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This program has recently started, but it still may be possible to register if only the orientation class has been missed. Please calling us at 514-481-0317‬‬ to inquire, and fill out the form below to be added to our waiting list.
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week introduction to mindfulness via guided meditation, group dialogue, and home practice. This program is based on the MBSR curriculum developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Participants will develop new skills to help manage stress with calm and equanimity, live in the present moment, and appreciate everyday moments of pleasure and joy.

This class is offered in French.

This program meets weekly on Thursday nights for eight weeks following an introductory orientation session, and also includes a full-day meditation retreat the weekend after the seventh session. Please note the retreat takes place at the Mindspace Westmount studio.

Cost : $600

Instructors


Manon Breton

A psychology graduate, addiction responder, and a palliative care attendant, her work focuses on supporting growth in humans and their unlimited capacities. She gives mindfulness therapeutic individual sessions and provides workshops in businesses, prisons, schools, and hospitals, as well as individual mindfulness training. Manon works in English and French.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Should I take MBSR or MBCT?

    MBSR is open to anyone who is interested in decreasing stress and learning a new way of relating skillfully to their experience. It is not recommended for individuals with recurrent clinical anxiety or depression, but rather is meant to help improve management of everyday stressors (e.g., work, relationships, health).

    In contrast, MBCT is designed specifically to help prevent relapse in individuals who have struggled with acute/clinical anxiety or depression. If you’ve been treated for an anxiety disorder or for one ore more depressive episodes in the past, and are ready to learn new skills for preventing further episodes, MBCT is for you.

    MBSR and MBCT teachers will confirm participant eligibility at the mandatory orientation session one week prior to the start of the program.

  • Do I need to know anything about mindfulness or meditation to take your courses?

    No, Intro to Mindfulness, Individual Training and our MBSR program are ideal places to start, but all our programs are suitable for people with no experience in meditation or mindfulness. MBCT is designed specifically for individuals recovering from recurrent clinical anxiety or depression.

  • Why do I have to attend an orientation session prior to starting the group?

    Mindspace wants to make sure that each participant has a good experience in the MBSR, MBCT or MSC program. The orientation session provides a chance for you to see for yourself what the program is about, so that you can make an informed decision. Likewise, if the instructor determines that MBSR, MBCT or MSC may not be the right fit at the right time for you, we’ll make sure to orient you toward the best alternative.