Enhance Your Well-being with the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program

MBSR is an Internationally Acclaimed Program Supported by More than 30 Years of Empirical Research

This 8-week program offered in Kelowna helps you better manage life challenges.

If you're looking for a research-based program to help you create a greater sense of inner peace, focus, and balance in your life, you've come to the right place.

Life is likely quite challenging if you struggle with difficult emotions, low self-esteem, or physical pain.

Whether you’re managing reasonably well in your life or are trying to cope with high stress, anxiety, physical pain, or other challenges, the MBSR program can help.

The MSBR program assists you in developing more resilience. It aims to help you enhance your overall mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

The MSBR Program Can be Beneficial if:

  • You struggle with anxiety, chronic worry or fears

  • You have bouts of depression
  • You have difficulty coping with intense emotions
  • You have a chronic illness
  • You feel overwhelmed by the demands of your life
  • You want to take better care of yourself
  • You want to learn how mindfulness can help you

MBSR Helps You Live Life with More Ease, Clarity and Kindness

The MBSR program can help you understand, not just intellectually but from the inside out, how mindfulness supports you as you maneuver through your daily life.

With practice, difficult emotions and unwanted patterns of behaving will shift. You'll approach life's challenges with more compassion, focus, and creativity.

MBSR will help you cultivate openness and curiosity and to trust your inner wisdom.

MBSR can also help you significantly improve your relationships with others.

You'll find that you're more present in your relationships, more aware of how you interact with people, and able to cultivate a greater understanding and acceptance of yourself and others.


MBSR is World Renowned by Scientists and Practitioners Alike

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn developed MBSR at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He defines mindfulness as the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.

Tens of thousands of people worldwide have participated in the MSBR program over the past 3 decades.

There are thousands of studies showing the benefits of MBSR. It's the most researched method of mindfulness in existence.

The MBSR Program

The program consists of 8 weekly classes and a 7-hour retreat day.

It includes:

  • Teachings and discussions on the many facets of stress and how MBSR helps to alleviate it
  • Experiential activities to deepen your understanding of your distinct stress patterns
  • Guided instruction in a variety of beneficial mindfulness practices
  • Daily homework consisting of guided mindfulness practices and short assignments

My Skills and Training as Both an MBSR Teacher and a Psychotherapist Can Be of Great Benefit to You...

I bring my 20-years of experience and skills as a therapist to help you explore and understand your experiences in a more profound way.

I create a safe, supportive and deeply engaging experiential learning environment to help you achieve the maximum benefit.

I'll support and guide you as you navigate the challenges, insights, and discoveries that arise during this intense and fantastic program. 

If psychological or emotional issues come up during the program (as they sometimes do), I'll be there to help you through them.

Through consistent and sustained almost daily yoga and mindfulness practice, I have come to deeply understand and revere the practices and concepts offered in the MBSR program.

I would delight in sharing my knowledge with you.

If you're looking to create more ease in your life and learn highly effective tools for managing stress and other challenges, this program is for you.

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Brenda Forster

M. Ed., R.C.C.
Kelowna, BC

Contact

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