety of populations. Through intentional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction strategies, participants will learn to mobilize their own inner resources to activate learning, growth and healing while increasing emotional regulation and enhancing self-care and interpersonal relationships. Dates and Times: 1 orientation session (mandatory) on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, followed by 8 weekly sessions beginning Wednesday, September 27 to November 22, 2017. Note: There is no session on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Sessions are from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Mindful Awakening Urban Retreat on Sunday, November 12th, 2017 from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puzAe4G6uDw&feature=youtu.be Cost: $595.00 per person, includes 1 orientation session, 8 weekly classes, Mindful Awakening Urban Retreat, online access to pdf and MP3 downloads of guided meditations for home practice. Maximum number of participants: 15 students Receipts may be available for reimbursement from some extended health plans with physician prescription*. *Check with your insurance plan before registering for the program if you plan to seek reimbursement and if you are not sure if your insurance provider will cover this very valuable class. Student experiences with their insurance plans have varied in the past. Most insurance companies in Canada, the US and abroad have a history of covering MBSR programs.

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