An 8-week group program based on the emerging field of mind-body medicine. Through intensive training in a combination of mindfulness, cognitive behavioural and self-regulation skills, learn to mobilize your deep inner resources to facilitate learning, growth, healing, enhance self care, and make positive shifts in attitudes, behaviours and relationships. Led by Dr. Priscilla M. Koop.
(29.5 class hours + daily home practice)
Mindfulness is increasingly being integrated into a variety of medical, educational, and business settings. The MBSR program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the internationally acclaimed Center For Mindfulness (CFM), University of Massachusetts Medical School, is the oldest and largest Mindfulness-Based Intervention (MBI), upon which many other MBI’s are based. Through attending this program, professionals can experience MBSR and its outcomes in a non-clinical setting with other professionals. By the end of the 8-week program, participants will have developed a daily personal mindfulness practice – the necessary foundation upon which to integrate mindfulness into their professional and personal lives.
- Have a direct personal experience of the 8-week MBSR program, including its format, themes, and discussion emerging from the program.
- Learn foundational mindfulness exercises practiced in MBSR (and adapted by various other MBI’s) to develop their own mindfulness practice, gaining the tools to integrate mindfulness into their professional life.
- Complete an essential requirement for anyone considering leading the MBSR program or applying for teacher certification.
Physicians, Nurses, Psychologists, Teachers, Social Workers, and other professionals. Any physician or therapist curious about this program that you have been hearing about from your patients!
PLEASE NOTE: THE FALL MBSR PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED FOR 1 MONTH. THE NEW DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
8 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 p.m. plus 1 Saturday (time TBA)
October 10 Orientation (mandatory), 6:30 -9:00 p.m.
October 17 - December 5 plus Saturday, November 24, 2018
Early Bird Deadline: September 26
Registration Deadline: October 10
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Location: Grandview Heights Community Centre (connected to Grandview Heights School). 12603 - 63 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta Free Parking
Priscilla M. Koop, PhD, has had a lifelong interest in stress and coping. She has trained through the CFM, University of Massachusetts Medical School and has taught mindfulness since 2008. Her training includes MBSR in Mind-Body Medicine, with Drs. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, and several mindfulness-related retreats, intensive workshops, and scientific conferences. She retired from an academic career in 2014 in order to teach mindfulness and MBSR with The Mindfulness Institute.ca.
Founded in 2010, The Mindfulness Institute.ca has taught more than 1,000 students, teachers, healthcare and other professionals, helping them lead a more joyful life and become more productive in their careers.
Early bird rate: $675 per person + GST ($708.75)
Regular rate: $725 per person + GST ($761.25)
Includes audio recordings and a program workbook.
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Registration Deadline: Day of the Orientation session. Register early as space is limited. Payment must be made in full at time of registration.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Priscilla - 780-441-9284. Cancellation policy: Cancellations received prior to ONE WEEK before the ORIENTATION session will be refunded minus a $100 processing fee. No refunds after the Orientation date. The Mindfulness Institute.ca reserves the right to cancel this program due to unforeseen circumstances. If this should occur, registrants will be granted full refunds. A minimum attendance of 15 people is required.
For more information call (780) 441-9284.