UPDATE: MBSR will be offered again in January 2019! See times and dates below.

If you experience stress, anxiety, depression or chronic pain, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) may help.

Developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in the 1970s by Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn, MBSR uses a combination of mindfulness meditation, body awareness and yoga to help people become more mindful. It is considered to have beneficial effects, including stress reduction, relaxation and improvements to quality of life.

This winter, Catholic Family Service is offering an eight-week course led by a mental health professional trained in MBSR techniques. The course is available on a “pay as you can” basis; no one will be turned away based on finances.

Depending on registration, the course will be offered at the following times:

  • Tuesdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, January 22 – March 19, 2019
  • Thursdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, January 24 – March 21, 2019

Sessions will be held at Catholic Family Service’s downtown office at 250, 707 10 Avenue SW, Calgary.

For more information, please contact Katy at 403-205-8553 or email her at katy.haver@cfs-ab.org

Counselling for individuals, couples and families has been the cornerstone of our service for more than 60 years. Our counselling is: INCLUSIVE: We serve people of all ages, faiths, cultures and gender/sexual identities. AFFORDABLE: You determine what you can afford to pay. FLEXIBLE: Counselling is offered at our downtown office, in your home and in the community. NO WAITING LIST: Our Engagement Team will work with you to find the help you need.

For support or counselling, email intake@cfs-ab.org or call 403.233.2360.