Viewpoint Psychotherapy offers mindfulness workshops

Siobhan Nearey, Registered Psychotherapist and OMC-trained mindfulness teacher, has opened her private practice! Please visit Viewpoint Psychotherapy for information on the terrific workshops she will be offering.   DE-STRESS YOUR SPRING Three one-hour talks with Siobhan Nearey, Registered Psychotherapist, about reducing your stress and putting the spring back into your step! Special rate: All three talks for [...]

Interested in working for a mindfulness clinic? We’re looking!

Interested in working in a mindful environment? Want to learn more about mindfulness and support those who do? Curious, open-minded, creative? We're looking for someone who can be supportive, compassionate, and disciplined in their work with others.   RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT The Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic (OMC) & Sea Glass Psychological Services (SGPS) are two aspects mental health [...]

Craig Mackie RSW joins OMC

We are pleased to welcome Craig Mackie RSW to the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic. Craig has a BA in developmental psychology, MA in philosophy and a Masters of Social Work. He has worked in therapeutic recreation, mental health, and social services for over 10 years. He is a certified Transformative Mindfulness practitioner, 16 Guidelines international facilitator trainer, and [...]

Credible Teachers of Mindfulness: How can you know?

Mindfulness-Based programs have become the go-to treatment around the world and their popularity has made treatment more accessible in many ways. Despite the popularity or maybe because of it, several articles have argued against mindfulness because it  (1) seems to be the fix-it for many ills, (2) doesn't stay true to its Buddhist roots and (3) understates its [...]

Wishes for the very best of the New Year!

  Thank you for you support of our clinic and programs! We invite you to join us in our twice-monthly practice to sustain your mindfulness skills and to enjoy the support of the ever-growing community of mindfulness practitioners. With warm wishes to you and yours, Lynette Monteiro Frank Musten & the teachers and staff of [...]

Is Mindfulness the same as Buddhism?

There's been a lot of chatter on the internet these days about Mindfulness and Buddhism. In a nutshell, practitioners, writers, and philosophers of Buddhism have expressed concern about the potential misuse of Buddhist beliefs and concepts by mindfulness-based interventions or programs. There is much merit to these concerns although the discussions tend to become bogged [...]

How to sell a book and not your soul

It's been an exciting couple of weeks around here! Not only has our book, Mindfulness Starts Here, hit the bookstands, it has been greeted with some very positive feedback from colleagues and friends! The process of putting this baby out on the road has also opened us to various other ways to share information and [...]