Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.
Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
Though it has its roots in Buddhist meditation, a secular practice of mindfulness has entered the American mainstream in recent years, in part through the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and his Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, which he launched at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979. Since that time, thousands of studies have documented the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness in general and MBSR in particular, inspiring countless programs to adapt the MBSR model for schools, prisons, hospitals, veterans centers, and beyond.
Upcoming Mindfulness Courses.
MBSR 8-Week – Mondays (Evenings/Plateau) starting on April 22nd.
- Dates: Monday, April 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27; June 3, 10.
- Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm.
- Silent Retreat: Saturday June 1st.
- Location: Studio Équilibre, 1565 Mont-Royal Ave E, Montreal, QC H2J 1Z3
- Tuition General: $375, Seniors (+65) $325, Students & Low Income $275
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