MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR) For Healthcare & Other Professionals

(29.5 class hours + daily home practice)

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.

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. 

Learning Objectives

Participants will: 

  • 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.

Who 

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! 

This program is led by Dr. Priscilla M. Koop.

2019 DATES

Winter 2019

8 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 p.m. plus 1 Saturday (9:30am-4:30pm)
February 6 Orientation (mandatory), 6:30 -9:00 p.m.
February 13 - April 3 plus Saturday, March 23, 2019

Early Bird Deadline: January 23
Registration Deadline: February 6

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Location*: Grandview Heights Community Centre (connected to Grandview Heights School). 12603 - 63 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta. Free Parking

Registration

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: pmkoop@mindfulnessinstitute.ca 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.

TENTATIVE 2019 DATES

Spring 2019

8 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 p.m. plus 1 Saturday (9:30am-4:30pm)
April 10 Orientation (mandatory), 6:30 -9:00 p.m.
April 17 - June 5 plus Saturday, May 25, 2019

Summer 2019

8 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 p.m. plus 1 Saturday (9:30am-4:30pm)
July 3 Orientation (mandatory), 6:30 -9:00 p.m.
July 10 - August 28 plus Saturday, August 17, 2019

Fall 2019

8 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 p.m. plus 1 Saturday (9:30am-4:30pm)
September 4 Orientation (mandatory), 6:30 -9:00 p.m.
September 11 - October 30 plus Saturday, October 19, 2019