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 the day-long silent retreat. 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 MBCT program starting on a different date.
Orientation & Interview: May 24, 2017 | 6pm - 9pm NEW REGISTRANTS will be emailed to set up a time for their one-on-one interview before Session 1 on May 31st.
Sessions 1-8: May 31 - July 19, 2017 | 6:30pm - 9pm
Silent Retreat: Saturday, July 8, 2017 | 10am - 4pm
NOTE: while it is important for participants to attend all sessions, Session 4 on June 21st is particularly important - if you are unable to attend this session, you should register for a different program offering
Joanna Jarecki MD & Melissa Nigrini M.Ed. RP
Upon request, an insurance receipt will be provided on behalf of Melissa Nigrini (Registered Psychotherapist). Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.
Fee: $520 (includes handouts and guided meditation download or CD)
Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies
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- A valid OHIP card is required and must be brought to the Orientation & Interview session.
- 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 non-physician 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.