Adult Courses


SPRING PROGRAM  –  April 21 to June 19, 2020

What is 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:

  1. How to reduce and relate to stress
  2. How to improve your ability to concentrate and think clearly
  3. How to deal with difficulties in your life with balance and awareness
  4. How to participate in your own wellness and health
  5. 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 9th Regular course session  6:30 to 9:00 pm
             April 14th: Information session 6:30 to 7:30 pm
             May 30th: Day of Mindfulness, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Heartwood House, 404 McArthur Avenue, Ottawa


Sonja Roth is a certified MBSR teacher (MBSR Ottawa) and founder of MBSRjunior, a mindfulness program specifically designed for teens. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education and is a certified coach. She has successfully led numerous mindfulness courses. Sonja is a long-time meditator and committed to make the benefits of mindfulness available to everyone. For more information please visit;


To register please contact Sonja at, or call 613 797 5607. Participation fee is $395.
This course offers special rates for parents with children treated by the CHEO department of Rheumatology and for members, staff and volunteers of the Heartwood House.



Mindful Parenting (2-hour workshop)
When: April 22 2020, 7:00 to 9:00pm
Where: Mindfulness at Centrepointe, 261 Centrepointe Dr., Ottawa

Mindful Teens
When: March 26 to April 30 2020, 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Mindfulness at Centrepointe, 261 Centrepointe Dr., Ottawa

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (for adults) 8 week program
When:  April 21 to June 19 2020, 6:30-9:00pm
Where: Heartwood House, McArthur Ave, Ottawa

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