16-109-05 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (starts Oct 13)

By Centre for Mindfulness Studies (other events)

Thu, Oct 20 2016 2:30 PM EST Thu, Dec 15 2016 5:00 PM EST

Learn practical ways to manage stress

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is for individuals experiencing stress resulting from chronic physical and psychological conditions.

This 8-week psycho-educational group program helps develop capacity for greater calm and teaches practical skills to manage stress. The majority of MBSR program participants report lasting decreases in psychological and physical symptoms exacerbated by chronic stress. Research has demonstrated improved behavioural outcomes including better sleep, lower blood pressure, and fewer worries.

Participants Will Learn
To develop a different relationship to stress resulting from chronic physical and psychological conditions.

Who Should Attend
Individuals suffering from chronic stress, illness and pain, who wish to increase their overall health and wellbeing. See guidelines on whether MBSR or MBCT is right for you.

A commitment to attendance and home practice activities is required. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend a day-long silent retreat but it is an optional part of the program. If you are not able to attend the scheduled Session 4, or if you would have to miss more than two sessions in total, we recommend that you register for an MBSR program starting on a different date.

Thursday Afternoons
Orientation & Interview: October 13, 2016 | 2:30pm - 5:30pm NEW REGISTRANTS will be emailed to set up a time for their one-on-one interview before Session 1 on October 20th.
Sessions: October 20 - December 15, 2016* | 2:30pm - 5pm
Mandatory Session 4: November 10, 2016 | 2:30pm - 5pm
* Program skips November 24th

Patricia Rockman MD CCFP FCFP & Heidi Bornstein

Insurance receipts will not be available for this program. If an insurance receipt is required, please see our programs starting on other dates, as the availability of insurance receipts depends on the particular faculty for each group.

Fee: $485 (includes handouts and guided meditation download or CD)
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies

As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.

  • A valid OHIP card is required and must be brought to the orientation
  • All participants must be free of substance misuse.
  • If you have third-party insurance, it may cover all or part of the cost of a therapeutic course. We recommend that you contact your insurance provider to confirm what health professions your plan covers (e.g. Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Naturopath) and that this coverage includes the types of therapies in question (sometimes there are restrictions on the particular services covered by a given health profession). Please check the profession of the faculty for this program (see above), and confirm that profession is covered by your insurance and that the program is not an excluded service for that profession. Insurance receipts will be issued during the final session of the program.

Mailing Address

180 Sudbury Street, Unit C2 Toronto, ON M6J 0A8