HSABC Wellness Webinar: Finding Peace - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course - Week 1

April 4, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please note that this course takes place over 10 weeks, with 8 weeks of course material. There will be no classes on April 18th and May 23rd to observe statutory holidays. 

The classes will be available drop-in style but certificates will only be provided to those who attend all 8 sessions. 


Finding Peace: A Mindful Based Stress Reduction Course

This course is based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn. It will be offered over 8 weeks and is facilitated by Amanda Thiessen, MA, RSW. Each week will include a take-home component for you to play with over the course of the week as it is available to you. This course will help you to cultivate and hone the practical skills to find calm in any moment within yourself. This will help you to respond, as opposed to react in difficult situations in both your professional and personal life. 

The Course is split into the following sessions

Weeks 1-3 are designed to assist us in becoming increasingly familiar with the connection between our mind and body.

Week 1- April 4, 2022- Orientation + Beyond Automatic Pilot

Week 2:-April 11, 2022- Another Way of Knowing

Week 3:- April 25, 2022- Coming Home to the Present

Weeks 4-6 take us through an in-depth look at stress and the ways we are conditioned to react habitually and often ineffectively to stress and how we can mitigate this reactivity by applying mindfulness as a means of seeing more clearly, understanding situations more fully, and acting wisely.

Week 4:- May 2, 2022- Recognizing

Week 5:- May 9, 2022- Recognizing Aversion

Week 6: - May 16, 2022- Turning Toward Difficulties

Weeks 7-8 we will explore how to apply our learning to bring peace and joy into our lives and explore personal themes throughout the course.

Week 7:- May 30, 2022- When Did You Stop Dancing

Week 8: -June 6, 2022-  What Now?


It matters that you care.

It matters that you feel.

It matters that you notice.

From “Hokusai say” Roger Keyes.