MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR)
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:
- 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: Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, April 9th to June 11th
April 9th: Information session 6:30 to 7:30 pm
June 1st: Day of Mindfulness, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Heartwood House, 404 McArthur Avenue, Ottawa
Introduction to Mindfulness
When: Mondays, 7:30 to 8:30 pm January 16th to February 20th
Where: Younion Studio 123, Beechwood 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 www.inos-coaching.com; www.mbsrjunior.com.
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 parents with children treated by the CHEO department of Rheumatology and for members, staff and volunteers of the Heartwood House.