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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.







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


Retreat fee: $50.00






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.




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





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.


Fall 2020

Start Date CRN
Deadline to Register
 TBD  provided by dept  TBD

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