Inviting you to join us in this 8 week foundational course that teaches you how to become present as well as stay present despite the discomfort of life’s internal and external challenges. These teachings are for everyone whether you are feeling stress or just want to learn how to be more present in your life for yourself, your family, your friends, your community, or your work.
Research has shown that cultivating a mindfulness practice and learning new ways of being with ourselves, our emotions, and life’s everyday experiences can have a remarkable affect. The benefits are not only with how we relate to ourselves and the world but that our brain actually changes for the better allowing new neural pathways to be formed to sustain greater peace, and well-being.
By practicing being with what is, non-judgementally, we become aware of our thoughts, sensations and emotions. We become present. From this place it is easier to be aware of our habitual patterning, learn to pause, and respond from a place of choice whether in reactivity or just choosing to stay present to life in the moment.
“Between stimulus and response there’s a space, in that space lies our power to choose our response, in our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
by psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, Viktor Frankl:
SMART (Stress Management & Resiliency Techniques) involves
experiential activities in mindfulness including: meditation,
emotional awareness and movement. Weekly meetings also include presentations and group discussions on stress, responding vs reactivity, emotions, working with anger, forgiveness and compassion
Learning Outcomes – The course trains participants to:
• Manage stress through a greater understanding and control
• Employ self-care techniques to cultivate personal and
• Create effective strategies for relating to challenging situations.
• Enhance concentration and executive function (planning,
decision-making, and impulse control).
• Revitalize purpose, personally and professionally.
• Improve your overall mental and physical health.
• Promote happiness through healthy habits of the mind.
Dates: Wednesdays, Oct 18 – Dec 3rd, 6:30 – 8:45pm
Sunday, Dec 3, 10am – 2pm Half-day silent retreat
Cost: $310 + 5% gst
Resgistration closes Oct 14
Please see practicingmindfulness.ca for more details and past participant reviews.
Hope to see you there!
To register please call
Tara Alain 604 815 8386 or email firstname.lastname@example.org