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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) information session

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An interactive and online Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) info session to learn about the science and practice of mindfulness.

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What is MBSR?

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program is a highly respected program within the medical community for dealing with stress, pain, illness, and the demands of daily life. It was developed in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School - Division of Preventative and Behaviroal Medicine. MBSR is not an alternative to traditional or psychological treatments but is a complement to those approaches.

What you will get:

In this info session, you will:

  • get first hand experience of mindfulness
  • learn why mindfulness may be useful to cultivate
  • learn about the origin and history of MBSR
  • obtain information about the entire eight-week MBSR program
  • discover the use of mindfulness for effective stress reduction; and,
  • meet the instructor and have opportunities to ask questions

About the instructor:

Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat is a Registered Psychologist, University of Massachusetts Medical School Certified MBSR Teacher and authorized Teacher Trainer by the Mindfulness Center at Brown University. He is the founder of Center For Mindfulness Canada, in North Vancouver. Kasim has also completed a six-month meditation retreat in silence in Southeast Asia and presented a TEDx about mindfulness (see video below).

For more information please visit www.drkasimalmashat.com

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Organizer Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat, Centre For Mindfulness Canada

Organizer of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) information session

Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat is a Registered Psychologist with interest in promoting positive change, well-being, and mindful living. He is a public speaker, meditation and Yoga teacher. Kasim is the founder of the Centre For Mindfulness Canada.  He has appeared in various TV shows, publications, podcasts, and radio interviews.  Kasim has completed a six-month retreat in Southeast Asia in silence, and presented a TEDx talk on mindfulness, entitled “How mindfulness meditation redefines pain, happiness & satisfaction”.

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