For Caregivers and for all of us!
As a caregiver or family member, you may be experiencing high levels of stress which can be associated with physical and emotional health problems. Indeed, there may be other reasons you are experiencing stress. We all know that life is stressful. If you are not a caregiver at the moment, you either have been in the past, or likely will be in the future.
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.
Course participation is covered by OHIP.
$100 fee includes all materials and refreshments.
$55 fully refundable deposit if no sessions are missed.
To learn more or to register:
Call Michelle Martinez at 416-386-9761.
Upcoming Session for 2019
The course consists of:
Mandatory Orientation on Thursday September 26, 2019 at 1:00pm (Pre-registration is required.)
Eight Thursday afternoons, October 10 to December 5, 2019 (No class Nov. 21.2019) from 1:15 pm – 3:45 pm
One Day of Mindfulness on Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
All sessions are held at Toronto Memory Program
1 Valleybrook Drive, Suite 402,
Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2S7
Facilitator Dr. Ellen Buchman, MD, CCFP, FCFP is a Family Physician with special interest in dementia and mindfulness-based practices. She is a CFM Qualified MBSR Teacher and a lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.