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8-Week MBSR 16–109–06

Start: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
At: The Centre for Mindfulness Studies, 180 Sudbury Street, Toronto, ON
Fee: $485 (as a charity, we do not charge HST)
Facilitator(s): Gwen Morgan MSW RSW & Allison McLay BA DCS RP

Learn practical ways to manage stress

What is MBSR?
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
How 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.

Timing
Wednesday Evenings
Orientation & Interview: November 2, 2016 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Sessions:  November 9, 2016 – January 18, 2017* | 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Mandatory Session 4: December 7, 2016 | 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, January 8, 2016 | 10am – 4pm
*Skips November 23rd and December 21st & 28th

Fee: $485 (includes handouts and guided meditation download or CD)

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.

  • 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.

Upon request, an insurance receipt will be provided on behalf of either Gwen Morgan (Social Worker) or Allison McLay (Psychotherapist). Allison McLay also works in a supervised practice and can provide an insurance receipt from her supervising registered psychologist (C.Psych). If you have a preference regarding which faculty member or which profession is listed on your insurance receipt, please make sure to include that information in your request. Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.