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An 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course, National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly

Toronto, Ontario
March 10-May 5, 2015

National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) at 263 McCaul Street, 4th Floor Classroom

As we journey through life, we inevitably face challenges in our health, mood, behaviours, and  cognitive capabilities. A growing body of research evidence suggests that mindfulness-based approaches can benefit our cognitive, emotional, psychological, and physical health across our lifespan. Mindfulness practices can be incorporated into our day-to-day lives to promote an overall sense of well-being.

If you are a professional who would like to incorporate mindfulness in your clinical work , it is essential to first develop a strong personal mindfulness practice. Taking an MBSR course as a client provides a foundation of personal experience which is a necessary first step before considering professional training in mindfulness-based interventions. This Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course is offered specifically for professionals and students across the adult age spectrum.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week intensive structured group program focussed on learning mindfulness meditation practices and incorporating this learning into our daily lives. Participation in the MBSR program develops life-long tools to help us live life more fully in the midst of stress, pain, illness and the challenges and demands of our everyday lives.

The 8-Week MBSR program includes:

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices and gentle yoga / mindful movement
  • Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
  • Daily home assignments of formal and informal mindfulness practices
  • Workbook and CD recordings to guide and support your home practice

Orientation Session: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Course Dates: Tuesday evenings, March 17 to May 5, 2015 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
All-Day Silent Retreat: Saturday April 25, 2015 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Course Fee: $495 (reduced rate for Students and Seniors: $449 )

For more Information & to Register for the Orientation Session please contact: NICE Network Office, 416-978-7037 or Todd Tran (Facilitator) 416-301-5881 or [email protected].

Course enrolment is limited to a maximum of 25 participants.