Mindfulness - Based Stress Reduction for Caregivers
Are you caring for a loved one?
As a caregiver or family member, you may be experiencing high levels of stress which can be associated with physical and emotional health problems.
Our mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) curriculum is based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This behavioural medicine program is designed to teach effective methods of coping with stress in order to allow individuals to improve their own health and well-being.
Mindfulness is a non-judgmental way of paying attention in the present moment and may increase the ability to accept that which cannot be changed, reduce emotional reactivity, and reduce negative thinking.
Through training in mindfulness mediation and gentle mindful movement, you will learn how to use your innate resources and abilities to respond to stress more effectively and with greater calm and clarity.
The course rate is $199 and includes all materials.
To learn more or to register:
Call Michelle Martinez at 416-386-9761.
Upcoming Session for 2013
The course consists of:
8 Thursday sessions as follows:
11:30 – 4pm May 30 – July 18, 2013
PLUS: Saturday July 6/13 Day of Mindfulness
All sessions are held at Toronto Memory Program
1 Valleybrook Drive, Suite 402,
Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2S7
Dr. Ellen Buchman, MD, CCFP, FCFP is a Family Physician with special interest in dementia and mindfulness-based practices. She is a lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.