Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to our experience in the present moment.
Less Stress, Greater Resilience
The focuses of this series of mindfulness meditative lessons are to help youth impacted by social isolation, depression, anxiety, fear, and loneliness to learn the tools of mindfulness meditation to improve their resilience in the face of new challenges brought on by the COVID pandemic.
This new 8-week meditative program for teens & youth in on-line format will help you to attain the portable skills to deal with the challenges and to get a greater immunity that will keep you calm, focused, and healthy under any circumstances.
This new program sponsored by the Canadian Red Cross provides you with a New Way to Face Unprecedented Challenges
This program was developed to help young adults overcome the multitude of emotional and psychological challenges brought on by the pressures of school, family and society. Teenagers who are suffering from psychological stress, various social and learning disabilities, like ADD/ADHD or some type of autism, will benefit from Mindfulness Meditation classes.
We recently developed a new program “Parenting is difficult – Mindfulness Can Help”. We as parents cherishing the dream for our children’s happiness, health, and success! Despite our dreams, the outcomes pretty often turn out to be the opposite. We ask ourselves: ” What seems to be the issue?”, “How can we find a path to our child’s heart?”, “How can we become their friend?”, “How can we help?”, “How to let their talents shine and overcome all fears, laziness, and uncertainties?”. To help children accomplish something in their life, grownups need help as well. We need help in acquiring knowledge about the new generation of our children, skills of patience, and the ability to effectively transfer knowledge without pressure. That’s where Mindfulness can help to empower parents to become more effective, mindful, and compassionate on this journey.
Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to our experience in the present moment, on purpose and without judgment. It was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, as the famous Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
Derived from the ancient practice, the positive effects of mindfulness meditation have lately also been overwhelmingly supported by the scientific community . It has been used to help people cope with daily life stressors  and wide range of health issues that include cardiovascular disease, depression, fibromyalgia, anxiety , headaches, insomnia, ADD, and others.
Studies show that 70 – 80% of people with these symptoms improve significantly with this type of treatment.
Mindfulness focuses on developing two fundamental skills: awareness and equanimity. Awareness is the ability to concentrate our attention on what is going on at a present moment, whereas equanimity is the ability to remain calm and relaxed in the midst of any stressful situation. We usually spend most of our time preoccupied with memories of the past or worries for the future and miss out on the opportunity to enjoy the present moment. By practicing mindfulness, we can develop the ability to concentrate our mental, emotional, and physical skills to get the best possible ‘outcome of the moment’.
Mindfulness is a fun and engaging opportunity to learn and practices skills that can effectively help you to:
At the Art of Life Community Health Centre, we approach mindfulness as a way of living. What we work towards goes beyond the typical sitting meditation practice. “We aim to cultivate a mindful way of living” that helps us engage more fully with life by changing how we relate to our external circumstances and internal experiences. The ability to balance our lives can happen through consistent practice and support from others who are also on this journey. We use integrative approach to improve our patients’ physical, emotional, and mental health by merging the art and science of positive growth and healthy living.
Since 2009, The Art of Life CHC has offered the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) to community members suffering from stress-related disorders.
Recently The Art of Life CHC introduced new variations of MBSR program for kids, teenagers, and their parents.
MBSR course is an 8-week program of weekly classes providing participants with both theoretical knowledge and guided step by step practice of Mindfulness Meditation
Whether you want to boost concentration, improve your work or school performance, overcome anxiety and exhaustion, or find the confidence to improve your relationships – this program is for you!