Date / Time: April 11, 2023 – May 30, 2023
Tuesdays: 6 pm ET – 8:30 pm ET
Instructor: Dr. Steven Hick and Dr. Jason Bailey
Location: Education Centre and online
An 8-Week Course in Mindfulness!
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a way of being in our lives as it is right now. Often we are not focused on the now and spend much of our energy anxiously anticipating the future or chronically stuck in the past. Mindfulness is an approach to self care that encourages us to connect more fully with our mind, body, and spirit. The course involves a commitment to daily meditation practices.
What are the benefits of Mindfulness?
Research has shown that mindfulness practices have a multitude of benefits including ability to respond more effectively to stress and pain, ability to make choices with greater clarity and awareness, and increased sense of well-being and appreciation for life.
Who is this course for?
This course is open to anybody interested in exploring Mindfulness as a way of reducing stress, developing greater balance and control, and participating more fully in life. It is suitable for people of all experience levels. This course will be offered to participants both online through Zoom and in-person.

Program Outline

  1. Methods to reduce stress and pain and to improve outcomes when used in conjunction with ongoing medical and physiotherapy treatment.
  2. How to make changes in your everyday life and in the institutions that affect you.
  3. How to increase your energy and concentration.
  4. How to relax and be at ease.
  5. Practical skills to calm your mind and help you think clearly.

Dates and Times

Tuesdays, April 11, 2023 to May, 30, 2023.

  • 6 pm ET – 8:30 pm ET each week for 8 weeks.
  • Retreat Day, Saturday, May 13, 2023, 10 am to 3 pm.


$595.00 per person for the 8-week series which includes a 1-day urban Mindfulness Day Retreat on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
Sliding scale fee available. Please contact for further details.
Some health insurance plans cover a portion of the MBSR fee. Because each health insurance plan is different, prior to signing up check with your insurance provider if you plan to seek coverage by your health insurance plan.

Your Teachers

Dr. Steven Hick, PhD. Steven is a retired social work professor who is the founder of MBSR Ottawa as well as the Ottawa Insight Meditation community. He has over 40 years of experience in meditation and yoga practices, and has devoted his life to teaching mindfulness full-time since 2005. He has also written two books on mindfulness, and has worked to establish MBSR teacher trainings in several provinces across Canada.
Dr. Jason Bailey, MD. Originally trained as a family physician, Jason first encountered mindfulness in 2009 as a way to deal with stress more effectively. He is currently undergoing training in mindfulness-based psychotherapy through the US-based Nalanda Institute. In 2021, he took his MBSR teacher training at the Centre for Mindfulness in Toronto. He is also a member of the Ottawa Insight Meditation community.


This course is open to general public. It is suitable for people of all experience levels.