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MBSR Workshop Information

MBSR Upcoming Workshops

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.
You can’t fight the waves, but you can learn how to surf. - Jon Kabat-Zinn

The eight-week workshop includes:

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

There will also be discussion around stress physiology; stress reactivity; resistance; how mindfulness changes our relationship to our thoughts, emotions, pain, and perceptions; mindfulness versus autopilot; mind–body connection, mindful communication and more.

Structure

MBSR is an intensive eight-week training program that includes weekly meetings lasting 2.5 hours. It also includes one all-day retreat, usually in the sixth week, on a Saturday or Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants are also asked to practice mindfulness meditation and/or mindful movement for 30 to 45 minutes a day using the provided instructional audio recordings. This format helps participants integrate mindfulness into daily life and makes the practice their own.

Cost: $525.00

There are also a limited number of scholarship spots available to help to avoid turning away anyone who is genuinely interested and motivated to participate in MBSR if cost is the only obstacle preventing them from participating. There are limited scholarship spots available in each class. Please contact info@omwellness.ca for more information.

MBSR graduates can attend any day-long retreat at no cost. There is also an opportunity at each retreat for alumni to donate to the above scholarship fund.

Payment and cancellation policy

Payment may be made by cheque, or by Interac e-transfer after a short intake call which is scheduled with each participant before the start of class.

A 100% refund will be issued for cancellation requests received up to two weeks before the start of class.

A 100% refund (minus a $25 processing fee) will be issued for cancellation requests received after the first class. No refunds will be issued after that time.

Upcoming workshops

Fall 2019

Wednesdays from 6:30-9:00 p.m. from October 2nd to November 20, 2019 at Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive, Ottawa, Ontario.
The day-long retreat will be held on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 from 9:30-3:30 at Kitchissippi United Church.

Winter 2020

Wednesdays from 6:30-9:00 p.m. from January 8nd to March 4th, 2020 (no class on February 19th) at Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive, Ottawa, Ontario.
The day-long retreat will be held on February 22, 2020 from 9:30-3:30 at Carleton Memorial United Church, 740 Melfa Crescent, Ottawa, Ontario.

Spring 2020

Thursdays from 6:30-9:00 p.m. from May 7 to June 25, 2020 at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre (SJCC), 21 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa, Ontario.
The day-long retreat will be held on Sunday, June 14, 2020 from 9:30 to 3:30 at the SJCC.

To register, please contact Jennifer at info@omwellness.ca.

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