Mental Health Week: “Growing gratitude”

Today’s meditation focuses on working with the negative thoughts and low self-esteem that shows up from mental illness through the cultivation of gratitude and appreciation. Take a moment of your day to bring awareness to something that can be helpful for your mental well-being.


5 Minute Meditation on Gratitude and Appreciation


Evan Collins MD FRCPC

Evan Collins is assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s department of psychiatry and staff psychiatrist at the Toronto General Hospital where he is affiliated with the Immunodeficiency Clinic. His clinical and research interests include therapeutic mindfulness, and HIV psychiatry. He is certified in MBSR and MBCT, and runs groups at the University Health Network as well as the Centre for Mindfulness Studies. He also trains and mentors healthcare providers in the use of mindfulness-based interventions through the University of California, San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute and CMS.


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