Mindfulness Toronto

connecting mindfulness-based professionals across the GTA

Welcome to the Mindfulness Toronto Community


Mindfulness Toronto
 is a vibrant community of professionals dedicated to the principles and practice of mindfulness in all sectors of society.


Public Website
Please visit our public website  at www.mindfulnesstoronto.net for more information on how to join us.

Upcoming Community Meeting

Community Meeting with Lee Freedman

Mindful Parenting: Resilient Children

Tuesday November 22rd, 2016

7pm-9pm

Mount Sinai Hospital,
600 University Avenue Toronto, Ontario
11th floor
Function and Pain Program Gym. Room 1182.
Once out of elevators turn right and follow signs to Function and Pain Program

Mindful parenting/caregiving refers to intentionally practicing present moment awareness through paying attention to the here and now while with our children with a curious, kind and receptive attitude. The awareness that arises under these conditions provides caregivers with choices in how to consciously respond to children in a wise, empathic and value-driven way, rather than reacting in a emotionally-driven and habitual way, particularly when stressed. This practice has great potential to enrich the caregiver/child relationship as well as build child, parent and family resilience to stress. As Whitney Houston beautifully expressed in the song “The Greatest Love of All", “I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.”

In this session, we will explore ways to practice mindfulness in the context of raising children through discussion and experiential practices. This interactive exploration may include discussion of mindful parenting dimensions, practical applications, benefits, challenges and relevance to society.


Dr. M. Lee Freedman is a co-parent of 4 adult sons and a Toronto-based psychiatrist with over 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents, parents and families under stress. Over the past decade, drawing from her own personal mindfulness practice, she has been integrating mindfulness training into her clinical work with families. She has experience leading mindful parenting therapy groups, mindfulness-based group therapy for adults with ADHD and Camera-Assisted Mindfulness and Attention Regulation Training (CAM-ART™).

 

Events

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Back to Basics Meditation Workshop at Interaxon Studio

December 10, 2016 from 1pm to 4:30pm
Saturday

Blog Posts

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Research and Publications

Mindfulness Research Guide is a comprehensive electronic resource that provides information to researchers, practitioners, and the general public on the scientific study of mindfulness.

 

Mindfulness Research Monthly bulletin for the purpose of keeping researchers and practitioners informed of current advances in mindfulness research.

 

Mindful.org is a website where you will find the best feature stories, news, instructions, and commentary—in writing, images, audio, and video—that we can find about mindfulness, awareness, kindness, and compassion.

 

Mindfulnet.org - More research on mindfulness

 
 
 

A vibrant community of professionals dedicated to the principles and practice of mindfulness in all sectors of society.

Members

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Please note the steering committee has decided to no longer accept personal cheques or cash.

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