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.

     This session of MBSR takes place virtually via Zoom.

The course consists of the following:
* Intake Interview for new participants
* Eight weekly classes
* One half day retreat on a Saturday
* Outtake Interview

How to Participate

* Participation is open to all patients and community members.
* There is no cost to participate.
* 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 Thursday, April 4th, 2024.

The MBSR program runs 2 times per year.