Mindfulness is simple, yet complex. It is as simple as returning to the breath in each moment. And, it is as complex as making choices that are consistent with our values. Mindfulness of the breath is a confirmation of being fully present to the moment of the breath. It can be comforting. It can lead [...]
Are You Being Mindful or Just Messing with Your Mind?
Much of my time is spent trying to convince people that mindfulness may not be the best option they've chosen to deal with (read: fix) their mental struggles. This may seem strange given I've been committed to mindfulness as a path of practice in both my personal and professional life. And yes, the research evidence [...]
Mindfulness Training Program for Health Care Professionals – Ottawa & Toronto
2019 Professional Training Workshops: Entry & Advanced Skills in Mindfulness-Based Interventions The OMC Mindfulness Teacher Training Program is open for registration in Ottawa beginning with the first module in May 2019 (see below). To register please use the link at the end of the module descriptions. CEU credits for Psychologists offered by CPA*. Our Teacher [...]
Is Your Mindfulness Program Trauma-Sensitive? 3 reasons you need to know and 3 questions to ask.
It was a busy day in the week about 16 or 17 years ago. Emails were still clunky communication channels, which was good because the voicemail I was listening to carried all the emotions we miss in typescript. She was scared, she said. Having a hard time breathing. After a treatment program. Meditation. Mindfulness. Please [...]
Before you close your eyes: things to know about meditation
"Do you meditate?" It's a common question these days. Almost everyone I speak to has taken a mindfulness program or is looking for a place to learn how to meditate. It's an exciting time as well because, as healthcare professionals, we're finding ways to help people that seem to be making a difference in their lives. [...]