Mindfulness seems to be the newest buzzword but, like meditation and yoga, it isn’t going away—because it works! So what exactly is mindfulness? Why should we learn about it? More importantly, why should we care?

Stress and anxiety are increasing both for adults and, sadly, for children. Mindfulness allows us to open our minds to a different way of understanding the world around us— to experience our life from a different perspective, one which allows us to live day to day more peacefully and to take joy in simple, every-day moments.

Mindfulness simply means being aware of the present moment—being aware of our environment, our thoughts, our emotions, our physical sensations.

Cultivating mindfulness practices allows us to increase awareness and focus; with practice and dedication, we eventually transfer our learned skills to our everyday lives. By increasing awareness on each moment as it passes, we learn to become more responsive and less reactive—we notice, manage and control our automatic thoughts and reactions. This allows us to be more present, to enjoy the little things in life. Research shows that mindfulness has many positive effects, including reduction in stress and anxiety, greater job satisfaction, better emotional regulation, and improved concentration–all leading to healthier, more joyful relationships, and an overall sense of well-being.

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Practitioners can help you

Aisha Wovenu, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Aisha Wovenu, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Alanna Fletcher, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Alanna Fletcher, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Ali Ahmad, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Ali Ahmad, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Alison Dunning, Registered Psychotherapist
Alison Dunning, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist
Anseh Dibaji, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Anseh Dibaji, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Ashley Ho, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Ashley Ho, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Caitlin Beukema, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Caitlin Beukema, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Jennifer Henderson, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Jennifer Henderson, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Joanna Panayotopoulos, Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying)
Joanna Panayotopoulos, Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying)
Psychotherapy for Adults & Children, Yoga Therapy
Karen Sappleton, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Karen Sappleton, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Katie MacDonald, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist (on leave)
Katie MacDonald, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist (on leave)
ON LEAVE: Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Maham Fatima, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Maham Fatima, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Maki Mori, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Maki Mori, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Mary Lindsey, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Mary Lindsey, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Melissa Taylor, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Melissa Taylor, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

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