Imagine living with a greater sense of ease, more peace in life, resilient, able to deal with stress effectively and with less anxiety. MBSR is the program that cultivates that skill. Traditionally an eight week program, but this week retreat will include all of the curriculum in a condensed time frame, allowing you to deepen your practice through the week and decide what form of mindfulness suits you best.
Mindfulness is a way of relating to whatever is happening in your life that invites us to be present moment to moment. This MBSR program incorporates an educational component with the experiential learning of mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga, in a way that enables individuals to bring what they are learning into their daily lives. There are no negative side effects but lots of positive ones including:
Reduced anxiety & panic feelings Increased coping with feelings of depression, anger, or other strong emotions Improved sleep patterns Improved immune sytem Lower blood pressure Opening doors to new ways of `seeing’ Increased ability to manage chronic pain Taking time just for you Understanding how stress manifests physically and emotionally
MBSR was developed by Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn in 1979. Since then it has been offered at over 200 clinics around the world and has been researched in medical settings with over 40 peer-reviewed articles in scientific literature. Hundreds of doctors refer their patients to this program when medicine is not able to meet all their needs in dealing with life issues such as chronic pain, stress related conditions and emotional turmoil. It can be a compliment to modern medicine.
This week will balance time between learning new skills, group discussions, and plenty of free time to relax and enjoy the natural setting here.
Liz Frost M.A. Ed is a certified yoga teacher and psychotherapist. Liz is so passionate about mindfulness that she created Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre where she lives with her husband and son. She has participated in professional training by Jon Kabat Zinn and Saki Santorelli of the Centre for Mindfulness.
When Sunday January 4 – Friday January 9, 2015
Cost $930 + HST including shared accommodation, meals & materials
$1430 + HST private accommodation, meals & materials
$495 + HST for workshop, meals, materials and staying offsite
Contact Liz at 866-609-1793 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.