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 and focuses on the use of mindfulness for managing everyday stressors related to work, health, relationships, and other concerns. Read more about the MBSR program here.

This program meets weekly on Monday evenings for eight weeks following an introductory orientation session (for a total of nine weeks), and also includes a full-day meditation retreat the weekend after the sixth session.

This course is offered in English.

Cost : $600
Insurance receipts are available.

What to expect when signing-up:
When you click register you’ll be taken to our Mindbody Online site where you’ll be asked to create an account and provide some basic information. Once you’ve completed that process you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a questionnaire to help us ensure you’re a good fit for the program. Once the course facilitator has reviewed your info they will get in touch and confirm your suitability.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ or contact us.

Instructors


Dr. Joe Flanders

Dr. Joe Flanders is the founder and director of MindSpace and an assistant professor in the McGill University Psychology Department. Dr. Flanders offers Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to individuals, groups, and organizations. Dr. Flanders works with clients in English and in French.

Amy Dhindsa

Amy was trained as a mindfulness teacher for both the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programs through the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto, Canada. Her interest in mindfulness practices was ignited in her teens as a track and field enthusiast and continues to this day. She has a particular interest in bringing mindfulness practices, both the sitting aspects and the moving aspects (through dance) to the full age span she works with, in her mindfulness work and her speech therapy offerings.

Andrew Rose

Andrew has been practicing meditation since 2002, having studied mainly in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition before becoming interested in the clinical applications of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. In addition to guiding meditation every weekday at Presence for almost two years, he completed the teacher training intensive in MBSR with the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in 2018, and is currently mentoring under Dr. Joe Flanders at Mindspace towards official qualification as a facilitator.