Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Reduction in Montreal

Mindfulness means being in the present moment with an open and non-judgmental attitude. You can think of mindfulness practice as a workout for your brain–a way to keep strong, fit, and resilient. Like physical exercise, mindfulness requires some basic training and ongoing practice. Developed primarily via meditation practice, over time, mindfulness results in greater focus and well-being.

Growing empirical research shows that mindfulness meditation techniques can:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Decrease emotional reactivity
  • Improve concentration
  • Strengthen confidence and resilience
  • Promote peace of mind and well-being
  • Help cope with pain and illness
  • Enhance willpower and decision-making
  • Help cultivate compassion for self and others

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Introduction to Mindfulness

New to mindfulness and interested in learning more? MindSpace offers a 2-hour mindfulness introductory workshop. It’s a great opportunity to get a taste of mindfulness.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Looking for new ways to manage the stress and difficulties in your life? Participate in the popular and evidence-based 8-week mindfulness program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn.

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Have you suffered from chronic depression or anxiety? MBCT is an 8-week workshop that will teach you mindfulness and cognitive-behavioural strategies to restore well-being and prevent future episodes of depression and anxiety.

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Mindfulness Tools for Valued Living

Completed MBSR and looking for more? Based on an intuitive and engaging psychological model, MTVL is a 6-week graduate workshop designed to help you cultivate mental flexibility and move forward with a life that reflects your values.

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Mindful Attitudes

Completed MBSR and want to deepen your practice? Mindful Attitudes is an 8-week program that explores the 9 attitudes that form the foundation for mindfulness. Inspire your practice with new meditations and form new connections with members of the mindfulness community.

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Sitting Group

Are you having difficulty maintaining your meditation practice? These weekly meditation groups will help you sustain your mindfulness practice and connect with other meditators.

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Individual Mindfulness Training

Want to learn mindfulness with your own personal coach? We offers one-on-one mindfulness training for those who are interested in a program tailored to their individual needs.

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Mindfulness FAQ

How much does it cost? Is it covered by my insurance? For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions about our mindfulness programs.

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Testimonials

See what former participants have said about MindSpace’s mindfulness programs or get started on your own by trying out our free mindfulness meditation audio guides.

 

More on Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a popular mental health practice that cultivates a calm, clear, and present way of relating to experience. The concept of mindfulness dates back thousands of years to the Buddha’s prescription for training the mind to achieve freedom from suffering. Thanks in large part to the pioneering work of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, a modern and secular version of mindfulness is now prominent in today’s mainstream health care.

Kabat-Zinn’s success treating complex medical conditions such as chronic pain using mindfulness meditation techniques triggered research interest in the 1980s and researchers began investigating the scientific basis of the techniques.

With the expansion of the field of neuroscience and availability of brain imaging technology, research on mindfulness exploded in the 1990s and 2000s. Today, there is an exciting and extensive body of literature demonstrating that cultivating mindfulness can help treat pain, anxiety, and depression. It can promote cognitive functioning, concentration, stress management, healthy lifestyle habits, emotional wellbeing, and joy. On the strength of these findings, mindfulness is now widely practiced around the world, in hospitals, medical clinics, schools, universities (including medical schools), corporations, and military organizations.

The word ‘mindfulness’ is an English translation of the Pali word ‘sati,’ which translates roughly to ‘awake’ or ‘alert’). The mindfulness we practice today in our modern Western context is derived from this tradition.