Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction group

Learn Mindfulness on Campus

Join VIU Counsellor Art Phipps for 8 weeks of mindfulness including a one day retreat. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is based on the work of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn who, in 1979, began to teach patients the fundamentals of meditation to aid in stress reduction. This program now has a body of research demonstrating its benefits for a wide variety of people.

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Increase calm and clarity
  • Increase resilience and enthusiasm for life
  • Practice Mindfulness
  • Manage stress and emotions
  • Slow down to nourish and care for yourself

This group is free! A 30 minute pre-group interview is mandatory to join.

Email Michelle or Art to set up a meeting to determine if this group is right for you.




Thursdays 12 to 2 pm and one full Saturday


Feb 13 to April 2 2020


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