Toronto-based Mindfulness Everyday, a registered charitable organization, offers MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) workshops, in non-clinical settings as well as specifically designed programs for youth, parents and educators.
We are committed to improving the health and well-being of community members and the networks that support children and youth, by providing tailored mindfulness programs.
Many of our adult participants voiced the wish to have learned mindfulness much earlier in their lives. We have been continually developing programming, facilitating research, and teaching mindfulness in schools and community settings since 2009. Read more.
What is mindfulness?
How much time do you spend remembering things that have happened in the past or thinking about things that are going to happen in the future? What is happening now – the present moment?
Mindfulness is seeing things more clearly, and paying attention moment to moment to moment. When you are mindful, you notice what is happening—as it is happens. Mindfulness creates a space, a pause in which you can respond considerately to situations, rather than react. Creative possibilities open up; new ways of being with life’s challenges can present themselves.
Mindfulness is the awareness that arises when paying attention to the present moment, with non-judgment.
Today, there is a growing interest in mindfulness. Research corroborates the benefits of mindfulness training. The new breakthroughs in neuroscience show that by practicing mindfulness, the brain can be shaped for greater happiness, love, wisdom and greater emotional balance in turbulent times, as well as healthier relationships, more effective actions, and greater peace of mind.
Mindfulness Everyday programs are based on the principles of the MBSR workshop, an 8-week program created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979.
Dr. Kabat-Zinn describes mindfulness as an approach to life based on the understanding that:
“the present is the only time that any of us have to be alive – to know anything – to perceive – to learn – to act – to change – to heal”.
Mindfulness Everyday programs
As a registered charitable organization, Mindfulness Everday is pleased to accept donations and volunteers to further its work. For more information, see our About Us page.
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“Peace begins with us. The practice of non-harming is the field of training. The second field of training has to do with the development of concentration and a strong, mindful awareness. Mindfulness is the basis for wise action. When we can see clearly what is happening in the moment, wisdom can direct our choices and actions, rather than the old habits simply playing out our patterns of conditioning.”
— Joseph Goldstein, A Heart Full of Peace