November 2017



November 21 - December 19, January 9 - 23, 2018
Working with the Difficult Stuff, Grad program with

Brett Peterson, MA, RCC and/or Marian Smith, MA, RCC, Certified MBSR teachers.


Eight sessions in total with classes held on 
consecutive Tuesday evenings, except there are no classes on December 26 or January 2.
The program will be held at Inner Evolution, 3263 Heather St. at W. 16th Ave.
This grad class is designed for those who have already taken MBSR or MBCT or have mindfulness meditation experience and wish to further their understanding and practice.
in this course, we will address working mindfully with challenging mind states (anger, fear, worry and rumination, loss...etc) and body states (pain, limitations).   Classes involve mindfulness and loving-kindness meditation practices, gentle movement, teaching, and discussion.
                           For information including fees and to register, please go to 
www.mindful-living.ca.
If you still have questions after reading the website,
contact Marian604-787-6100 or mindfullivingbc@gmail.com.

Please register early as class size is limited. Some extended health plans may provide coverage for the services of a Registered Clinical Counsellor. A flexible payment schedule is available and there are two limited subsidies per class for those living on low income.

 


 

November 20 – December 18, January 8 – 22, 2018
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Anxiety and/or to Prevent Depression Relapse with Marian Smith, MA, RCC and/or Brett Peterson, MA. RCC



Eight Monday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, 
NO CLASS on Mon, Dec 25 or Jan 1. 
Classes are held at Inner Evolution, 
3263 Heather Street at West 16th
.  
In this program, we integrate cognitive behavioural therapy techniques with mindfulness practices. Research shows that participants develop a different relationship to negative thoughts, moods, feelings and body sensations that significantly lowers rumination and depressive relapse
For information including fees and registration, please go to our website www.mindful-living.ca 
If you still have questions after reading the website, contact Marian: 604-787-6100 or mindfullivingbc@gmail.com

 

January 2018

 

January 16th to March 20th, 2018
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
With Dr. Erika Horwitz, Registered Psychologist, Certified MBSR Teacher

Tuesday evening classes from 6:00 to 8:30
In Burnaby

Nine Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:30 one longer evening class
(4:00 to 9:30), March 6th
This program will be held at the Nikkei Cultural Centre, 6688 South Oaks, Burnaby

For information or to register please go to www.mindfulnessyvr.com or contact Dr. Erika Horwitz at drerikahorwitz@gmail.com or call 778-227-7742.

Note that I am a registered psychologist and extended health plans may provide coverage. Non-reimbursed receipts issued by a psychologist may be tax deductible.


 

January 22 - March 19, 2018
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
with Denise Coles, M.A., R.C.C. [CRN50752
]

Eight Monday evenings (7-9pm) from January 22 to March 19, 2018 at Langara College, main campus, 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver. (no classes Monday February 12, or April 2)

An all day session is scheduled for Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 10:00am - 4:00 pm.

For information and registration, please call 604-323-5322 or email: holistichealth@langara.bc.ca.

Through the application of mindfulness-meditation, cognitive therapy, yoga, and self-compassion, participants discover evidence-based techniques to manage difficult moods, negative thought processes and challenging emotions. Please register early, as class size is limited.

 




January 23th to March 13th, 2018
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with
Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat, Registered Psychologist and UMass Certified MBSR Teacher
.


Eight consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  Plus one All-Day retreat on Saturday, March 3rd (from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM).

All nine sessions are held at the Centre for Mindfulness Canada, #107-3711 Delbrook Ave., North Vancouver (near Highway #1).  It is accessible by public transit and also has plenty of free parking.
 
For information and to register please visit http://www.drkasimalmashat.com
Contact Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat at 604-771-0579 or info@drkasimalmashat.com

Some extended health plans may cover Psychologist services.  None-reimbursed Psychologist fees are considered a medical expense and can be used to contribute to the tax-deductible amount according to Canada Revenue Agency.

