Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

led by Jill Dunkley, Health Promoter, Certified MBSR instructor, C-IAYT

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)  is an approach to self-care that helps deal with stress, pain and illness.
The MBSR course teaches people to focus awareness on body sensations, thoughts, and emotions in a nonjudgmental way.

MBSR is modeled on the program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.  Kabat-Zinn’s program is considered the “gold standard” in mindfulness training.

⇒ What to Expect

MBSR is designed to introduce a mindfulness practice as a way of reducing stress and developing greater balance, control, and participation in one’s life. Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in one’s life, including the challenges of stress, pain, illness, and everyday demands.

The course consists of the following:
* Orientation Session
* Intake Interview for new participants
* Eight weekly classes
*One day-long class on a Saturday
* Outtake Interview

How to Participate

 *  Participation is open to all patients and community members.
* There is no cost to participate.
* Those interested in participating are encouraged to attend an orientation session.
* Completion of an intake interview with Jill Dunkley prior to participation is required.

To register,
* Please call Laura Baldwin, Program Manager at 613-279-2100 ext. 115
* or
email programs.slfht@gmail.com
* Space is limited

⇒ Upcoming Sessions

The next 8-week MBSR session starts on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
Classes run on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 pm -3:30 pm..

The MBSR program runs 2 times per year.