8 Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction(MBSR) Program for Health Care Providers

Sept 20th – Nov 8th, 2023 | Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
All-Day Class Saturday Oct 28th | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Join us for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), an 8-week course specifically designed for rural healthcare providers, offered by the Mindfulness in Medicine initiative. Led by Dr. Rahul Gupta, the popular course will be returning for the Fall of 2023.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is about paying attention  to what’s happening with our minds, bodies and relationships with compassionate curiosity.  On the other spectrum, during multiple crises, we often become “mindless” caught up in past biases or future worries, driven by reactive behaviour and oblivious to the interdependency of our systems.

Through practicing mindfulness, it is possible to restore a sense of vitality and agency to act in our collective best interest.

What can you expect?

This participatory and trauma-sensitive course includes:


    • Guided instruction in mindfulness practices, including movement.

    • Group inquiry and breakout sessions for deepening learning.

    • Review of the science of mindfulness.

    • Assignments for home practice.

    • Home practice audio materials and manual.

Date: The weekly class will begin Wednesdays, from 6:30–9:00 PM, September 20 to November 8, 2023. The all-day class is on Saturday, October 28 from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Location: Online through Zoom

Facilitator: Dr. Rahul Gupta MD, Certified MBSR Teacher

Cost: Free

Eligibility: Rural healthcare providers such as physicians, nurse practitioners and midwives.

Contact: For more information, please email Alison at ajames@rccbc.ca.