The Winnipeg Teachers’ Association is pleased to be able to offer Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, an 8-week course, to 25 of its members, starting in January 2017.
The 25 spots will be randomly drawn from names received by January 16 at 9 am. Information on how to enter your name can be found here.
From the Canadian Mental Health Association Website:
“The practice of meditation is used to help people learn to focus awareness on body sensations, thoughts, and emotions in a nonjudgmental way. Through this practice, a person is given the opportunity to explore their inner world of mind/body, recognize and mobilize their inner psychological resources and take better care of the self.
The course is modelled on the program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre.
The course consists of eight weekly classes and one day-long class (usually on a Saturday). It is designed to introduce Mindfulness practice as a way of reducing stress and developing greater balance, control, and fuller participation in your life. Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life, including the challenges of stress, pain, illness and everyday demands.
In the course, you will practice skills to improve your ability to let go of the past, worry less about your future, and live more fully in the present. The course includes guided mindfulness meditations and mindful stretching/movement. All instruction is modified for each individual’s needs. You are provided with daily assignments contained in two guided meditation CDs and weekly handouts. Courses are taught by trained instructors from a variety of professional backgrounds.”