Mindfulness-based Symptom Management 5-day Intensive

Mindfulness-based Symptom Management
Facilitators: Dr.Frank Musten
Directors of the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic
July 2020
(exact week to be announced)

9 AM to 4 PM
Ottawa ON

Having trouble getting to our evening programs?
Looking for a way to recharge and revitalize yourself this Summer?
Can’t take time off to attend two months of weekly sessions?
Need time to refresh and deepen your mindfulness practice?

Consider the 5-day Intensive format of our 8-week MBSM program, designed for individuals experiencing stress related to life events. It has been offered in the 8-week format for 15 years to assist individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, work-related stress, and pain from physical injuries or chronic illness. This program is offered as a week-long course at the OMC in Ottawa and includes all materials, handouts, and our book, Mindfulness Starts Here: An 8-week guide to Skillful Living.

In this intensive, you will learn

  • the fundamentals of mindfulness practices
  • how to become more aware of the mind-body connection
  • mindfulness-based stress awareness and coping skills
  • how the Five Skillful Habits can support your values and how to live in line with those values
  • self-care strategies that go together with mindfulness skills

A portion of this cost may be covered by extended health insurers under “Psychological Services – Group offered by Registered Psychologists”. Please check with your insurer for qualification.

9:00 – 10:15 Session
10:15 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 PM (noon) Session
Noon – 1:00 PM Lunch (on own)
1:00 – 2:15 PM Session
2:15 – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 – 4:00 PM Session

We will email you an invoice only after receiving the registration form.

This is an experiential retreat that will involve reflective practices, working in small and large groups, and periods of silent contemplation. As with any psychological and educational process, inner experiences may become stirred up that is uncomfortable. We encourage you to consider your readiness for a retreat. If you are experiencing moderate to severe depression or anxiety, trauma, or untreated psychological distress, please note that a retreat environment may not be useful at this time. If you are unsure of your readiness, please contact us by email and we would be happy to explore the possibilities with you.

Maximum participants: 15



Due on receipt of invoice.


Prior to the program start date:
Payments are refundable* less $100 if we are notified at least 4 weeks prior
Payments are refundable* less $150 if we are notified less than 4 weeks prior.
Once the program has begun:
The full payment is refundable* less $250 if the participant withdraws after attending the first day –
The full payment will be retained if the participant attends more than one day of the program.
*Less finance charges if paid by PayPal or credit card.