Monday, August 10, 2009

Power of Paying Attention: Healing & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program

Flyer: The Power of Paying Attention: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program at The Art of Life Health CentreFlyer: The Power of Paying Attention: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program
2009 © Radical Growth: The Practice of Mindfulness

Whether you’re doing great or facing challenges, you can be more effective!
Reduce stress, improve health, happiness, and personal performance. Enjoy work and life more.
This program will help you do just that!
Lou Carcasole, B.Sc, M.B.A, M.Ed

What: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program
Duration: 8-week course
Instructor: Lou Carcasole, B.Sc, M.B.A, M.Ed
Starts: Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Ends: November 25, 2009
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: The Art of Life Health Centre,
885 Don Mills, Suite121, Toronto, ON M3C 1V9
(Don Mills and Eglinton)
entrance from Wynford Dr. and Gervais Dr.

Stress as you know is a killer. It prevents us from being our most effective selves, and it destroys our well-being.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program is a meditation based program for learning healthier ways of confronting life's challenges resulting in a reduction of the amount of stress in one's life. It is NOT A STRESS MANAGEMENT technique. Over time one notices that things that use to stress them don't do so as much or at all any more.
It can be especially helpful to those who experience: anxiety and depression; chronic pain and illness; cardiac disease; the demands of care giving; life threatening illness; grief; spiritual emptiness and difficulty finding balance in current cultural lifestyles. Mindfulness practice teaches us to break old harmful patterns and develop positive attitudes and healthy behaviors. It is the practice of living more fully present in each moment.
This course is modelled on the program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and is guided by Lou Carcasole, (B.Sc., MBA, M.Ed.) who began practicing Mindfulness in 1987, trained with Kabat-Zinn, and has been teaching it for over ten years.

Whether you want to perform at a higher level or learn how to cope with stress, pain and suffering - this course is for you.

MBSR 8-week course starts on Wednesday, October 7th at 7:30 pm.

For more information or to register please call (416) 449-6747 or e-mail at Jon Kabat-Zinn leads a session on Mindfulness Meditation at Google
Google: November 12, 2007

links: The Power of Paying Attention
If you want to be happy, pay attention.
by Laura Rowley
Posted April 30, 2009 University of Massachusetts Medical School: Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society
Health Canada: Selected Programs and Tools: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Supporting Self-Care: The Contribution of Nurses and Physicians

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