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MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION PROGRAM IN VICTORIA
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MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION PROGRAM DETAILS
An eight week program offering an introduction to meditation and an approach to working with stress, pain, and illness.
Mindfulness Meditation is a practice which involves cultivating a gentle, caring, nonjudgmental awareness toward all of our experiences moment-to-moment. It can help us reconnect with our inner resources of acceptance, calm and insight even in the face of difficulty. This can be helpful to those of us living with stress from work, our relationships, our healing of childhood wounds, our mid-life transitions, our chronic pain or illness. During the course you will learn a variety of mindfulness meditation techniques based on paying attention to your breath, physical sensations, thoughts and feelings.
Facilitator: Beth Trotter, M.A., R.C.C. has practised in the Buddhist Vipassana tradition for twenty years and has been a psychotherapist in private practice during that time. She is committed to creating a safe, supportive and respectful learning environment within which each person can develop their natural capacity for mindfulness and presence. She also brings the experience of working in a meditative way with her own physical challenges and historical trauma.
Eight week mindfulness based stress reduction course: The program consists of eight 2 hour sessions once a week and one full day retreat. It allows each person to explore their individual experience with group support, but it is not a therapy group.
Cost: $375 (some subsidies available) including pre-course telephone interview, audio cds and handouts.
Venue: Held in Room 234, Wilna Thomas Cultural Centre
Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus Victoria BC Google Map
Registration: Please register early, as class size is limited. To register send $50 non-refundable deposit to:
#606-399 Tyee Rd.,
Victoria, BC, V9A 0A8.
This course is modeled after the Stress Reduction and Relaxation Program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre. Beth trained in Vancouver with Dr. Adrianne Ross, a student of Jon Kabat-Zin.
MEDITATION SESSIONS IN VICTORIA BC