Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness is a non-judgmental way of paying attention in the present moment, with kindness and curiosity. This helps us relate differently to life experiences and impacts how we show up for the challenges and joys of life. It opens us to the possibility for change, breaking habitual patterns and living from a place of response rather than reaction.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an intensive 8-week evidence based, experiential program that provides participants with effective tools for coping with stress and improving their own health and well-being.

Research on mindfulness-based training consistently demonstrates positive outcomes associated with increased self-awareness, emotional and attention regulation; reduction in symptoms for various physical and behavioural health conditions including anxiety, depression and chronic pain; and positive changes in risk factors that may lead to more serious chronic ailments.

Learn to mobilize your inner resources to facilitate healing, learning, growth, enhance self care, and make positive shifts in attitudes, behaviours and relationships.

This highly participatory and supportive program offers:

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching and mindful movement
  • Teaching and discussion
  • Home practices to enhance awareness in everyday life
    * commitment to weekly attendance and home practice (45min/day) is required

Come explore how mindfulness can support you in living life more fully and cultivate a deeper awareness, presence, openness and connection in your life.

When: 8 Thursdays – May 7 to June 25 from 6:30-9:00pm
Plus all day retreat Sat. June 6 from 9:00am-4:00pm

Where: Helga Beer Yoga Studio (202-1600 Bay St, near Shelbourne)

Fee: $495

If you would like to attend, please follow these 2 registration steps:

  1. Please click here to enter your registration info online
  2. Confirm your registration by making payment. You can call the office with your credit card information (250-383-2626) or send an etransfer to scurran@elementscentre.ca (security question: what are we practicing? / answer: mindfulness)
About the instructor:

Stephanie Curran is a long-time practitioner of meditation and leads a variety of mindfulness classes in our community.
Click here to read more about Stephanie’s training and background.

“You have such a beautiful, calm, grounding presence and your voice is so soothing.  I really enjoyed the workshop. I’ve found the mindfulness awareness trickling into my everyday life these past two weeks which has been really cool.”

JC, spring session participant (2019)