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The Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic was founded in 2003 by Dr. Lynette Monteiro and Dr. Frank Musten, Psychologists.  The OMC has provided several Mindfulness Programs designed to help people diagnosed with depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and various stress-related illnesses.  Along with the 8-week program offered six times each year, the OMC offers practice opportunities for its graduates in monthly meetings and, three times a year, all-day sessions.  It is also a clinical training site for students registered in the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Ottawa.

Our M4 (Mindfulness for Wellbeing) Programs amalgamate the essence of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction philosophy as taught by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester MA USA and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy as taught by Dr. Zindel Segal at the Center for Addictions and Mental Health in Toronto ON Canada.  The OMC also includes the philosophy and work of Compassion-Focused Therapy as developed by Dr. Paul Gilbert in Derby UK.