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Mindfulness Sampler

Event Date: October 7, 2021
Event Time: 7PM PST

This course is free to attend!

Current Course Offerings

Virtual Community Mindfulness Group with Külli Yee

Join this online virtual mindfulness group for weekly 30 minute practices. Click below to register.
 
Course Cost: Free

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) With Ron Plowright

Course Dates: Oct 7- Dec 9, 2021

Stress comes in many forms. We all get it and it takes a toll on our health and well-being. MBSR is a proven way to help create a new relationship with stressors in life.

Course Cost: $450

Online MBSR with Dr. Janet Groen

Course Dates: Thursday, February 25 to Thursday April 15, 2021

Join this Online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course taught by Dr. Groen. Click below for more information, and to register.

Course Cost: $450

Online 8-Week MBSR Program with Külli Yee

Course Dates: Sunday, April 18th to Sunday, June 13th, 2021

Are you struggling with managing stress while juggling increasing demands at home or work, or perhaps dealing with chronic pain or health challenges, or just wanting to address a nagging sense of dissatisfaction? If so, this course may be for you. Through practicing a series of mindfulness-based exercises and strategies under expert supervision, participants will learn to manage stress and enhance overall well-being. This MBSR course is designed by the School of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts and has been extensively researched and field tested for several decades.

Course Cost: $450 + 7% GST

Online Mindfulness Program for Women Experiencing Difficulties in Sexual Function and Genital Pain

Course dates: 8 weeks, Wednesdays 6:00 pm-8:30 pm, April 7th to May 26th

Join this 8-week long mindfulness course derived from Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). For more information, click below.

Course Cost: $450
Instructors:  Sue Lawerence (Nurse Practitioner) and Lucy Weninger (Mindfulness Educator)

Sample Courses

Below are some of the types of courses taught by Mindful Communities co-op teachers. If you are interested in participating in, or hosting one of the following courses, reach out to Seonaigh MacPherson

Mindfulness Courses

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Mindfulness for Youth

Workplace-Based Mindfulness

Mindfulness of Ecology and Living Systems

Professional Courses

Mindfulness for Educators and Healthcare Workers

MBSR Facilitator Mentorship

Mindfulness Teacher Retreats

Specialized PD for Mindfulness Teachers

Current and Upcoming Courses

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Ron Plowright

Course Cost: $450

Oct 7- Dec 9, 2021

*If, for any reason, the full registration fee is out of reach, please contact Ron to discuss alternative payment options and plans. Employers or social programs may also cover all or some of the cost


Please Note:
Refunds are not provided once the course has started.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is the evidence-based flagship secular-scientific mindfulness program first developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and has been shown to help with stress, anxiety, chronic pain and overall well-being. A great introduction to mindfulness!

Schedule

  • Orientation: Thursday Oct 7, 6-7pm
  • Sessions 1 through 8: 6 consecutive Thursdays (Oct 14- Dec 9) 6-8:30pm
    (No session on Nov 11- Remembrance Day)
  • Mini-retreat: 8:30am-12:30pm, Sat Nov 27

Online Orientation:

Orientation will be via your computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux), with interactive audio, video and chat through the Zoom platform.  You can download Zoom here. We strongly recommend testing your camera and microphone before the first session. A strong, reliable, high speed internet connection is required for this orientation.

All following sessions will take place at:
Neighbourhood Learning Centre
46361 Yale Rd.
Chilliwack, BC

COVID-19 Safety Protocols are in place. Proof of vaccination required to attend.

Online MBSR with Dr. Janet Groen

Course Cost: $450

Thursday, February 25 to Thursday April 15, 2021

Many workplace insurance plans may cover the cost of this program – please reach out to the instructor for more details at groenj@shaw.ca.

Please Note: Refunds are not provided once the course has started.

Dr. Janet Groen will be offering an online 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, beginning at the end of February.  MBSR is for people experiencing ongoing stress as a result of chronic pain, and/or psychological conditions.  The program consists of eight 2.5-hour classes, an orientation, an intake interview, and plus one 4-hour retreat on a Saturday.

Are you struggling with managing stress while juggling increasing demands at home or work, or perhaps dealing with chronic pain or health challenges, or just wanting to address a nagging sense of dissatisfaction? If so, this course may be for you. Through practicing a series of mindfulness-based exercises and strategies under expert supervision, participants will learn to manage stress to more effectively to enhance wellbeing. This MBSR course is designed by the School of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts and has been extensively researched and field tested for several decades.

Schedule

Intake interviews (via telephone): ongoing prior to start of class

Thursday Evenings
Orientation and Session 1: February 25 | 5:30 – 9 pm MT
Sessions 2 – 8: March 4 to April 15 | 6 to 8:30 pm MT
Silent Retreat: Saturday, April 3, 2021 | 10 am to 2 pm MT

Online Format:

Participation will be via your computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux), with interactive audio, video and chat through the Zoom platform.  You can download Zoom here. We strongly recommend testing your camera and microphone before the first session. A strong, reliable, high speed internet connection is required for this course.

Online 8-Week MBSR Program with Külli Yee

Course Cost: $450

April 18th, 2021 to June 13th, 2021

Please Note: Refunds are not provided once the course has started.

Are you struggling with managing stress while juggling increasing demands at home or work, or perhaps dealing with chronic pain or health challenges, or just wanting to address a nagging sense of dissatisfaction? If so, this course may be for you. Through practicing a series of mindfulness-based exercises and strategies under expert supervision, participants will learn to manage stress and enhance overall well-being. This MBSR course is designed by the School of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts and has been extensively researched and field tested for several decades.

Schedule

Intake interviews (via telephone): ongoing prior to start of class


Sunday Mornings
Orientation Session: April 18th | 10:00 am – 11:30 am PST
Sessions 1 – 8: April 25th to June 13th | 9:00 am – 11:30 am PST
Silent Retreat: Saturday, June 5th | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm PST

Online Format:

Participation will be via your computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux), with interactive audio, video and chat through the Zoom platform.  You can download Zoom here. We strongly recommend testing your camera and microphone before the first session. A strong, reliable, high speed internet connection is required for this course.

Online Mindfulness Program for Women Experiencing Difficulty in Sexual Function and Genital Pain

Course Cost: $450

April 7, 2021 to May 26, 2021

Many workplace insurance plans may cover the cost of this program – please reach out to the instructor for more details at mindfulsjl@gmail.com

Please Note: Refunds are not provided once the course has started.

Sue Lawerence (Nurse Practitioner) and Lucy Weninger (Mindfulness Educator) will be offering this 8-week MBCT based program for women experiencing challenge in sexual interest, sexual arousal and genital pain. Program developed by UBC Sexual Health Lab.

Are you one of the 15-31% of women whom are experiencing impairment in sexual desire, sexual arousal and/or genital pain? Female sexual dysfunction can affect one or more domains of one’s sexuality and can include desire, arousal, orgasm and pain. Healthy sexuality is an integral component of quality of life and influences general well-being, self-esteem and relationship satisfaction. This 8-week group program is supported by a growing body of research and combines mindfulness based cognitive therapy with psycho-education on women’s sexuality and sexual response.

Schedule

Intake interviews (via telephone): ongoing prior to start of class

Wednesday Evenings
April 7, 2021 to May 26, 2021 | 6:00 – 8:30 pm PST

Online Format:

Participation will be via your computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux), with interactive audio, video and chat through the Zoom platform.  You can download Zoom here. We strongly recommend testing your camera and microphone before the first session. A strong, reliable, high speed internet connection is required for this course.