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MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR) 8-WEEK COURSE

An Autumn 2017 Community Offering

October - December 2017 - Tuesdays (4:45 PM - 7:15 PM) (*exception Thursday December 7/17)

LOCATION - Sudbury and District Health Unit - Ramsey Room

FREE ORIENTATION SESSION- A mandatory orientation session will be held on Tuesday October 17, 2017 from 4:45 PM - 7:15 PM. This orientation provides attendees with additional information, the opportunity to experience a mindfulness exercise in a group setting, and helps participants determine if this program is suitable to meet their needs. There is no cost to attend the orientation session.

CLASSES will be held weekly in October, November, and December on Tuesdays(*exception Thursday December 7). There is one full day session on Saturday December 9 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

MINDFULNESS is the intention to pay attention to each and every moment of our life, non-judgmentally. While there are many possible definitions, the key aspects of any definition of mindfulness involve purposeful action, focused attention, grounded in the current experience, and held with a sense of curiosity. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a psycho-educational experiential learning program based on the core principle of mindfulness. In addition to the 30 hours of practice in a supportive classroom environment, each participant engages in 30-40 minutes of daily mindfulness practice between classes to foster development of the new habit of mindfulness. People take the MBSR course for a variety of reasons including personal wellbeing, professional development, integration into workplace wellness, and to assist in the management of illness and chronic conditions.

THIS COURSE OFFERS

· 8 weekly classes (2.5 hrs each) plus an all-day silent retreat during the sixth week of the course

· Intensive training in mindfulness meditation (e.g. Body Scan, Sitting, Walking, Eating, and Gentle Yoga/ Body Movement)

· Daily home meditation practice supported by resource materials

· Individual/group dialogue and inquiry

· Educational and interactive discussions on mindfulness

· A strongly supportive community with future mindfulness events throughout the year

DATES

Orientation - Tuesday October 17, 2017 - 4:45 PM - 7:15 PM (this is a mandatory session for participants registering for the 8-week program)

Class 1 - Tuesday October 24

Class 2 - Tuesday October 31

Class 3 - Tuesday November 14

Class 4 - Tuesday November 21

Class 5 - Tuesday November 28

Class 6 - Thursday December 7

Full Day Session - Saturday December 9

Class 7 - Tuesday December 12

Class 8 - December 19

REGISTRATION

$475.00 - includes 30 hours of instruction, practice recordings, written instruction, and a certificate of completion.

Payment is accepted by cash, cheque or e-transfer made payable to Gary Petingola.

Payment is due Tuesday, October 17/17 following the Orientation.

Some private health plans provide coverage for stress management. Please check with your insurer to determine if funding is available to


Our goal is to the make the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program available to those who can benefit. Alternative payment options may be considered. For more information, please contact Gary directly.

TEACHERS

Gary Petingola and Sheila Damore-Petingola are Masters prepared Social Workers and are qualified to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Gary has received formal training with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society; the Centre for Mindfulness Ireland; the OMEGA Institute for Holistic Studies; Shambhala Mountain Center; and the Harvard Medical School. He is invited to speak internationally and has published on the topic of mindfulness. Sheila brings a wealth of knowledge on care for the caregiver. She has received training through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School; the Centre for Mindfulness Ireland; the OMEGA Institute for Holistic Studies; Shambhala Mountain Center; and the Harvard Medical School. Sheila holds a faculty appointment with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

TO REGISTER email hello@mindfulnessontherocks.ca

VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT mindfulnessontherocks.ca


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