Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Led by Dr. Patricia Dobkin, certified MBSR instructor (Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society) and co-author of the book: Mindful Medical Practitioners. A Guide for Clinicians and Educators (Springer International Publishing; 2016). This course is part of a funded study at the University of Sherbrooke (with Dr. Gilles Boire, Rheumatologist) to help patients with arthritis cope better. See video below for more details (in French).

October 27 - December 15, 2017

Friday, October 27; 4:00-6:30 pm
Friday, November 3, 10, 17, 24; 4:00-6:30 pm
Friday, December 1, 8, 15; 4:00-6:30 pm

Retreat Day: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10:00 am — 4:00 pm

Location:  Montreal Institute of Applied Mindfulness, 6000 chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, Suites #110-115, Montreal, Québec  H3S 1Z8. Tel.: 514.272.2832
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By metro: Côte-des-Neiges station

By bus: 161, 165 & (535) 
( ) Rush hour service only

Parking: Street parking is usually available.   

Cost: $600.00. Payable by cheque to McGill University. You will receive a receipt that may be honored by an insurance company, as Dr. Patricia Dobkin is a clinical psychologist and member of OPQ.

An 8-week program entitled “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction”(MBSR) will be offered to adults who live with chronic illness / stress and/or are health care professionals (physicians, nurses, psychologists) who care for people with mental and physical health problems. You will learn how to work effectively with stress, be it related to illness or working within the health care system.  By participating with others, engaged in similar challenges, you can bring to bear in your life both the uniting force of community and the solace and power of your own inner strength. In this way, you can actively encourage the healing process.

The program is modeled after the University of Massachusetts Medical School Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program, which has successfully helped thousands of people with various chronic illnesses for the past 31 years. This approach teaches you to become vividly aware of your breath, your body, and every aspect of your life so that you can consciously begin to take better care of yourself. It requires purposeful dedication on your part to develop and sustain a daily practice of meditation during the 8-week course.

As a MBSR course participant you will receive:

• instruction in mindfulness meditation and mindful yoga
• methods to enhance awareness in everyday life
• 26 hours of class time
• stress management techniques
• guided mindfulness CDs and a workbook for home practice
• support in a community of people who learn and practice together

MBSR is taught in both English and French. Pre-program interviews will be scheduled during September 2017.

If you are interested, please send us the completed registration form by angelica.todireanu [at] mcgill.ca (email) or mail (Programs in Whole Person Care, McGill University, Strathcona Anatomy & Dentistry Building, Room: M/5, Montreal, QC  H3A 0C7) and we will contact you to schedule a pre-course interview.

Registration Form  [.doc]

We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and bring a cushion and light blanket. You may also want to bring your own yoga mat.