Mindfulness is the skill to pay attention on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally. This means that we commit fully in each moment to be present, inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness and equanimity, right here and right now.
Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
MBSR is an approach to self-care that helps deal with stress, pain and illness. The MBSR course teaches people to focus awareness on body sensations, thoughts, and emotions in a nonjudgmental way.
This course is modeled on the program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Kabat-Zinn’s program is evidence-based and applied all over the world.
The course consists of eight weekly classes and one day-long class. It is designed to introduce mindfulness practice as a way of reducing stress and developing greater balance, control and participation in one’s life.
You will learn:
- How to reduce and relate to stress
- How to improve your ability to concentrate and think clearly
- How to deal with difficulties in your life with balance and awareness
- How to participate in your own wellness and health
- How to cultivate your natural capacity to care for yourself and find greater ease and peace of mind.
MBSR (Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction)
When: April 21st to June 19th, 2020: Regular course sessions, 6:30 to 9:00 pm
April 14th, 2020: Information session 6:30 to 7:30 pm
May 30th, 2020: Day of Mindfulness, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Heartwood House, 404 McArthur Avenue, Ottawa
To register please contact Sonja at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 613 797 5607. Participation fee is $395.
This course offers special rates for members, staff and volunteers of Heartwood House.