Offering Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) & Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Mindfulness is the intention to live fully by paying attention to every moment of our life, non-judgmentally. And although there are many definitions of mindfulness, all of them include the ideas of purposeful action, focused attention, being grounded in current experience, and a sense of curiosity. Importantly, we all have the capacity for mindfulness.
For over 30 years, the MBSR program, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn (University of Massachusetts Medical School), has been teaching people to cultivate life-long tools to help cultivate their innate capacity for mindfulness so that they can ride the waves of life’s ups and downs with greater ease and peace. Get a sense of how MBSR helps reduce stress at https://simplywellblog.org/2019/06/24/what-stress-does-to-the-body-and-how-mindfulness-can-help/
The MBCT program, developed by Zindel Segal (University of Toronto), Mark Williams (University of Wales, Bangor), and John Teasdale (University of Oxford) is an evidenced-based program for learning skills and practices to manage depression, anxiety as well as preventing relapse. By learning to identify the triggers and symptoms of anxiety and depression, participants can interrupt habitual patterns of reaction to situations, which allows them to chose a more skillful response. Get more information on the benefits of MBCT by visiting https://youtu.be/kFfqSk15fNM
Which program is right for you?
MBSR & MBCT Similarities
- The practice of mindfulness is the foundation of both programs
- Participants develop awareness by paying attention and noticing what’s happening in the present moment
- 8-week structure, 2.5 hours per weekly session
- all-day silent retreat (required)
- Weekly group classes as well as daily individual home practice and exercises
- Facilitator-led classes include inquiry and group discussion
- Sessions include formal meditation practices and mindful movement practices
MBSR & MBCT Differences
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Still unsure which program is right for you?
for further discussion contact Janice (250-868-7070; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Attend an orientation session to ensure that the MBSR or MBCT program is right for you
Participate in the weekly 2.5 hr. group class for 8 weeks plus the all-day Saturday class between classes 6 and 7
Daily home practice using the guided meditations (approx. 45 min.)
$420 (GST incl) for 28 hrs class time, Home Practice Manual, & mindfulness meditation audio recordings
A $75 deposit (non-refundable) is required to secure a space in the program with the balance of the program fee due at the orientation session.
All custom payment plans will be considered.