Mindfulness is the awareness that arises from paying attention in a certain way:
- On purpose
- In the present moment
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn (2011)
As a practice, mindfulness is the art of observing your physical, emotional, and mental experiences with deliberate, open, and curious attention (Susan Smalley and Diana Winston, 2010).
Mindfulness can also enhance our health and well-being and scientific studies have shown the effectiveness of mindfulness-based approaches.
Mindfulness In Action offers evidence-supported mindfulness-based courses for managing daily life stressors, preventing relapse to depression, managing anxiety and pain, and emotional distress. We also offer courses to learn more about mindfulness, and for experienced practitioners who want to rejuvenate their practice.
Weekly, free, live (by Zoom interactive video), drop-in meditations have been offered since June, 2021 for those interested in practicing in a supportive online community.
If interested in learning to become a MBSR or MBCT facilitator, I offer mentoring at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto, and the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. I am also a MBCT facilitator trainer for the Centre for Mindfulness Studies. In partnership with China-Canada Mindfulness Association (CCMA) we offer a MBCT facilitator training in Mandarin. If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.