MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, therapeutic Program
Dates: Jan 23, 2018 - Mar 13, 2018
Every week on Tue
Times: 7-9:30pm

How can Mindfulness help me?:

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program was designed to change the relationship we have with suffering: pain, stress, as well as challenging thoughts and emotions. After years of research and practice, we have found that this 8 week MBSR program significantly improves participants' wellness, sense of balance, emotional self-regulation and relationship to negative thoughts, feelings and pain sensations.


Why is it so effective?:

The MBSR program teaches mindfulness through practice. We explore and practice Mindful Parenting techniques, meditation, mindful movement and stress management in a safe and small group environment. This is reinforced through daily homework. This intensive program has the potential to help you respond, rather than react to life's parenting stresses and struggles.


What to expect:

Over the course of 8 weeks, we explore:


  • Your relationship with anger, stress, suffering and pain. 
  • The practice of being aware of the present moment with a kind, open and curious attitude (one definition of Mindfulness).
  • Meditation (how to meditate (sitting and walking) and bring the practice of calmness and reflection into your daily life) 
  • Mindful moving (learning how to reconnect the mind and body through movement) Mindful parenting resources (books, games, tools, etc).



Weekly Schedule:

Week 1: Introduction to mindfulness and mindfulness-based skills - awareness and presence 


Week 2: Role of perception in shaping our reality, learning to be with ALL experiences. 


Week 3: Being vs doing mode


Week 4: Stress and stress reactivity - awareness of parenting patterns


Week 5. Responding to stress vs reacting to stress

Week 6: Challenging communication with our kids, partners and colleagues Week 7: Bringing what we are learning into action!

Week 8: Keeping mindfulness alive in our day to day life. 


For more information, please visit: 




15 Aylmer Avenue (Surround Circle Yoga Studio)

Fees: $450 before December 6, $500 after December 6. May be covered by insurance if your benefits cover counselling by Registered Social Workers
Provided by: Rebekka Wallace Roy, MSW RSW
Contact: Rebekka Wallace Roy, MSW RSW
Event website: Visit website
Phone: 613.762.8028