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Discover Falling Awake


Evidence-Based Life Changing Coping Skills for Stress Reduction Towards Optimal Mental and Physical Health.
Offering the 
official MBSR 8-Week Course

NEW: paid mindfulness study opportunity! 
Private Mindfulness Support Sessions
for health, resiliancy and well being.

Join our ongoing weekly  
guided meditations.  

CERTIFIED MBSR instructor 
Karen Wadddell
(TRAINED @ Brown U. & U. of Mass Medical Centre)   


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Welcome to a new way of living


I will sing your praises Karen from the rooftops! You are the best mindfulness instructor on the planet as far as I can tell and I look forward to continuing our journey. 

~Jean B.~

Although I commend all doors into Mindfulness - don't be fooled by others. What I offer is the authentic 8 week mindfulness-based stress reduction course as developed by Jon Kabat-Zin over 40 years ago. Having had the good fortune to have trained with most of the senior teachers who founded this transformative standardized program, including Jon,   

I'm passionate as an experienced, certified (Brown University) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, to gently guide and support you so that you too can experience all the well reported health benefits of having a mindfulness practice you may have heard of.

I am going to dispel some of the myths around this ubiquitous word 'Mindfulness' and serve you with some practical resources and tools for overall better mental and physical health. It will offer you a fresh approach to all aspects of your life, including the challenging, so you might experience more joy and ease day-to-day working towards being the best of wonderful YOU! 



  • Are you curious to know more about mindfulness and how it might benefit you?

  • Perhaps you were referred by your doctor to have better results in recovery, or need extra support managing overwhelming stress?

  • Are you here because you are challenged to do something for yourself as a compliment whatever your doctor and healthcare team are doing for you? 

  • Are you looking for anxiety relief, support with a mood disorder, or help with chronic pain? 

  • Maybe you're interested in developing more effective interpersonal skills at work and with family?

  • You might be at a point in life where you’re taking an honest look at yourself realizing your life as you know it could be lived better, but you're not sure where or how to start? Feeling stuck? 

  • Are you are a seasoned meditation practitioner and want to renew your practice? 

I want you to know you have landed at the right place.


   MBSR with Karen has given me the resources, strength, and clarity to be an active participant with the obstacles that come up in life. It's the medicine I needed - valuable tools have been learned to really let go of pain and unnerving, habitual self-torture.      

~Past participant, Chris R~ 


I began teaching because MBSR and meditation had a deeply personal impact on healing in my many aspects of my life.  Join today and see for yourself -  how Mindfulness practice supports us to familiarize ourselves with a clear and accurate way of seeing things to better calm our stress levels or our usual habitual reactivity. 

I'm looking forward to supporting you on this transformative journey. Find connection and meaning again - this what so many participants have reported over the years. I invite you to sign up for whichever instruction suits your needs, There's the 8 week MBSR course, work with me individually, or 'Mindfulness in the Workplace'. I also invite you to visit the other pages in this website for more detailed information and inspiration (see in the top menu). NEW! I have just added a weekly subscription: MINDFULNESS DIMENSIONS MINDFUL COMMUNITY for gentle guided ongoing maintenance of your mindfulness practice via meditation, poetry and more support. See further down the page for link to join. If you prefer, you can simply contact me directly on the CONTACT LINK to learn more.




Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher

It may be that when we no longer know what to do,
we have come to our real work,
and that when we no longer know which way to go,
we have come to our real journey.

/American novelist, poet, and essayist /

The Power to Choose    

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To learn more, click on one of the mindfulness support that fits your needs below.

NOTE: Most courses and sessions are online though Zoom conferencing at this time and open to participants time zones throughout Canada and the USA.   

MBSR Course

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course develops practical skills for cultivating and applying mindfulness in daily life, supporting health and well-being in a relaxed group atmosphere. Participants can utilize these transformative life skills far beyond completion of the program.  Also, click on LEARN MORE to  see NEW paid mindfulness study opportunity. 


One-to-One Instruction

Learn mindfulness skills to counter anxiety, burnout, low mood, and addictive patterns. Build your capacity to care for yourself and stay positively engaged in the face of distressing events, emotions and chronic pain.


Mindful Workplace

In one-to-one sessions or group workshops, you’ll learn keys to finding resilience,
feeling healthy and engaged at work and in life. You will develop skills that strengthen communication and relationships as well as counter anxiety, burnout, low mood, and addictive patterns.


Mindful Community  

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and join some ongoing weekly online guided meditation for rest and release. This is a member subscription Mindfulness Dimensions Community.  Beginners and seasoned practitioners all welcome to check-in once a week for ongoing maintenance of your practice towards optimal wellness. Join for a dose of good practical medicine for the soul.    

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"Karen, I want to take a moment to personally thank you for all you do.  You have no idea how much of an impact you have made in my life ever since I joined the group Thursday sessions, and then even more so since I have started your MBSR course.  My life is more effortless, pleasurable, and healthy.  I will take the practice you are teaching me with me for the rest of my life and I know it will take me places that I would not have been able to venture into otherwise.  ~ N.F. 

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