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8-Week Mindfulness Training (Fall 2016) - PM - *SOLD OUT*

Mindfulness for Health

Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

8-Week Mindfulness Training (Fall 2016) - PM - *SOLD...

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Mindfulness for Health - Fall '16 (PM) Ended CA$600.00 CA$0.00

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Improving Health and Wellness Through Mindfulness

Are you looking for healthier ways to manage your stress? Would you like to learn how to calm and stabilize your mind?  Learn how to elicit the 'relaxation response'?  Learn how to work with your mind and body during times of stress?  There is a huge and growing body of literature that proves that Mindfulness Training can reduce stress levels, reduce anxiety, increase positive emotions, train and improve concentration / attention, enhance productivity, improve immune system functioning, improve sleep and improve one’s capacity to skillfully work with unpleasant/negative feelings. Integrating mindfulness into your life can do wonders for your well-being in many important areas of life.   Interestingly, mindfulness training has been infiltrating the healthcare system (staff and patients), school system (teachers and students), the world of sports as well as large corporations. 

Under the care of licensed health care professionals Angie Kingma - Occupational Therapist, our groups, which are based upon Jon Kabat-Zinn’s 8-week program, will help put you in touch with your mind and body in amazing new ways. These scientifically proven techniques can help you restore a sense of balance, improve your sense of well-being and enrich your enjoyment of life.  

YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to ‘let go’ of worries about the past or the future
  • How to pour your attention and energy into the present moment
  • How to ‘slow down’ in this busy world in which we live
  • How to cultivate a sense of ease and stability in body and mind
  • How to more skillfully deal with negative/unpleasant thoughts and emotions
  • How to practice self-acceptance
  • How to develop or deepen your own regular mindfulness meditation practice
  • How to practice meditations practically wherever you go during your day

YOU WILL DEVELOP

  • A heightened ability to be able to respond versus react in stressful situations
  • A greater sense of joy, contentment, gratitude and sense of presence in your life
  • An enhanced self-awareness of the habits of your mind and your automatic tendencies
  • The ability to be less self-critical and have more compassion for yourself (and others)

YOU WILL RECEIVE

  • 8 weekly sessions (2.5 hours/session) 
  • A handbook with weekly session summaries and home practice guidelines
  • Guided meditations for home practice
  • A Mindfulness for Health Certificate of Completion


Having a mindfulness practice has been proven to produce positive changes in a variety of common difficulties or disorders such as stress, low mood, chronic sadness, depression, anxiety, bipolar, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, cancer survivors and a wide variety of other problems. It's also great for anyone who would simply like to get an extra dose of self-awareness and cultivate mindfulness in their life!

Please contact Angie Kingma (angie@mindfulnessforhealth.cato discuss the appropriateness of this course prior to signing up as this type of Mindfulness Training is not for everyone.  Thanks!

*Please note that we will not be meeting on Sat. Sept. 24th so an extra class will be added to the end to make a total of 8 sessions.  As such our last class will be Sat. Nov. 12th*

To see what Mindfulness for Health's graduates have said about the 8-week program, please click here.

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Have questions about 8-Week Mindfulness Training (Fall 2016) - PM - *SOLD OUT*? Contact Mindfulness for Health

When & Where


Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga
84 S Service Rd
Mississauga , ON
Canada

Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)


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Mindfulness for Health

Mindfulness for Health runs evidence-based 8-week Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programs at least 3 times per year.  If you have coverage for Occupational Therapy or Social Work, you can be reimbursed for the cost of the program under extended healthcare benefits.  Angie co-facilitates the MBCT programs in Mississauga with Gaye Gould MSW RSW, on Saturday mornings. We also offer monthly Mindfulness Classes for Graduates, which takes place at the home studio in Milton, as well as silent retreats a couple times per year.  

 

 Please click on one of the event links below to register.  Each registration requires a telephone interview to ensure it's a good 'fit' for your current needs.

 

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