In her book Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace, author and American Buddhist teacher Sharon Salzberg addresses some of the basic obstacles to well-being at work.
Last week, my mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) group discussed stress and the role of thinking in creating stress. We all agreed that thoughts can be as stressful–if […]
MindSpace Clinic director Dr. Joe Flanders is working with teachers and staff at a Westmount boys school to bring mindfulness into the classroom. Flanders is currently completing a four-week program introducing grade 9 students at Selwyn House School (SHS) to mindfulness, a mental skill that helps calm and focus the mind.
Everyone’s familiar with adult stress: among other sources, adults can face family stress, work stress, financial stress, and health stress. But adults aren’t the only ones suffering from this pervasive mental health problem: teenagers are also reporting increasing levels of stress.
How does mindfulness decrease anxiety and depression, reduce stress and distress, and improve quality of life?
Unavoidable stress is caused by things like weather, delays, other people’s behaviour, and physical pain or discomfort. Avoidable stress is generated when we make every small thing into a big deal.
The holiday season often involves a lot of rushing around–rushing to shop, rushing to eat, rushing to various holiday parties and events, and rushing to […]
Hanukkah starts this week and Christmas is right around the corner. While the holidays can be exciting time of year, they can also be stressful […]
MindSpace Clinic director Dr. Joe Flanders gave a mindfulness training to the Montreal General Hospital’s Psychosocial Oncology (PSO) team.