I just came back from a 7-day retreat with Jon Kabat-Zinn and his colleague Saki Santorelli. They were teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for healthcare professionals at the Omega Center in Rhinebeck, New York.
There is a growing number of doctors in Montreal who practice Mindfulness to help them care for their patients – and for themselves. Jay Reid wrote an interesting piece, featuring Dr. Flanders, that appeared in the Montreal Gazette on Thursday, April 19th, 2012.
What’s the take-home message? Cognitive Behaviour Therapy provides tools to modify thoughts and behaviours, which in turn diminishes anxiety and and lifts mood.
My Mindfulness practice stumbled a bit over the holidays. And after slumbering through the first week of the new year, I am finally ready to apply myself to re-invigorating my meditation practice. Over the course of the 21 days, I’ll be sitting every day and occasionally sharing some reflections on the experience on this blog, facebook, and twitter. Feel free to join in.