Learn practical ways to manage stress
What is MBSR?
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is for individuals experiencing stress resulting from chronic physical and psychological conditions.
This 8-week psycho-educational group program helps develop the capacity for greater calm and teaches practical skills to manage stress. The majority of MBSR program participants report lasting decreases in psychological and physical symptoms exacerbated by chronic stress.
Research has demonstrated improved behavioural outcomes including better sleep, lower blood pressure, and fewer worries.
Participants Will Learn
How to develop a different relationship to stress resulting from chronic physical and psychological conditions.
Who Should Attend
Individuals suffering from chronic stress, illness, and pain, who wish to increase their overall health and well-being. See guidelines on whether MBSR or MBCT is right for you.
A commitment to attendance and home practice activities is required. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend the day-long silent retreat. If you are not able to attend the scheduled Session 4, or if you would have to miss more than two sessions in total, we recommend that you register for an MBSR program starting on a different date. And please note that, in order to receive an insurance receipt, you must attend a minimum of six sessions.
Orientation & Interview + Session 1: May 1, 2018 | 12pm – 5pm
Sessions 2-8: May 8 – June 19, 2018 | 2pm – 4:30pm
Silent Retreat: Sunday, June 10, 2018 | 10am – 4pm
NOTE: While it is important for participants to attend all sessions, Session 4 on May 22 is particularly important – if you are unable to attend this session, you should register for a different program offering
Fee: $520 (includes handouts and guided meditation download or CD)
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Payment, Cancellation, Refund & Exchange Policies
A valid OHIP card is required and must be brought to the Orientation & Interview session.
All participants must be free of substance misuse.
If you have third-party insurance, it may cover all or part of the cost of a therapeutic course. It is your responsibility to contact your insurance provider to confirm what health professions your plan covers and to verify that this coverage includes the types of therapies in question. For complete information regarding third-party insurance coverage, please click here.
Upon request, an insurance receipt for this program will be provided on behalf of Alisson McLay (Psychotherapist). Insurance receipts will not be available prior to the last program session.
Facilitator Allison McLay also works in a supervised practice and can provide an insurance receipt from her supervising clinical psychologist (C.Psych). If you have a preference regarding which profession is listed on your insurance receipt, please make sure to include that information in your request.