Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course in English in Quebec City

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course in English in Quebec City

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in Quebec City’s first English Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course!  The course is based on the original MBSR course developed by the inspirational and world-renowned Jon Kabat-Zinn.  

The course consists of 8 weekly 2-hour meetings beginning Tuesday, April 11th and ending Tuesday, May 30th.  Courses will be held from 7 – 9 pm at CEGEP Champlain – St. Lawrence (790 Nérée-Tremblay, room 188).  The registration deadline is Friday, March 31st.

 Mindfulness is understood as the moment-by-moment awareness of all experience without judgement.  Research suggests that the regular integration of mindful awareness in our daily lives can reduce psychological distress and improve overall well-being. Specific benefits include: stress reduction, reduced rumination, improved working memory and focus, reduced emotional reactivity, improved relationship satisfaction, and greater cognitive flexibility.  

Since its inception in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, mindfulness programs have grown and are now flourishing as some of the most sought-after interventions from among what is known as “third wave” psychotherapy.  While initially developed to help individuals better manage stress and reduce stress-related symptoms and disorders, benefits have been clearly demonstrated in individuals seeking relief from anxiety and mood disorders, chronic pain, eating disorders, cancer, anger problems, and relationship difficulties.  Possible benefits for other problems are also under investigation.  

Courses are taught by Dr. Meagan Daley, Ph.D of Mindful Ways Quebec and the Clinique de psychologie et d’insomnie.  Dr. Daley is a clinical psychologist with almost 20 years of combined post-secondary teaching, clinical and public speaking experience.  She has been integrating mindfulness notions into her private practice for years and has witnessed the multiple benefits enjoyed by her clients.  

To register, call 418-456-1368 or visit: http://www.quebecpleineconscience.ca/

For more information about MBSR, its roots and its benefits, visit:  http://exploreim.ucla.edu/mind-body/the-benefits-of-mindfulness-meditation/ 

Meagan Daley, Ph.D.
831 Ave Marguerite Bourgeoys, suite #201
Québec, Québec,
G1S 3W5



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