Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction –  Fall 2021 Session

Please note that this session is being offered online via The Ontario Telehealth Network and Zoom.  There may be the possibility of One In-person group on Monday evenings.

The MBSR program includes:

  • An individual interview before the start of the program
  • Nine 3-hour weekly sessions, plus one 1/2-day weekend retreat if online (10 sessions in total)
  • Small groups of 12-14 people
  • Homework – approximately one hour every day, six days a week.  This includes 30-45 minutes of practice of mindfulness techniques plus 15 minutes of reading and written assignments to be completed during the week.
  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle structure and mindful movement
  • Self-inquiry exercises to cultivate awareness in daily life
  • Group participation and dialogue
  • Individualized feedback

 

Dates and times for the 2021 Spring session will be as follows:

Monday Evenings, 5:30 – 8:30 pm – DELIVERY FORMAT TO BE DETERMINED (onine or in-person)
October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
Please note October 11th is Thanksgiving Monday.

Thursday Afternoons, 1:30 – 4:30 pm – ONLINE ONLY
October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2

Thursday Evenings, 7:00 – 10:00 pm – ONLINE ONLY
October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2

 

The Fall 2021 program will be taking place online only via The Ontario Telehealth Network and Zoom, in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.  At present, we are uncertain as to whether the Monday Group of the Fall 2021 session will be held in person or online.

If you would like to add your name to our contact list, please email our office at  info@heidiwalk.com.  Please include your telephone number(s) and indicate your first two group choices.  Please indicate if you want an in-person or online session or are available for either delivery format.  Invitations for available places will be sent over the next few months.   If you do not receive an invitation, your name will be forwarded to the list for the next available session.

An individual intake interview will be arranged to confirm that this program is suitable for your needs.  Due to a high volume of interest in the program, there is currently an approximate 1-2 month wait before we are able to schedule your intake interview. Your patience is appreciated.

Please note that this is a psycho-therapeutic program designed to help manage medical and/or psychological symptoms of stress, anxiety and related disorders.   This is not a general interest course.

For a referral for Dr. Walk’s program, please have a medical practitioner fill out the form below.

http://heidiwalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/MBSR-Referral-form-1.docx

Please contact info@heidiwalk.com for more information and to add your name to the Fall 2021 list.