Basic Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
What is the relationship between stress and mindfulness? Much of the stress in modern life comes from social and psychological sources. These include social and interpersonal conflicts, time demands, impossible to meet work loads, too many roles, perceived social obligations and self imposed performance expectations.
The problem is that although dangers and stressors are not life threatening, our systems still go into high gear and intense states of stress reactivity. When we are stressed, physiological changes begin to strain several systems of the body. Our immune systems, endocrine and nervous systems go into alarm mode and our overall health is compromised. There is research evidence linking many disease processes to heightened stress levels and the resultant neuro-chemical changes in the body. Mindfulness practice can be effective by retraining the brain and helping reduce the stress related physiological changes that can lead to illness.
A mindfulness based stress management group experience is often the first step in learning ways to calm the body and mind so we can become neutral observers of our inner world. This is a position of wisdom, a rich source of personal knowledge informing our choices every day, even every minute. We often find the clarity and strength to make modifications in our behavior and make choices to improve health and quality of life. Gradually, we begin to free ourselves from endless cycles of worry, fear and suffering. Our workshops follow the original MBSR model developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society.
Trained by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, we deliver our eight week program beginning on May 1st. and ending June 19th. of this year. Download this form to find out more about the program and to apply for your spot. You may also email to : firstname.lastname@example.org – and receive an up to date application form by return message from us. Applications received after the course is full will be placed on a wait list. This will likely be the last of our workshops as we will be retiring in 2018.workshops Programs and Workshops page .
Winter 2018 Program -MBSR
We are not offering an 8 week MBSR Program in the Winter of 2018.
Our Next Day of Mindfulness will be on June 9th.2018. Teachers are Dr. Kathy Nathan; and Jennifer Innes.
at Carleton Memorial United Church Melfa Crescent Ottawa, Ontario
Spring 2018 Program
Tuesday Evenings From 6:30-9:00
May 1st. to June 19th..
St. George’s Catholic Church 415 Piccadilly Ave., Ottawa
Day of Mindfulness for this MBSR group:
June 9th. 2018 – Carleton Memorial United Church, 740 Melfa Crescent, Ottawa