Tame Feelings of Shame with this 10-Minute Practice

Becoming familiar with a difficult emotion means getting interested and curious about it, like you might do when visiting a new city. Take it slow, uncovering new “territory” a bit at a time instead of trying to get to know it all at once. As you do, you learn that...

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Why Online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy?

A Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) group helps people better manage anxiety, depression and stress. So why not participate from the comfort of home, online? “Learning mindfulness online is surprisingly lively, fun and there are lots of opportunities for rich...

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5 Steps to Move from Fear to Kindness

Fear is an obstacle to kindness. Fear can stop us in our tracks and prevent us from taking kind action, from being the person we want to be and making the choices we want to make. Standing near the top of an escalator, I watched a middle-aged woman fallas she got off,...

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Why Community Mental Health?

The Centre for Mindfulness Studies has a bold vision for mindfulness-based mental health. Our long-term objective is to move the routine treatment of mood disorders to a more cost-effective, and vastly more accessible model than what the current healthcare paradigm...

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Finding Peace Through Mindfulness

Raised in an abusive home, John Rogers struggled with his feelings of resentment and anger for years. “My first 22 years of life were hell,” he says, reflecting on his childhood growing up with an alcoholic mother. Leaving home at age 13, he had his own challenges and...

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Let’s Get Curious!

Although curiosity killed the cat it would appear that it is an essential quality for human development and learning. It is also a primary aspect of mindfulness. Curiosity allows us to begin to turn toward the entirety of experience, moving us from avoidance to...

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Using Mindfulness to Navigate “Self”

“I think, therefore I am,” doesn’t mean I am my thoughts, nor does it mean that you are yours. Even though Descartes believed, “If I am thinking then I must exist…” other philosophers later pointed out that the thoughts might be coming from somewhere else (although...

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Why Self-Compassion is the New Mindfulness

Compassion Practice: Picture Your Best Self Imagine your life five years from now when you are living, as you would like to be, according to your values. What will you be doing? Who will be in your life? Where will you be living? Write this letter from the future to...

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“More Powerful Than a Pill”

I’ve lived with anxiety and depression for many years. After being prescribed medication by a psychiatrist, I did get better for a while but it also made me more anxious. I was worried about possible side effects and being on medication for the rest of my life. I knew...

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