Understanding Stress: A Mindfulness-Based Workshop

November 17, 2017

Chapel Room, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X7

Understanding stress – what it is, how it functions and why we feel it – is crucial to managing it. This workshop offers an exploration of how stress expresses itself in the lives of artists and how it can be useful. The facilitator will lead participants through mind-body medicine exercises such as visualization and meditation.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand what stress is and how it can be a positive or negative force in your life
  • Develop the capacity to use mind-body medicine techniques
  • Learn ways to integrate stress management strategies into your day-to-day life


  • Please eat before you arrive, as this workshop takes place over lunchtime

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Dr. Chase McMurren is a psychotherapist and the Medical Director at The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre, a home-visiting physician for frail older adults who are homebound, a coroner for the Province of Ontario, and a faculty member in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Dr. McMurren believes that a person-centred, integrative approach to psychotherapy is central in helping artists identify and modify patterns that seem to get in the way of living and practicing well.

In addition to training at the Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute, Dr. McMurren has also trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and recently completed restorative yoga teacher training. To keep musically active, Dr. McMurren is currently studying the pipe organ and is using it as an opportunity to learn and apply the Alexander Technique.

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Dr. Chase McMurren, Medical Director, Psychotherapist

and Restorative Yoga Teacher


11AM - 1PM


Chapel Room, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X7


In order to prioritize accessibility, we are offering a Pay-What-You-Can pricing structure. Select how much you can pay for the workshop from the following options: $10, $15, $25, $35. Suggested minimum $15.


Go to http://artistshealth.com/workshops/registration-artists-toolbox/ to register (click the live link above) or call us at 416-351-0239.

“I’m a professional dancer. And because of that, it’s pretty obvious that my instrument is my body.”

- Mike Sobreira – Dancer, Actor