Mindspace is the leading organization in Montreal for mindfulness training. You can think of mindfulness practice as a workout for your brain–a way to keep strong, fit, and resilient. Like physical exercise, mindfulness requires some basic training and ongoing practice. Developed primarily via meditation practice, over time, mindfulness results in greater focus, balance, and well-being.

Whether you’ve heard about the benefits of meditation for reducing stress, are a professional looking to teach mindfulness yourself, or want to bring mindfulness training into your organization, we can help.

Interested in teaching mindfulness or adding it to your skill set as a healthcare or wellness professional? Mindspace offers a number of advanced trainings for professionals to deepen their practice and prepare them for teaching. We are also the Quebec delivery arm for the internationally recognized facilitation certificate programs in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy offered by the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto.

Mindspace offers on a number of group therapy and psychoeducation programs and workshops, including mindfulness based programs, group therapy for anxiety and depression, support groups for eco-anxiety, digital wellbeing, and more. Our groups are run by a diverse team of qualified professionals, including licensed psychologists, qualified mindfulness teachers, and other certified coaches and specialists.

Curious about mindfulness meditation, but looking for an individual coaching approach tailored to your needs and schedule? Mindspace offers one-on-one mindfulness training through our team of experienced and qualified mindfulness teachers.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Should I take MBSR or MBCT?

    MBSR is open to anyone who is interested in decreasing stress and learning a new way of relating skillfully to their experience. It is not recommended for individuals with recurrent clinical anxiety or depression, but rather is meant to help improve management of everyday stressors (e.g., work, relationships, health).

    In contrast, MBCT is designed specifically to help prevent relapse in individuals who have struggled with acute/clinical anxiety or depression. If you’ve been treated for an anxiety disorder or for one ore more depressive episodes in the past, and are ready to learn new skills for preventing further episodes, MBCT is for you.

    MBSR and MBCT teachers will confirm participant eligibility at the mandatory orientation session one week prior to the start of the program.

  • Do I need to know anything about mindfulness or meditation to take your courses?

    No, Intro to Mindfulness, Individual Training and our MBSR program are ideal places to start, but all our programs are suitable for people with no experience in meditation or mindfulness. MBCT is designed specifically for individuals recovering from recurrent clinical anxiety or depression.

  • Do I have to do anything between sessions?

    We give homework at the end of most sessions. The homework usually consists of meditation and informal mindfulness practice, adding up to about 20 mins per day. The assignments are an essential component of the course. The more you put into the practice, the more likely you are to enjoy the benefits of mindfulness.

  • How are the sessions structured?

    We usually spend 20-30 minutes debriefing on home meditation practice or other homework assigned the previous week. The next portion of the session is devoted to psychoeducation, discussion, and exercises related to the topic of the session. We usually close with a meditation.

  • Do I have to speak during group discussions?

    You are free to contribute as little or as much to the discussions as you like.

  • What happens if I have to miss a session?

    Missing a session isn’t ideal, but is sometimes unavoidable. You have several options if you miss a session:

    •  You can explore the written or online material provided by the teacher(s) for that week.
    •  You can set up a brief phone call or pre-class meeting with your teacher to review the material you missed.

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