The course is modelled on the program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is an approach to self-care that will help one to deal with stress, anxiety, pain and illness. The techniques that are taught help people learn to focus awareness on body sensations, thoughts, and emotions in a nonjudgmental way. Through this practice, a person becomes able to explore their inner world of mind/body, recognize and mobilize their inner psychological resources and take better care of one self.
During the 8-week program participants will learn and practice skills in class and at home.
In the course, you will learn:
•Methods to reduce stress & pain
•Awareness of habitual thinking patterns
•Maximize benefits from medical and physiotherapy treatment
•How to increase your energy and concentration
•How to relax and be at ease
•Practical skills to calm your mind and think clearly
Irene Maendel is a recognized MBSR instructor, certified by MBSR Ottawa and CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg.