WELCOME TO MBI

 

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C.A.R.E / MBI GUIDELINES

C -CONFIDENTIAL
This course is facilitated by an MD. Each class is treated with doctor patient confidentiality. Group discussions are not to be spoken outside of class.

A - ACKNOWLEDGEMENT & ACCEPTANCE
This course is about acknowledgement first moving towards acceptance.

R- RESPECT
We are all dealing with stress. Acknowledging, we all suffer in our own way without judgement.

E- EMPATHY
There will be common themes shared and many emotions will come up. We can show empathy by beginning to appreciate one another.

 
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Mindfulness is about developing our ability to pay attention to the present moment; just as it is, without judgement. Much of our stress and pain is caused by our regrets about the past, worries about the future or judgements about the present. When we connect with the present moment, we become aware of these habitual thought patterns. This enables us to create new, healthier ways of responding to life’s challenges.

Mindfulness is not religious—anyone, with any belief system, can enjoy its benefits.

MINDFULNESS CAN:

+ increase personal and professional resilience
+ reduce the negative effects of stress
+ assist with a variety of conditions including anxiety, depression and chronic pain
+ reduce the negative effects of stress
+ teach you how to manage your pain and suffering

Clinical trials are showing evidence that mindfulness interventions can reduce emotional and physical pain, without negative side effects.

OUR PARTICIPANTS LEARN:

+ the principles of mindfulness meditation and how being in the present moment relates to experiencing less emotional physical pain

Courses subsidized by OHIP with Physician’s referral.

 
 
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We are not trying to actively achieve a state of deep relaxation or any other state for that matter while practicing mindfulness. But interestingly, by opening to an awareness of how things actually are in the present moment, we often taste very deep states of relaxation and well-being, both of body and mind, even in the face of extraordinary difficulties.  —Jon Kabat-Zinn

 
 
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