 

February 2018

 

February 5 - March 26, 2018
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Anxiety and/or to Prevent Depression Relapse with Marian Smith, MA, RCC and/or Brett Peterson, MA. RCC

Eight Monday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Classes are held at Inner Evolution,
3263 Heather Street at West 16th.
In this program, we integrate cognitive behavioural therapy techniques with mindfulness practices. Research shows that participants develop a different relationship to negative thoughts, moods, feelings and body sensations that significantly lowers rumination and depressive relapse.
For information including fees and registration, please go to our website www.mindful-living.ca
If you still have questions after reading the website, contact Marian: 604-787-6100 or mindfullivingbc@gmail.com

 


 

February 6 - March 27, 2018
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program with
Brett Peterson, MA, RCC or Marian Smith, MA, RCC
.

Nine sessions in total with classes held on
consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

There is a six-hour mini-retreat on
Saturday, March 17, 10 AM-4 PM. The program will be held at Inner Evolution, 3263 Heather St. at W. 16th Ave.
For information including fees and to register, please go to
www.mindful-living.ca
.
If you still have questions after reading the website,
contact Marian: 604-787-6100 or mindfullivingbc@gmail.com.

Please register early as class size is limited. Some extended health plans may provide coverage for the services of a Registered Clinical Counsellor. A flexible payment schedule is available and there are two limited subsidies per class for those living on low income.

 


 

February 15 – April 5, 2018
Self-Compassion & Mindfulness Grad class for working with life's difficulties with Marian Smith, MA, RCC


Eight successive Thursday evenings from 6 - 8 PM, 3263 Heather St. just West of Cambie St. You are also invited to attend a six-hour mini-retreat on Saturday, March 17,
10 AM-4 PM.


This course is best suited to those with mindfulness meditation experience. Based on the research of Kristin Neff and the clinical work of psychologists Christopher Germer and Tara Brach as well as the wisdom teachings of Sharon Salzberg and Michele McDonald, this 8-session program teaches core principles and practices that enable you to respond to life’s difficult moments with kindness, care and understanding.
Recent research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, reduced anxiety, depression and stress, maintenance of healthy life habits such as diet and exercise and satisfying personal relationships.

Self-compassion practices teach us how to motivate ourselves with kindness rather than criticism and to handle difficult emotions with greater ease. It’s a skill we can all learn that provides emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to admit our shortcomings, forgive ourselves when needed, relate wholeheartedly to others, and be more authentically ourselves.
For information and registration, please see
www.mindful-living.ca
If you still have questions after reading the website, contact Marian at 604-787-6100 or mindfullivingbc@gmail.com


March 2018

 

March 2 - March 5, 2018
The Mindfulness Toolbox

The Mindfulness Toolbox is a program bringing the tools from MBSR, MBCT, and ACT (Mindfulness Based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) into a 3-day residential experience.

With Dr. Erika Horwitz, Registered Psychologist

In Nanaimo at the Bethlehem Centre

Spend 3 days in a beautiful setting by a lake, surrounded by nature, in quiet reflection and learning many tools and strategies that will lead to inner confidence, inner growth, and inner calm.

For information please go to www.mindfulnessyvr.com

To register go to https://bethlehemcentre.com/events/the-mindfulness-toolbox/

 


 

March 5 – April 30, 2018
No class on Easter Monday, April 2.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program with
Brett Peterson, MA, RCC or Marian Smith, MA, RCC.
Morning Class!

Nine sessions in total with 8 classes held on
consecutive Monday mornings from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

There is a six-hour mini-retreat on
Saturday, April 21, 10 AM-4 PM. The program will be held at Inner Evolution, 3263 Heather St. at W. 16th Ave.
For information including fees and to register, please go to
www.mindful-living.ca.
If you still have questions after reading the website,
contact Marian: 604-787-6100 or mindfullivingbc@gmail.com.

Please register early as class size is limited. Some extended health plans may provide coverage for the services of a Registered Clinical Counsellor. A flexible payment schedule is available and there are two limited subsidies per class for those living on low income.

 


 

March 8 -  April 12, 2018 
UCLA Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs I) for Daily Living with
Tom Heah, M.Sc. (OT)


Six consecutive Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location of program: Centre for Peace, Fireside Room
1825 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver
Some extended health plans may cover OT fees.
Standard enrolment, Seniors’ and Students’ Fees available.
Registration and information: mindfulnessinaction.ca/maps/

For information, please contact:
Tom: 604-730-7868 (tom@mindfulnessinaction.ca)
A good introduction to mindfulness meditation for those new to meditation, and for experienced practitioners wishing to revitalize their practice. Topics include meeting difficult thoughts, and emotional and physical distress
with more kindness, cultivating positive emotions, and mindful interactions.

