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 [...]

An Ethical Path to Compassionate Community: The fire in the heart of mindfulness

(This is a transcript of talk given at the inaugural meeting of Mindfulness Ottawa, Ottawa ON 2012 November 21.  The preliminary section on "laying down the path by walking" has been excluded.) Let me share here what we have distilled out of 10 years of our path - what Zen teacher Suzuki Roshi calls “one [...]

Teacher Training Graduates 2012

Give It Away & Simply Love We are thrilled to introduce our new graduates from the 2012 Teacher Training Program in Foundations of Mindfulness.  These amazing health care professionals, clinical psychology PhD candidates and medical students, and even an ethicist took part in the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Symptom Management program as participant-observers, wrote papers and reviews [...]

Teacher Training Graduates 2011

We are thrilled to present the Professional Training Program graduating class of 2011.  An exciting mix of health care professionals coming from across the Ottawa-Valley community.  Our newest teacher/facilitators of Mindfulness-Based Interventions are psychologists, social workers, clinical counsellors, coaches, addictions counsellors, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.  They committed to participating in the 8-week program as participant-observers, [...]

Teacher Training Graduates 2010

On November 28, 2010, eleven participants of the Professional Training Program in Mindfulness-Based Interventions completed their practicuum and training retreat.  This is an intense program requiring them to attend the 8-week course, write reflections on books and articles, design their own program or attend to the unique needs of their own mental health population, and [...]