Cultivating Patience

Mindfulness practice is more than just a technique for bringing a wandering or inattentive mind back to the present. Practicing mindfulness is an art; it involves cultivating certain ways of being, or attitudes, that offer different ways of returning to the present moment. One of these attitudes is patience. When you observe your mind closely […]

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MindSpace turns 5: A letter from the founder to the MindSpace community

Dear Mindspace Community, On April 26th, 2011, I incorporated a company called 7828799 Canada Inc. The name was later changed to MindSpace Psychology Services and my new adventure had begun.   MindSpace turned 5 this year and this milestone has prompted some reflection. The most meaningful aspect of my experience over the years has been […]

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Boost Compassion with this Loving-Kindness Meditation

Lovingkindness is a Buddhist practice that involves wishing well to our selves and to others. It encompasses generosity, good will, friendliness, compassion, and benevolence, and is often cultivated through meditation. When I teach mindfulness- based stress reduction (MBSR), we do a lovingkindness meditation in the session devoted to relationships and relationship conflict. The rationale is […]

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Best practices for setting up a mindfulness program in your organization

Best Practices for Setting up a Mindfulness Program in your Organization Grow mindfulness from grassroots. Find an Internal Champion to be the resource for employees approach for questions and concerns about their mindfulness practice. Mindfulness tends to grow best organically, from the bottom up, with internal buzz. Get buy-in from the top. Start training with […]

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Why Mindfulness and Neuroleadership are essential tools for today’s corporate leaders

Interview with Robert Paris of the Myelin Leadership Institute   Robert Paris has been working as a management consultant for over 15 years with Fortune 500 companies all over the world. More recently, Robert has become president of Myelin Leadership International, whose goal is to grow leaders and businesses through the leveraging of neuroscience principles. […]

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Beginner’s Mind: First­Hand Experience

Beginner’s Mind: First­Hand Experience Dr. Sarah Roberts, MindSpace The opposite of mindfulness is mindlessness. Whereas mindfulness involves paying purposeful attention and meeting experience with openness and curiosity, mindlessness means functioning on automatic pilot—following routines without paying attention, without appreciating, and without awareness of what’s happening inside and around us. It’s easy to be mindless and […]

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10 simple techniques for a mindful workday

While many of us value the focus, peace of mind, and resilience that mindfulness brings in daily life, it can be challenging to keep up the practice at the office. In this post, MindSpace’s corporate mindfulness program director Jill Graham shares her favorite simple strategies for integrating mindfulness into a busy work day.   Start […]

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Attachment Theory and Why it Matters in Psychotherapy

British psychoanalyst John Bowlby is the man behind Attachment Theory. His theory revolutionized how we think about love, relationships and our human “attachment” needs for emotional connection, consistency, and security.  In 1969-1970, Bowlby published a famous trilogy of papers describing an innate network of psychological, biological and behavioural processes that he called the “attachment behavioural […]

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6 Reasons We Can’t Find Lasting Happiness and What We Can Do About It

If we reflect on what it is that all of us essentially want, it can generally be summed up as: wanting to find lasting happiness. The unfortunate reality, however, is that the way we got about finding lasting happiness often doesn’t work. Here are 6 reasons why that is:   1. We’re Chasing the Wrong […]

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