Mindfullness Workshop

An eight week program offering an introduction to meditation
and an approach to working with stress, pain, and illness

I attended this workshop in Victoria with Beth Trotter last spring and cannot say enough good things about it.  The course is modelled after the Stress Reduction and Relaxation Program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre. 

Mindfulness meditation is a practice which involves cultivating a gentle, caring, nonjudgemental awareness toward all of our experiences moment-to-moment. It can help us reconnect with our inner resources of acceptance, calm and insight even in the face of difficulty. This can be helpful to those of us living with stress from work, our relationships, our healing of childhood wounds, our mid-life transitions, our chronic pain or illness. During the course you will learn a variety of mindfulness meditation techniques based on paying attention to your breath, physical sensations, thoughts and feelings.

Eight week mindfullness stress reduction course: The program consists of eight two hour sessions once a week and one full day retreat. It allows each person to explore their individual experience with group support, but it is not a therapy group.

New class begins: Tuesday March 23rd ~  7:15 – 9:15 pm
Full Day Retreat : Sunday May 9
Location: Wilna Thomas Cultural Centre at Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus

Cost: $375 (some subsidies available) including pre-course telephone interview, audio cds and handouts

Registration: To register send $50 non-refundable deposit to Beth Trotter, 25 Dock St.,
Victoria, BC, V8V 1Z9. Class size is limited so please register early.

Facilitator: Beth Trotter, M.A., Registered Clinical Counsellor, has practised in the Buddhist Vipassana tradition for twenty years and has been a psychotherapist in private practice over the past eighteen years. She brings a commitment to creating a safe, supportive and respectful learning environment. She also brings her experience of working in a meditative way with her own chronic fatigue syndrome and historical trauma.

For further information please call Beth Trotter at (250) 386-7805 or
visit the website www.bethtrotter.com

 

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