March 02 - 04
04:00PM - 01:00PM
Bethlehem Center

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Nestled on the mountainside of Nanaimo, BC’s Mt. Benson, discover the serenity of the tranquil lakeside woodlands of Bethlehem Centre. Experience the Mindfulness Toolbox: a three-day residential program taking place Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 4, 2018, at 2371 Arbot Rd. with registered psychologist Erika Howitz.

Therapeutic, timeless quiet reflection offers an ideal escape from the demands of the workplace. The Bethlehem Centre’s peaceful setting offers the perfect opportunity for relaxation.

Dr. Erika Horwitz is an experienced psychologist who helped hundreds of people gain more contentment and mastery in their lives. Horwitz has extensive and specialized training in many different mindfulness-based therapies. She is a senior lecturer at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia in Counseling Psychology. She has attended numerous Vipassana silent retreats and practices mindfulness meditation daily. She is a practicing Buddhist and is the former Director of Counselling Services at Simon Fraser University. This residential program will include both, mindfulness practice and the learning of strategies and tools to enact change and transformation in your life.

Tuition fee: $300.00. Please choose also either a “Residential” or “Commuter” package with your tuition for this program.

Residential Program: Two nights private room accommodation, plus 3 meals per day. Residential accommodation and meals package $250.00 plus tuition.

Commuter Meal Package: Includes three meals per day. Commuter Package: $150.00 plus tuition.

Add Thursday Night: If you would like to come a day early for the program you can choose this option. Includes dinner Thursday, accommodation, and breakfast on Friday morning. $80.00

Leave the world behind and rejuvenate yourself and learn strategies for peace and contentment with new mindfulness approaches within your life. Marvel at the scenic majesty of Vancouver Island’s Bethlehem Centre while taking the time to nurture your spirit with new skills based upon several mindfulness-based therapies: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Self Compassion (MBSC).

Bethlehem Centre’s friendly staff welcomes you and looks forward to pampering you during this transformative and peaceful weekend. For more information email Johanne Nicholson at or telephone us at 250.754.3254. Reserve your weekend space online at our website

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