April 2018

 

April 7th to May 26, 2018
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with
Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat, Registered Psychologist and
UMass Certified MBSR Teacher
.


Eight consecutive Saturday mornings from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Plus, one All-Day retreat on Saturday, May 13th
(from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM).

All nine sessions are held at the Centre for Mindfulness Canada, #107-3711 Delbrook Ave., North Vancouver (near Highway #1). It is accessible by public transit and also has plenty of free parking.

For information and to register please visit http://www.drkasimalmashat.com
Contact Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat at 604-771-0579 or info@drkasimalmashat.com

Some extended health plans may cover Psychologist services. None-reimbursed Psychologist fees are considered a medical expense and can be used to contribute to the tax-deductible amount according to Canada Revenue Agency.

 


 

April 9 - June 4, 2018
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
with Dr. Linda Turner, RN, PhD [CRN50757]

Eight Monday evenings (6-8pm) from April 9 to June 4, 2018 at Langara College, main campus, 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver.

An all day session is scheduled for Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 10:00am - 4:00 pm.

For information and registration, please call 604-323-5322 or email: holistichealth@langara.bc.ca.

Learn how to cope with and relieve stress, pain, and illness by focusing on your sensations, thoughts, and emotions in a non-judgmental way. Please register early, as class size is limited.


 

April 9 - May 28, 2018
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Anxiety and/or to Prevent Depression Relapse with Marian Smith, MA, RCC and/or Brett Peterson, MA. RCC

Eight Monday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Classes are held at Inner Evolution,
3263 Heather Street at West 16th.
In this program, we integrate cognitive behavioural therapy techniques with mindfulness practices. Research shows that participants develop a different relationship to negative thoughts, moods, feelings and body sensations that significantly lowers rumination and depressive relapse.
For information including fees and registration, please go to our website www.mindful-living.ca
If you still have questions after reading the website, contact Marian: 604-787-6100 or mindfullivingbc@gmail.com



April 10 - May 29, 2018
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program with
Brett Peterson, MA, RCC or Marian Smith, MA, RCC.

Nine sessions in total with classes held on
consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

There is a six-hour mini-retreat on
Saturday, May 12, 10 AM-4 PM. The program will be held at Inner Evolution, 3263 Heather St. at W. 16th Ave.
For information including fees and to register, please go to
www.mindful-living.ca.
If you still have questions after reading the website,
contact Marian: 604-787-6100 or mindfullivingbc@gmail.com.

Please register early as class size is limited. Some extended health plans may provide coverage for the services of a Registered Clinical Counsellor. A flexible payment schedule is available and there are two limited subsidies per class for those living on low income.



May 2018

 

May 2 -  June 20, 2018 
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

for depressive relapse prevention and managing anxiety with
Tom Heah, M.Sc. (OT), and Rebecca Rauscher, MEd, OT, RCC


Eight consecutive Wednesdays, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Plus a full day retreat
Location of program: Integrative Naturopathic Medical Centre
730-1285 West Broadway, Vancouver
Some extended health plans cover OT and RCC fees.
Limited bursaries available.
More information: mindfulnessinaction.ca/mbct/

To register, please contact: Tom: 604-730-7868 (tom@mindfulnessinaction.ca) or
Rebecca: 604-360-4581 (rebecca@rebeccarauscher.ca)
In this course, you will learn to bring a non-judgmental awareness to habitual patterns of
thoughts, emotions and behaviours that can lead to depression and anxiety,
and develop an early warning system and take skillful action
to prevent relapse to depression and anxiety.

June 2018

 

June 6th to July 25th, 2018
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with
Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat, Registered Psychologist and
UMass Certified MBSR Teacher.


Eight consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Plus one All-Day retreat on Saturday, July 14th (from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM).

All nine sessions are held at the Centre for Mindfulness Canada, #107-3711 Delbrook Ave., North Vancouver (near Highway #1). It is accessible by public transit and also has plenty of free parking.

For information and to register please visit http://www.drkasimalmashat.com
Contact Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat at 604-771-0579 or info@drkasimalmashat.com

Some extended health plans may cover Psychologist services. None-reimbursed Psychologist fees are considered a medical expense and can be used to contribute to the tax-deductible amount according to Canada Revenue Agency.