Mindful Resilience: An 8-week course
Reduce stress and anxiety and improve well being and mood through mindfulness
Daily hassles and stressors combined with habitual, automatic, and maladaptive patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving can cause us to feel stressed out, overwhelmed, anxious, worn down, unmotivated, or negative and vulnerable to a host of physical and psychological issues related to chronic stress.
Mindfulness improves well being and resilience to stress by helping people change the way they experience stressors and internal experiences (their thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations); interrupting habitual thought, emotion, and behaviour patterns; regulating the biological stress response; and even changing the structure of the brain. It is a simple practice with powerful effects.
Mindful Resilience is intended to help you strengthen your ability to manage stress, anxiety, or low mood and cultivate balance, calm, and resilience through the practice of mindfulness and the acquisition of skills to better manage stress and as well as your thoughts and feelings.
You will learn:
- How habitual patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving can lead to stress, anxiety, or low mood
- How mindfulness can increase well being and psychological resilience
- To practice mindfulness and to apply this practice to being more mindful and present in daily life
- To respond mindfully to difficult experiences, improve coping skills, and be more resilient to stressors
- Skills to improve short- and long-term mental health and well being
- Guided meditation, mindful movement, and experiential exercises
- Teaching on how to use mindfulness to manage difficult thoughts, feelings, sensations in a healthy way
- Self reflection and partner and group discussion
- People who think they could benefit from improving how they deal with stress, anxiety, or low mood
- People who think that they would benefit from improving their psychological health and resilience
- People interested in learning how to practice mindfulness or developing a daily home meditation practice
Location and schedule: To be determined
Fees: $600 (includes handouts and recordings of guided meditations). A $250 deposit is required at the time of registration. There is no tax and official receipts signed by a psychologist are available for insurance purposes. Refunds minus a $75 fee are available up until the end of the first class.
Registration: Please contact Natsumi at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free consultation to help determine if the program is suitable for you at this time.
This course integrates principles and strategies from Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). These are two scientifically validated psychological treatments for anxiety, depression, and stress management.
Group Facilitator: Natsumi Sawada
I am a registered psychologist, certified yoga instructor, and mindfulness teacher living in Vancouver, BC. I have been practicing mindfulness since 2010 and teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) since 2011.
The practice of mindfulness has been the most important thing I have ever learned. It has taught me how to stress less, better manage my anxieties and moods, and relate more compassionately to myself and others and has improved my life in many ways. I am therefore not only passionate about practicing mindfulness (through meditation and yoga) but also about teaching others and making this practice accessible. I love to see the positive changes people experience when they learn and integrate this practice.
I have completed extensive training in mindfulness, meditation, yoga, MBSR, and MBCT with experts in these fields. As a psychologist, I work in private practice specializing in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness based therapies for a wide range of problems. I also provide meditation coaching.
To learn more please contact me!