Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mindfulness Meditation MBSR Program Free Introductory Session January 17

mindfulness meditation MBSR program in Toronto, Lou Carcasole, art of life community health centre
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program
8-week MBSR course: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
Free Introductory Session - January 17, 2012
Instructor: Lou Carcasole, B.Sc, M.B.A, M.Ed

The Art of Life Community Health Centre

invites you to attend

Free Introductory Session

for 8-week MBSR course

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Time: 7:00 pm

Instructor: Lou Carcasole, B.Sc, M.B.A, M.Ed

Program that is designed for, and can be especially helpful to, those who experience:
  • anxiety and depression,
  • chronic pain and illness,
  • life threatening illness,
  • grief,
  • spiritual emptiness,
  • and difficulty finding balance in current cultural lifestyles.
Whether you want to expand your abilities or learn how to cope with stress, pain and suffering - this program is for you!

Where: The Art of Life Community Health Centre
Location: Suite 121, 885 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3C 1V9

(Don Mills and Eglinton)
Entrance to the free parking is from Gervais Drive via Wynford Drive

Get a map and/or directions:
Google Map: 885 Don Mills Road
At the North-East corner of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East

Taking public transit?
Take the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line to the Eglinton station and transfer to the Eglinton East (route 34) bus. Get off at Don Mills Road.
Or, take the Bloor-Danforth subway line to the Pape station and transfer to the Don Mills (route 25) bus. Get off at Wynford Drive.

Our neigbours are the Ontario Science Centre, Celestica International Inc. manufacturing site, and Don Mills Loblaw Real Canadian Superstore.

For information or to register please call (416) 449-6747
or send us an e-mail at office@theartlife.ca

Feel free to pass this on to friends and colleagues.

"Meditation is simply about being yourself and knowing about who that is. It is about coming to realize that you are on a path whether you like it or not, namely the path that is your life."
Jon Kabat-Zinn
from "Simple abundance: a daybook of comfort and joy", by Sarah Ban Breathnach, page 34

Prime Time: Love, Health, Sex, Fitness, Friendship, Spirit--Making the Most of All of Your Life

"I know meditation can actually develop new neural pathways in your brain that can help lead you away from depression and anxiety. Meditation is a human override of the production of stress hormones. I encourage you to explore the practice of mindful meditation..."
by Jane Fonda, p. 143

Globe and Mail: Stressed out? Try mindfulness meditation
"In a multi-year study, whose results were published last month in the Archives of General Psychiatry, Dr. Segal and a group of colleagues found that mindfulness meditation – the term they use is “mindfulness-based cognitive therapy” – was just as effective as antidepressants when it came to preventing depression relapse."
by Dave Mcginn

theartoflifecenter: Practice of Mindfulness: The Meditator as a Scientist
Part 1: Three Essential Qualities

A useful way to think about Mindfulness Meditation is to think of it in much the same way as you would think about any science. Because, in fact, that is exactly what it is. And, when you begin to practice Mindfulness Meditation, you are becoming a scientist.
by Lou Carcasole

theartoflifecenter: Practice of Mindfulness: The Meditator as a Scientist
Part 2: The Road to New Type of Learning

However, there is another type of learning which is far, far more powerful. This is the learning that comes to us through our own direct experience.
by Lou Carcasole

theartoflifecenter: Power of Paying Attention: Healing & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program