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Mindfulness based stress reduction (BREV 1000)

 

 

Course Name

 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

 

Course Description

 

In the course of day-to-day life, we can all too easily become lost in our thoughts or distractions and miss out on what is around us and what is truly important in our lives. Mindfulness is a practice of “paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, without judging”. Developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, this is an 8-week course that offers guided mindfulness practices to help practitioners reconnect with the present moment.

 

 

Subject Code

 

BREV 1000

 

 

Learning Objectives

 

By the end of this course, students will:

  • be familiar with guided medication practices including
    • body scan meditation;
    • sitting meditation with mindfulness of breath, body sensations, emotional energy and thought;
    • mindful movement;
    • gentle hatha yoga practiced with Mindful awareness of the body; and
    • walking meditation.
  • be aware of personal stress reactivity and resilience; and
  • develop a plan for home practice.

 

 

Tuition

 

$350.00

 

There is no textbook for this course; course materials will be provided in class.

 

 

Pre-requisite

 

 

There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

 

Course Content

 

Topics covered include:

  • principles of mindfulness;
  • meditation practices;
  • the benefits of meditation;
  • stress reactivity and resilience; and
  • practical application of mindfulness in daily living.

 

 

Learning Resources

 

Participants are advised to bring a yoga mat, and to wear comfortable clothing.

 

 

Instruction Method

 

 

This course is delivered in a classroom environment.

 

Assignments

 

Home practice is required and optimizes the benefits of mindfulness practice.

 

 

Grading

 

This course is assessed on a Mastery/Non-mastery basis.

 

 

Completion Timeframe

 

2 months (32 hours) from course start date

 

 

Registration and Course Start

 

Registration is easy: simply call CE Registration at 604-527-5472 and quote the CRN (below) for the session you are interested in. Payment of the tuition fee must accompany registration.

 

Instructions on how to access your course materials will be emailed to you by the Program Assistant within five (5) business days prior to your chosen course start date.

 

2019 Dates to be posted as offerings become available.

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