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This program has recently started, but it may still be possible to register if only the orientation class has been missed. Please call us at 514-481-0317‬‬ to inquire, and fill out the form below to be added to our waiting list.
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Are you curious about mindfulness and interested in learning how to meditate? Discover why so many people are incorporating this simple, yet effective way to help quiet the mind, increase attention and awareness, and build resilience.

Introductory mindfulness workshops offer a “taste” of mindfulness meditation practices that allow us to see more clearly what’s going on in our lives and discover new ways of relating to challenges and stress.

During this program, participants will learn the “what, why and how” of mindfulness. They will be given the opportunity to home in on the theme of stress and resilience as one reasons for why we practice – exploring the difference between acute and chronic stress, as well as adaptive and maladaptive strategies for coping with chronic stress and how mindfulness can help to reduce negative outcomes associated with stress reactivity. Participants will learn how mindfulness gives us a chance to pause and respond, rather than to react with our often automatic habitual (and at times unhelpful) patterns.

The session will weave together experiential practices and reflections, with conceptual teaching and an opportunity to dialogue.

Please note that this course will be offered in English, online. No prior experience is necessary. All are welcome!

Please have a yoga mat and comfortable upright chair, ideally situated in a room where you will not be disturbed.

Instructors


Jennifer Innes, MSc

Jennifer is the founder of Ottawa Meditation & Wellness and a highly skilled mindfulness and self-compassion teacher. She has experience working in organizations and with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds, including those with challenges, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and chronic pain, as well as high performers and others who are simply looking for new tools to build resilience and manage stress.

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