Mondays, January 8 - March 12, 2018
6:00 – 8:30 pm
This program provides an extensive curriculum for individuals who are committed to integrating mindfulness practice in their lives. Learn how to take better care of yourself through the interplay of mind and body - and mobilizing your own inner resources for coping, growing and healing.
$256 Members / $320 General
3% CIF plus HST charges may apply
A program modeled on The Stress Reduction Clinic at The University of Massachusetts Medical School – A Meditation Based Program. Mindfulness is the practice of moment to moment non-judgemental awareness of the life experience. This is an ancient art that is beneficial in maintaining optimal physical, emotional and mental health and is an effective means of working with Stress, Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Depression, Addictions and other afflictions lending themselves to management through the use of mind/body techniques.
The workshop consists of eight weekly sessions lasting three hours. Homework and home practice is a requirement. Group work includes practice in various meditation techniques, mindful movements and discussion of relevant reading material.
Facilitator – Dianna Last
Dianna Last is an MBSR teacher who received her training under the direction of Roy Hintsa and Dr. Diane Reibel the Director of The Stress Reduction Program at Jefferson University’s Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine. She participated in the 7-Day Professional Training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Saki Santorelli. In the last two years she has participated in two five day retreats with Jon Kabat-Zinn. She studied at the International Meditation Institute in India for five years. Dianna received her certification as a Yoga Ed Instructor for Working with Those At-Risk, trained in Mindfulness for Kids at Risk with Vinnie Ferraro, and smartEducation™ (Stress Management and Resiliency Techniques) with Linda Wallace. Dianna is a teacher for The Mindful Edge® – Stress Reduction and Life Strategies For Teens program in high schools. She is an experienced professional photographer, who taught in the Artist in the Schools program with the TDSB. She’s exhibited at various galleries, at the Toronto Art Expo and is in many private collections worldwide.
What does MBSR mean?
MBSR is an acronym for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
MBSR is a program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn with the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts. Extensive research spanning 30 years shows MBSR’s strong results optimizing health and wellness in relation to depression, anxiety, physical and mental wellbeing. Research in parenting and mindfulness shows increased sense of harmony and satisfaction in relationship. It’s a program that has benefits for everyone. More information about MBSR.
To register, please contact the Information Desk: (416) 924-6211 x0