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Community Art of Living Mindfully
BCALM is pleased to offer a private stream mindfulness based stress management course, similar to the MSP funded Art of Living Mindfully (ALM).
Community Art of Living Mindfully (CALM), is offered to provide service to community members who would like to develop a Mindfulness practice, although do not fit the diagnostic criteria for a physician referral, as required for the ALM class and MSP funding.
The participation fee is $300 which includes access to all materials electronically
Is there a difference between ALM and CALM?
The CALM group is identical in duration (8 weeks -90 minutes per group) and uses the same curriculum and resources as the ALM group.
This course provides a theoretical overview of mindfulness, meditation, stress etc, with a focus on experiencing and practicing Mindfulness Meditation. (The doing rather than studying of Meditation.) Home meditation practice is a major component of this course in order to embody the concepts learned and to apply them into life.
In addition, the program will pay special attention to the first Foundation of Mindfulness–Mindfulness of the Body as it relates to the body’s response to stress. This ‘felt sense’ of body sensations enriches our experience of the here and now and is paramount to regulating the nervous system and calming and soothing ourselves.
You will learn to cultivate wholesome states of mind and develop resilience and practical tools to manage these challenging times.
CALM is facilitated by psychotherapists/meditation instructors who integrate mind-body modalities in their approach, and is ideally suited for individuals wanting to develop the practice and skills of Mindfulness. The practice of Mindfulness is well known and documented to help alleviate physical and emotional stress responses and promote well-being.
The CALM program cultivates an environment of mutual respect, confidentiality, and mindful presence. We ask participants to honour this intention when the facilitator or participants are speaking and during silent practices.
Please note that CALM is a mindfulness based stress management program. It is not intended as a therapy group and should not be seen as a replacement for treating anxiety or depression. This group is not available to individuals who HAVE a current referral to ALM or those that suffer from severe mental health conditions or substance abuse issues.
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