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Mindfulness Basics Full Day Intensive Therapeutic Retreat

January 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Come rest and explore how mindfulness practice can increase resilience and reduce the effects of stress on the mind and body.

This full-day intensive is an adaptation of the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program which introduces you to the core skills, practices, and principles of mindfulness and provides you with an opportunity to incorporate mindfulness into your life right now in a way that is both impactful and beneficial to you.  A variety of practices will be offered to assist you in discovering what works for you and ways to begin to establish your own personal practice.

The program is aimed at helping you:

  1. Work more effectively with stress, pain, and illness as well as the challenges of life.
  2. Cope with anxiety, depression, feelings of being out of balance and/or overwhelm.
  3. Respond rather than react to difficulties and challenging emotions.
  4. Cultivate a sense of well-being and confidence.

What to expect

Participants will meet in person as a group.  The activities of the Mindfulness Basics intensive will include short talks, experiential exercises, meditation, mindful movement and group discussions.

Daily Schedule

  • 9:15 – 9:30 am: Sign-In
  • 9:30 – 12:30: Morning Session (with a 10-minute break)
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch Break
  • 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Afternoon Session (with a 10-minute break)

Is this for me?

This group is open to anyone who is time-limited and still would like an opportunity to experience the transformational skills of mindfulness within an immersive, retreat experience. This intensive retreat is also for health professionals who wish to begin integrating the core skills and principles of mindfulness into their work and/or are in much need of an opportunity to simply care for themselves.

Please keep in mind that this one (1) day program is a more “intense” and immersive experience than a MBSR program offered over several weeks.  Deep listening to one’s needs and responding with self-care throughout the day is encouraged.

Although therapeutic, our group programs are not a substitute for individual mental health therapy.

Mindfulness teachers are committed to helping participants feel safe and supported during the course. However, participants agree at the outset that they will take primary responsibility for their emotional well-being. If you are unsure, please get in touch with Breathe Mindfulness Centre for further discussion of the best fit for your circumstances.

Meditation experience is not required.

** Privately offered therapeutic programs/groups are not covered under MSI. However, most private health insurance covers the cost of group programs. Please contact your insurance provider to determine whether therapeutic group sessions (in-person or online) offered by a Registered Psychologist are covered.

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Enrollment is limited. Pre-registration is required as are enough enrolments for the program to run. If you have difficulty registering online, contact admin@breathemindfulness.com.



January 27
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Breathe Mindfulness Centre
107-24 Harbourside Drive
Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P1L6 Canada
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