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September 2018

Mindful Self Compassion 8 week course

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - November 14 @ 8:30 pm
Melrose United Church, 86 Homewood Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario L8P2M2 Canada
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September 26, 2018 - November 14, 2018        Retreat  October 27 9:30-1:30 Melrose United Church, 86 Homewood Avenue Hamilton, Ontario L8P2M2 Canada + Google Map mindfulselfcompassionhamilton.ca Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically-supported, 8-week, training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the groundbreaking research of Kristin Neff and the clinical expertise of Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their lives with kindness, care and understanding. The three key components of…

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October 2018

8-Week MBSR Course – Oakville, October 9, 2018

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - December 4 @ 9:00 pm

The 8 week, 9 session MBSR curriculum is based on an intensive training in mindfulness meditation. Embedded within the context of Mind/Body and Integrative Medicine, the MBSR curriculum focuses on the cultivation of both 'formal and 'informal' mindfulness practices as a foundation  for psychological and emotional resilience that can be utilized across your entire life. Two decades of published research indicate that the majority of people who complete this course experience: Reduced stress, anxiety and depression Improvements with pain, tiredness…

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Community Yoga Social

October 13 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Hamilton Family Health Team, 123 James St N, second floor
Hamilton, Canada
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Experience a retreat day of yoga, meditation, and reflection. Event supports Student Open Circles. This community based event will give you the opportunity to learn more about yoga, meditation, and reflective practices. 100% of the proceeds from your ticket are going towards servicing volunteer groups in our community and supporting students in their positive mental health, personal discovery, and leadership development. Full or half day option available. For more information on schedule and tickets:  www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/student-open-circles/events/yogasocial2018/ www.facebook.com/events/290554488407915/ www.StudentOpenCircles.com  

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Discovering Resilience Through Applied Mindfulness (DRAM) 1: Foundations of Mindfulness: Historical Origins and Contemporary Practice

October 13 @ 9:00 am - October 14 @ 4:30 pm
McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South,
Hamilton, Ontario Canada
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$3 – $400

Through this course, participants will: • Identify the knowledge and skills necessary to begin a mindfulness practice • Experience basic mindfulness meditation practices • Explore strategies that support reflection of self in relation to our work and personal lives • Identify opportunities to integrate basic mindfulness practices and strategies into our lives About the Course: Mindfulness is the skill of paying attention to the present moment as it unfolds without judgment, and is both a practice and a way of…

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November 2018

Developing Resilience through Applied Mindfulness (DRAM) 2: The Neuroscience of Mindfulness

November 16 @ 9:00 am - November 17 @ 4:30 pm

Through this course, participants will: • Gain an understanding of basic neuroscience in relation to mindfulness • Explore the impact of neuroscience research on our understanding of mindfulness, compassion, self-regulation and attunement • Experience mindfulness practices designed to deepen our body-brain integration • Discuss the practical application of compassion and attunement in personal and professional life About the Course: Neuroscience is providing new insights into how our brain functions and influences how we think, feel, act, learn and change. New…

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Wakeful Retreat – 1-Day Semi-Silent Mindfulness Retreat – Oakville, November 17, 2018

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join mindfulness and self-care teacher, Kate Kerr for this semi-silent 1-day retreat and learn how to practice mindfulness & discover powerful strategies to live a more conscious and successful life. The benefits you'll walk away with include understanding and managing your mind better, reducing stress, responding more skillfully in challenging situations, increasing focus, having stronger mental resilience and learning the tools you need to practice mindfulness anytime, anywhere. This unique one day retreat includes the following: Inviting and inspiring talk on mindfulness,…

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