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 and Hannah Marsh.

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.


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.

For testimonials from our MBSR graduates, click here.

Upcoming Programs

Winter 2020

8 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00pm + 1 Saturday, 9:30am-4:30pm
February 19 Orientation (mandatory), 6:30-9:00pm
February 26 - April 15 plus Saturday, April 4

Early Bird Deadline: February 5
Registration Deadline: February 19

Register here for Winter 2020

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


Early bird: $675 per person + GST ($708.75) 
Regular: $725 per person + GST ($761.25)
Includes audio recordings.

Click here to register for our upcoming programs! Register early as space is limited. Payment must be made in full at time of registration.

Contact: pmkoop@mindfulnessinstitute.ca or call Priscilla at 780-441-9284. 

Cancellation policy: Cancellations received prior to the registration deadline will be refunded minus a $100 processing fee. No refunds after the registration deadline. 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.