Advanced Praise for “Mindfulness Starts Here”: Dr. Shauna Shapiro

Mindfulness Starts Here incorporates the rigor of science, the beauty of art, the wisdom of reflection and years of lived experience. The wealth of theory and practice presented in this illuminating text will be of benefit to clinicians and clients alike, and has the potential to transform our individual and collective lives. I highly recommend [...]

We are 10 Years Old!

Ten years ago, we (Frank Musten & Lynette Monteiro) were inspired by the development of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (see Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A new approach to preventing relapse by Zindel Segal, J. Mark Williams & John Teasdale; Guilford Press) and, after a brief correspondence with Dr. Segal, launched the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic. It [...]

Public workshops by EIP on depression, anxiety, & OCD

We are pleased to share these public workshops offered by our colleagues at Excellence in Practice.  Click on the poster links for more information. Managing Depression: A CBT Workshop for Individuals with Depression, their Family and Friends Dr. Connie L. Dalton, C.Psych Ottawa Institute of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Saturday, February 23, 2013 Poster.Dalton.Depression.2013 Managing Anxiety: [...]

New courses at the OMC

We are thrilled to announce three new courses scheduled on the OMC roster. Managing Chronic Illness Discovering our lives may be limited because of a chronic illness can be difficult to accept.  Emotionally and psychologically, this is a challenge in a world that values productivity and performance.  Often, we spend time trying to push past [...]

A Word by any other Name

The word "mindfulness" has become a main-stay in our vocabulary these days.  I hear it used every where and it takes on a very individualistic meaning.  The speaker could be referring to a course they took, a skill they learned, or it can even be a way of playing that one-up, one-down game of the [...]

Two articles that are a must-read

Here are two articles that are worthy of the read.  Maia Duerr's guide on how to meditate and a publication by Mark Lau and Andrea Grabovac on a Buddhist psychological model are two works that integrate ancient teachings with current frameworks of practice and theory. Liberated Life Guide on How to Meditate Maia Duerr of Liberated Life [...]

Mindfulness in Psychotherapy – bringing mindfulness practice into the therapeutic relationship

Our colleagues at the University of California San Diego Center of Mindfulness have got their eye on the ball!  Well, perhaps it's not just their eye but their entire being given they are now offering a retreat in Mindfulness in Psychotherapy for clinicians.  Set in the beautiful Joshua Tree Center - and I say that as [...]