An 8-WEEK MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION
‘Flourishing In Stressful Times’
(Taught by Karen Waddell, CFM Qualified MBSR Teacher)
Mindfulness: a simple and direct practice of moment-to-moment observation of the mind body process to calm and focused awareness without judgment.
As you come to see life as a process of constant change, you can begin to acknowledge all aspects of experience-pleasure and pain, fear and joy-with less stress and more balance.
This course, originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is designed to help participants discover and utilize their own inner resources for bringing balance, health, and peace of mind to their lives.
MBSR is an experiential learning program, intended to engage the mind and the body. Through group and individual practices as well as mindful discussions, participants learn a variety of formal and informal approaches for cultivating mindfulness.
Practical applications of mindfulness in daily life are explored so that participants can meet all the moments of their lives (including times of stress, pain and illness) with as much ease, confidence and resiliency as possible.
During the years this program has been offered at UMass Medical School and around the world, participants have reported benefits such as:
- Increased ability to relax
- Decrease in pain and increase in ability to cope with chronic pain
- Reduction in symptoms of anxiety and depression
- Improved overall health
- More energy and enthusiasm for life
- More self confidence
- Resilience in the face of health and life challenges
- Greater sense of compassion for self and others
The course is delivered as a series of 2 ½ hour weekly classes plus a longer ‘All-Day’ 5- hour retreat” session on a Saturday. (a total of nine sessions ).
Each week, participants practice at home what they have been exploring in class. This home practice is an essential part of the course. It develops and strengthens one’s ability to experience mindful awareness in daily life and to access the strength and wisdom that lie within. Handouts, a workbook and recorded guided meditations will be provided to support this practice. Recommended Reading: ‘FULL CATASTROPHE LIVING’ ~ JKZ
CLASS TIMES: (Approx. 30 hours)
- Thursday Evenings: September 20th – November 8th, 2018
- 6:45PM – 9:00PM
- All-Day Retreat: Saturday, October 27. 9AM to 2PM
REGISTER @: email@example.com
or please visit the ‘Mindfulness Dimensions’ website
COST: (Approx. 30 hours)
“You Choose” payment options for this course.
Range of Tuition Options: $565., $452., $339. ~HST included
(For this program, you may determine your own tuition payment based on your financial means, with a minimum of $339.00. For those of you who can afford to, I invite you to make your payment at the higher level, which will help to allow those unable to pay more at this time to attend this program at a discounted rate).
I have and will continue my meditation practices. I feel a real difference in my life already from being able to quiet the mind and take time before reacting. Karen has a tremendous ability to sooth with her calming and reassuring voice. She has a strong understanding of the principles of MBSR and explains all with great ease and confidence. She is a natural teacher who leads the class with great care and gentleness. I highly recommend Karen as a guide for your mindfulness journey…you will be amazed and delighted with her skill set. ~M.P
I just wanted to share that I no longer fall asleep when listening to the meditation or body scan CD’s. I feel so much more energized and my mind more alert. For the first time in 7 years, I am enjoying the silence of my apartment. I don’t feel the need to fill the air with “noise” anymore for company. I know this is only the beginning of a lifetime journey but I cannot thank you enough for bringing me to the first step. ~.V.B.
I have found the home exercises very helpful in lowering my stress levels. ~C.B
I felt very safe and supported. The encouraging e-mails we’re welcomed-warm and encouraging. It was obvious Karen cared deeply about the participants experience and progress. Yet she was respectful of boundaries. She is living the practice and it shows. She modeled and exemplified in her person the qualities mindfulness practice seeks to develop: she is kind, empathetic, and non-judgmental. …She is an authentic and genuine in sharing her own experiences. The course material was clearly presented. Karen was always prepared and obviously familiar and comfortable with the course material. I would highly recommend this course as taught by this teacher. ~M.L.
I am getting so much out of your course and I am so grateful for what you have already taught me. I even rested on some of my learning’s to help me through the last two weeks. Thank you Karen. ~M.T.
Contact/Connect with Karen …
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone (416) 993-2435
- Instagram @mindfulness_dimensions
- Twitter @KarenWaddell5
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