Weekly programs

FROM STRESS TO WELLBEING
8-week course starting on Wednesday, March 6, 2019
from 7:30 to 9 pm.

Stress reduction defines what we do not want: Stress

But we also need a positive goal, and we need to envision and clarify the goal we do want. When we leave the house in the morning, we know where we want to go.
Getting out of the house is not our only ambition.
This course addressess both sides of the equation—what we want (wellbeing) as well as what we wish to avoid (stress).
During this course, we will learn a basic 5-minute meditation that can be done anywhere.We will also become familiar with three kinds of meditation:

  1. Breath Meditation
    2. Positivity Meditation (Loving Kindness, Gratitude, Compassion)
    3. Choiceless Awareness (Observe thoughts, emotions, and sensations as they come and go while staying where you are, in the here-and-now.

We will understand stress better—how we turn pressure into stress, and how mind-wandering promotes stress.
‘Mind-Wandering’ is the Brain’s Default Mode. It kicks in within moments as we relax our concentration. It takes us away from the here-and-now, and usually toward the future. It takes us away from the task at hand, often toward negative possibilities. Studies show that our minds wander nearly half the time.

MINDFULNESS helps us reduce the time our minds spend wandering. With mindfulness, we can also learn to avoid following the wandering mind around.

Each session will include one or two practice periods, time for questions and sharing, and time for discussing problems that come up.

Q/A: I will have to miss one session. Should I still take the course?

Not everyone manages to attend all 8 sessions! Illness, work and family obligations often get in the way. We deal with this by having a summry of each session as a handout. There is often a review as well.

Is there still room in the course? Yes. When the course is full, it will be announced prominently on this page.

English or French? The course is bilingual. Each person speaks in her language of choice, and the teaching is in both languages. If after the first session you find that it does not work for you because of language issues, your deposit is refunded.

Please sign up early! It is not rare to get half a dozen requests during the last week.This makes things difficult, as space is limited. Please send a 100 dollar deposit to:

Joseph Emet

43 De Breslay ave.
Pointe-Claire, Qc. H9S 4M8
This is also the location of the course.
The total fee for the course is 200 dollars.
Inquire about discounts for second-timers and full time students.