March 29, 2017
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg
930 Portage Avenue
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an approach to self-care that can assist in managing stress, pain and illness. The practice of meditation is used to help people learn to focus awareness on body sensations, thoughts, and emotions in a non-judgmental way. Through this practice, a person is given the opportunity to explore their inner world of mind/body, recognize and mobilize their inner psychological resources and take better care of the self. The course is modeled on the program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. The course consists of an orientation session, eight weekly classes, and one day-long class on a Saturday. It is designed to introduce Mindfulness practice as a way of reducing stress and developing greater balance, control, and fuller participation in your life. Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life, including the challenges of stress, pain, illness and everyday demands. In the course, you will practice skills to improve your ability to let go of the past, worry less about your future, and live more fully in the present. The course includes guided mindfulness meditations and mindful stretching/movement. All instruction is modified for each individual’s needs. You are provided with daily assignments contained in two guided meditation CDs and weekly handouts. Courses are taught by trained instructors with backgrounds in Family and Marriage Therapy, Social Work, and Recreational Therapy.
- Orientation Session: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Course Days: Wednesdays – 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Course Start Date: April 5, 2017
- Course End Date: May 24, 2017
- Day of Mindfulness: May 13 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Location: CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg, 930 Portage Avenue – lower level
- Instructor: Patricia Kovnats
About the Instructor
Patricia loves teaching and sharing the practice of MBSR! By day, Patricia works as a Mental Health Clinician working with children, adolescents and parents. She is also a certified yoga instructor. Patricia’s graduate work focused on using yoga and meditation as adjunct therapies in mental health services. She is wholehearted in her belief in the value of these practices in promoting personal growth and healing.
To register for the March 29, 2017 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course, please fill out the form below: