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Eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress (MBSR)Reduction Workshop

Jennifer Innes, Ottawa Meditation & Wellness Inc.
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Jan 29 6:30PM - 9:00PM

Learn how mindfulness can help to improve health and well-being in the face of stress, chronic pain, and anxiety and depression, as well as other chronic conditions and difcult life transitions. The workshop follows the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Since 1979, more than 24,000 people have taken the program. MBSR is the most widely researched mindfulness intervention program in the world. Research evidence suggests that MBSR is helpful for:

  • coping effectively with short and long-term stress
  • reducing anxiety and depression
  • managing chronic pain
  • reducing conditions, such as high blood pressure, bromyalgia, heart disease, GI disorders and skin disorders
  • immune system function
  • brain function (MBSR is associated with learning, memory, focus, attention, emotional regulation and empathy)

This workshop is highly experiential and includes:

  • guided instruction on mindfulness meditation practice
  • body awareness exercises, including gentle mindful yoga
  • individual exercises on how to apply mindfulness in daily life
  • group guidance, group process and peer support
  • daily assignments for home practice during the course
  • guided recordings for post-course home practice sessions of 30 to 45 minutes per day (many participants incorporate these into their lives after completing the workshop)
  • a home practice manual

There will also be discussion around habitual patterns of stress reactivity and resistance; how mindfulness changes our relationships with thoughts, emotions, pain and perception; resilience, mind-body connection, mindful communication and much more.

The program runs for eight consecutive Wednesdays from January 8th to March 4th, 2020 (*Febraury 19th is off), from 6:30-9:30 p.m. *There is an all-day silent retreat on February 22, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For more information please visit: www.omwellness.ca

Once signed-up please contact Jennifer at info@omwellness.ca to finalize the registration process. Thank you!

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