Course Objectives
          By the end of this course, participants will

• have a basic theoretical & experiential understanding of MBSR

• have directly experienced some of the benefits & challenges of meditation

• have developed some confidence in & momentum of mindfulness practices


Intended Audience

          Dental, medical, mental health, nursing, social work, legal & other professionals. You and your colleagues are invited to engage in a profoundly positive transformative learning experience. Attendance is limited to 20. Participants are encouraged to engage in daily practice. We derive from this practice what we invest in it.

John G.L. Lovas BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)  

          Dr. Lovas obtained science & dental degrees from the University of Toronto, & specialty training in oral pathology at Western University. He served as chief examiner in oral pathology for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and as president of the Canadian Academy of Oral Pathology. Dr. Lovas taught oral pathology & oral medicine for 32 years at the Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University, and served as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs until his retirement in 2014.

          He obtained teacher-training in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at UMass Medical Center, the Omega Institute in New York, and the Rochester Medical School. For over a decade Dr. Lovas has been leading MBSR workshops for dental, medical, law, psychology, social work, nursing & other practitioners, students & staff.



Course Schedule: One session per week for 8 consecutive weeks; Each session is from 1hr 30min to 2hrs in duration.

Participants are expected to attend at least 7 of the 8 sessions. Positive group dynamics are built on consistent attendance.