The Mindfulness Program is offered with varying start dates throughout the year. All Mindfulness Programs are conducted by Dr. Adam Bletsoe and consist of learning meditation techniques and mindfulness skills used in daily life. Sessions meet in small groups (12-20 people) for 2 hours a week over 12 weeks. During that time you will be gently guided through the process in a way where you will experience and learn from it.
Attendees learn the importance of living in the moment, and how this relates to suffering less pain, improving resilience to stress and improving results in their lives. Mindfulness assists in remaining calmer and more controlled despite the challenges of everyday life, such as when interacting with family, friends, colleagues, employers and others. This can change the intensity of stress and pain, both emotional and physical, in a very positive way. Consistent attendance is required to remain in the course (missing more than two classes will strongly hinder your results).
ABOUT THE SESSIONS
Classes typically run for 2 hours with a 10 minute break in the middle. We facilitate an open, honest, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. We try to accommodate as many special needs as we can during class. Space permitting, you are welcome to bring your own chair, pillow or other assistive device which will make the class experience as comfortable as possible. Animal assistants are welcome.
Every Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
Community Centre 55 at 97 Main St, Toronto, ON M4E 2V6.
First time participants regular registration fee = $495
Alumni/repeat participants = $360
Payment plans available – Divide the full fee by 3 and we’ll charge you monthly to your credit card or by cheque.
· Book: The Mindfulness Solution to Pain: Step-by-Step Techniques for Chronic Pain Management by Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix
· Audio Recordings of all the meditations needed for the course.
What our Alumni are saying:
“I feel true emotional and physical relief.”
“I am more able to deal with major life stresses like work, parenthood and relationships.”
“I’ve experienced a staggering reduction in headaches.”
“I have more energy and emotional space for family and friends.”
“I use meditation for pain and sleep management.”
“I have learned how to listen to my inner voice.”
“I have learned how to control the anxieties of everyday life.”
Our Alumni noticed the following as a result of our Mindfulness Program:
Accepting of change | Less medication | Felt lighter and smiling more | Able to slow down | More productive Found my place in life | Less reactive | More conscious living | More aware | Less negative | Relationships do not define me | Make time for myself | More self-acceptance