Back-to-School Mental Health Kit

Back-to-School Mental Health Kit

While back-to-school is hard for most children and youth in a normal year, this year our kids are facing extraordinary circumstances relating to the pandemic and infection control measures. We know parents are experiencing unprecedented stress and are worried about their kids’ mental wellness. More…

Standing Together

The Centre for Mindfulness Studies stands together in support of our black communities. There is no place for racism, anywhere, in our society. We recognize the pain and trauma that any form of racism causes. We stand by and support all of our communities that are subjected to any injustices and racism. More…

Mindfulness in Uncertainty

Mindfulness in Uncertainty

The world is an overwhelming place right now, and we understand how hard it has been to focus on anything besides the COVID-19 pandemic. You may be feeling that things seem uncontrollable, but during this time it’s important to hone into the things you can control. Remember the weight of social distancing, self-care practices, and your compassion towards yourself, and others. We know the practice of mindfulness is needed now more than ever, so here are a few new tips to add to your daily routines during this time of uncertainty. More…

Mindfulness in Relationships

Mindfulness in Relationships

It’s officially the season of love, and healthy relationships (romantic or not) can be challenging. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s day with a friend or partner, practicing mindfulness can make a world of a difference. Here are a few ways a consistent mindfulness practice could benefit the relationships in your life More…

Using Mindfulness to Combat SAD

Using Mindfulness to Combat SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, feels just like it sounds, it’s a form of depression that rises and falls with the temperature and exposure to daylight. While there are many treatment options available for treating SAD, practicing mindfulness is a tried and true option, with practices you can do from the comfort of your (warm) home. More…

Five Simple Ways New Parents Can Practice Mindfulness

Five Simple Ways New Parents Can Practice Mindfulness

As a new parent, you’ve probably been given a list of things that could improve your daily routine and self-care rituals – most of which don’t fit into your difficult schedule. Compared to a few, precious, extra minutes of sleep, self-care is often at the bottom of your list of priorities. Why is there never enough time?! The joys and struggles of parenting may simultaneously involve sleep deprivation and a constant feeling of being overwhelmed. More…

Benefits of Learning from the Comfort of Your Home

Benefits of Learning from the Comfort of Your Home

We pride ourselves on making our programming as openly available and inclusive as possible. We understand individuals who reside in isolated areas may not have direct access to mental health professionals and that’s why we are working to make services as convenient as possible. More…

A Mindful Response to Ronald Purser

A Mindful Response to Ronald Purser

We are writing to take exception to many of the claims made by Ronald Purser in his June 14, 2019 piece entitled “The mindfulness conspiracy.” Our critique extends to The Guardian itself, which appears to be supporting his book and making it available for sale. Overall, there is no empirical evidence and little substantiation for his claims that mindfulness and the mindfulness movement are engendering passivity and compliance in practitioners facing social systems of oppression. We would go so far as to say that it is irresponsible on the part of the author and of The Guardian to publish something so ill-informed and misleading about a practice with so much promise in the struggle against global epidemics of mental illness, depression, and stress. More…

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