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Director X on Operation: Prefrontal Cortex

Known for his work on the iconic 'Hotline Bling' music video, Director X stops by Breakfast Television to share his operational program 'Prefrontal Cortex' - which uses a mindfulness program to help reduce gun violence in communities.

By partnering with Mindfulness Everyday, a local Canadian charitable organization with a long-standing partnership with the Toronto District School Board, who has been delivering mindfulness in education programs since 2009, they will develop a pilot program for select schools in Toronto.

The project will train educators in the evidence-based smartEducation program, managed bysmartUBC, teaching them the skills and techniques through experiential learning and practice to embody the qualities that we would like to see in our children and youth. The training will provide teachers with the skill set to authentically pass on their knowledge to both educators and students.

More Information on the program HERE: http://op-pfc.com/#the-program

To bring this to life, our first step is to create a pilot program to bring mindfulness practices to schools in the Toronto school board, and we need your help to raise $25,000 to fund the pilot in three schools (covering kindergarten to grade 12).
Support the initiative HERE: https://ca.gofundme.com/Op-PFC

Information on Hosting SMART at your school HERE: http://www.mindfulnesseveryday.org/ pdf/SMART_HostingRequirements.pdf


Fall 2019 Course Schedule

SMART Fall 2019 Schedule

MBSR Fall 2019 Schedule

MSC Fall 2019 Schedule

Teaching Mindfulness to Teens:
A 2-Day Course at UofT Continuing Studies


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Donations facilitate access to mindfulness training by providing subsidies to those in education and in the community who would benefit in cultivating mindful awareness to support health and well-being.

Make a donation through Canada Helps HERE

Or Send an E-Transfer to payments@mindfulnesseveryday.org

Mindfulness Everyday is registered as a charitable organization in Canada #83693 3507 RR0001

MINDFULNESS EVERYDAY

Toronto-based Mindfulness Everyday, a registered charitable organization, has assembled a dedicated team of professionals, experienced in conducting mindfulness programs. Mindfulness Everyday offers MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) workshops, in non-clinical settings, as well as 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 Everyday is pleased to accept donations and volunteers to further its work. For more information, see our About Us page.

Please explore our site to discover more and don't hesitate to contact us.


“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


This video, featuring Jon Kabat-Zinn, provides a good introduction to the concept and practice of mindfulness.

What is Mindfulness?