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MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS MANAGEMENT (MBSM)

8-week course starting on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 7:30 to 9 pm.

Explore Joseph Emet’s book on Stress Reduction and Mindfulness
(with a Foreword by Thich Nhat Hanh) published by Penguin/Random House

SOME OF THE TOPICS IN THIS COURSE:
Learn a basic 5-minute meditation practice:
 These easy steps make it possible to practice meditation anywhere when you have a few minutes of free time.

Understand Stress: We do not all react to pressure the same way! Pressure is part of life. We turn it into stress by our attitude and with our self-talk.

Sleep Better: Joseph’s book on sleep (published by Penguin/Random House) has been translated into 11 languages and won the COVR award for the best self-help book of 2012. It has a foreword by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Stay Grounded in the Present: The various sources of stress, such as workplace, relationships, family, and time related stress do not affect us as much if we are grounded in the present moment and centred on our own needs.

Cultivate Positivity:  Negative emotions are sources of stress, although we are not always aware of this. Explore step-by-step processes for building a more positive mindset.

Live a Creative Life:  Value your insights, and let them guide your life!
Mindfulness makes it possible to live up to our inspired moments.

Practice Mood Regulation:  Notice the first signs of stress, before it builds up. More on this topic in Joseph’s latest book, Finding the Blue Sky (Penguin/Random house). Blue Sky has won the Nautilus award as one of the best self-help books of 2016.

Let go! Easy to say, ‘Drop it,’ but this is not always easy to do!

First step is to realize what you have been holding on to.
It is in meditation that we realize this.

Practice Creative Journaling: This is excellent way to avoid brooding and ruminating, for it helps you to move on.

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? It depends on the preferences of the participants. In the past some sessions have been in English, some in French, and there have also been bilingual sessions where each person spoke in her language of choice, and the teaching was 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.

Deposit checks will be refunded until the last week before the start of the course.