Mindfulness & MBSR

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

This course will teach you to relate to and work with whatever is happening in your life, to take charge of your life, and to do something for yourself that no one else can do for you – to consciously and systematically work with your own stress and pain, and the challenges and demands of everyday life.

Taught by Lee Smith, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist

COURSE DATES:  To Be Announced
Every Thursday from March 26 – May 14, 2020
6:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
plus Saturday, May 2 from 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Sessions will be at the Guild Hall, St. John’s Church
99 Brock Street
Peterborough, ON


Course Fee: $400.00. Each student receives a copy of the revised edition of Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Check for coverage by your extended health plan.

About Mindfulness

Mindfulness has recently become a huge focus for research. Its application to living well and healthily seems to be limitless. Research shows that mindfulness helps where stress and illness interact (as with heart disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal problems, inflammatory and immunological disorders) and is an underpinning to emotional intelligence and happiness.

The following are brief articles about Mindfulness that have appeared in the Peterborough Examiner in the bi-weekly column, ‘This Being Human’:

From CBC’s The National
Canadians battling depression and anxiety are increasingly trying meditation as a treatment option. But can it really cultivate mental health?
Watch this video segment: Meditation and Mental Health

Jon Kabat-Zinn talking to Google on Mindfulness