WELCOME TO THE MINDFULNESS OTTAWA PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY

Mindfulness Ottawa is a secular community of like-minded practitioners interested in gathering in fellowship while embodying the principles of mindfulness. Mindfulness Ottawa was officially launched in November 2012. The founding organization of Mindfulness Ottawa is Mindfulness Toronto which started in March, 2009. 

Our mission: 

  1. Bringing professionals together to practice mindfulness, discuss mindfulness related topics and to socialize with like-minded individuals. We meet 9 times a year at The Royal on the last Monday of the month with the exception of June, July, and August.
  2. Provide opportunities for professional training/development in Ottawa. 
  3. Through a social program provide mindfulness or compassion training and practice to individuals in the community who might otherwise not be able to access such opportunities.  
  4. Provide information about mindfulness and compassion related events happening in Ottawa.

How to join us
Membership is open to all professionals who are either personally or professionally interested in mindfulness practice. We invite you to join our mindfulness community (Please set your spam filter to accept e-mails from this website). To be accepted you will need to answer three short questions about your personal and professional connection to mindfulness practice. While the membership is now free of charge we hope you will make a donation at each of the event you are attending. 

Benefits of Membership

  • MindfulnessOttawa.ning.com is a social networking website where members can post events, create a blog, start a special interest group or join discussions.
  • We send out newsletters, which includes information about our meetings, professional development, mindfulness retreats, and other events. (By registering with MO you provide your consent to receive our newsletter).

Scent Free Policy
Please be aware that the Royal Ottawa Hospital adapted a Scent Free Policy. Please do not wear perfumed products when coming to our meetings. Thank you. 

UPCOMING COMMUNITY MEETING

Mindfulness Ottawa Network Monthly Lecture Series:
Our monthly lecture series have been suspended for 2019/20. We will send information about upcoming sitting practices in our newsletter.

Latest Activity

Kimberly Sogge PhD CPsych posted events
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Teaching Mindfulness to Teens at UofT Continuing Studies at School of Continuing Studies Social Work,

October 26, 2019 at 9am to October 27, 2019 at 4pm
Register HERE: Mindfulness for Teens at UofTDownload Flyer HERE: TeachingMindfulnesstoTeensFall2019.pdfABOUT THIS COURSETeens today need help to manage anxiety, cultivate empathy and compassion and develop coping skills. Mindfulness can help…See More
Oct 9
Jennifer Innes, MSc posted an event

Monthly Mindfulness "Booster" Classes at Metta Movement and Meditation Studio

November 17, 2019 from 8:15am to 9:15am
Re-vitalize or deepen your mindfulness practice with this monthly Mindfulness/MBSR Booster class. The format of this class will either be two 30-minute or three 20-minute mindfulness meditation and movement practices. This class is ideally suited for those with some formal mindfulness experience, or for those who have taken MBSR, MBCT, MSC or another mindfulness-based intervention.A free coffee will also be offered after class by Jamari Espresso House (beside the studio).Classes will be held at…See More
Sep 27
Helene Kauffmann, MA, MSW/RSW updated their profile
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Jennifer Innes, MSc updated an event

Eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) workshop at Kitchissippi United Church in Westboro

October 2, 2019 at 6:30pm to November 20, 2019 at 9pm
Come learn how mindfulness can help to improve health and well-being in the face of stress, chronic pain, and anxiety and depression, as well as other chronic conditions and difficult life transitions.The workshop is highly experiential and includes:- guided instruction on mindfulness meditation practice;- body awareness exercises, including gentle mindful yoga;- individual exercises on how to apply mindfulness in daily life;- group guidance, group process and peer support;- daily assignments…See More
Sep 9
Jennifer Innes, MSc updated an event

Three-Hour Introductory Mindfulness Workshop at Dovercourt Recreation Centre

September 25, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm
Curious about mindfulness? Interested in learning how to meditate? Discover why so many people are incorporating this simple yet effective way to help quiet the mind, increase attention and awareness, and build resilience.Mindfulness is to the mind what physical exercise is to the body: a way to stay fit, flexible and focussed. This workshop is a great way to experience what mindfulness is and to leave being able to start a practice of your own.  We hope you will join us!Cost: $82.00 Please…See More
Sep 9
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Addressing Chronic Pain and Trauma with MiCBT at Carleton University Richcraft Hall

November 6, 2019 from 9am to 5pm
Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) is an evidence-based transdiagnostic approach combining essential CBT methods with mindfulness training. Presented by Dr. Bruno Cayoun, Founder of MiCBT,  this workshop will describe the neuro-phenomenological mechanisms underlying the use and efficacy of MiCBT for trauma and persistent pain. It will demonstrate novel exposure methods to decrease avoidance and reduce anxiety. This workshop is for qualified mental health professionals or…See More
Sep 6
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Harmony: Yoga-Reinforced CBT for GAD at Ottawa River Psychology Group

September 11, 2019 at 6pm to October 30, 2019 at 7pm
This group is for adults diagnosed with, or who are experiencing symptoms they feel are consistent with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).To determine whether you might be a good fit for this group please consider the following:Do you frequently feel anxious anxiety and stressed? i.e., experience anticipatory expectation, on more days than you do not, for at least the last six months?Do you tend to worry about a variety of different topics such as:  your health or that of others close to you,…See More
Jul 26
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Jennifer Innes, MSc posted an event

Three-Hour Introductory Mindfulness Workshop at Dovercourt Recreation Centre

September 25, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm
Curious about mindfulness? Interested in learning how to meditate? Discover why so many people are incorporating this simple yet effective way to help quiet the mind, increase attention and awareness, and build resilience.Mindfulness is to the mind what physical exercise is to the body: a way to stay fit, flexible and focussed. This workshop is a great way to experience what mindfulness is and to leave being able to start a practice of your own.  We hope you will join us!Cost: $82.00 Please…See More
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Jennifer Innes at Upward Dog Yoga Centre

August 17, 2019 from 3pm to 6pm
Curious about mindfulness? Interested in learning how to meditate? Discover why so many people are incorporating this simple yet effective way to help quiet the mind, increase attention and awareness, and build resilience.Mindfulness is to the mind what physical exercise is to the body: a way to stay fit, flexible and focussed. This workshop is a great way to experience what mindfulness is and to leave being able to start a practice of your own.  We hope you will join us!Cost: $82.00 Please…See More
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Mindfulness Ottawa is a new community dedicated to bringing together professionals who are interested in the practice of mindfulness.

Sanghas in Ottawa

To add a Sangha please email us.

Palyul Ottawa Dharma Center 
Leader: Dr. Angela Sumegi
http://www.palyulottawa.org/Sangha.php

Ottawa Buddhist Society (Theravadan Buddhism)
www.ottawabuddhistsociety.com
Current President:  Colleen Glass

Leader: Drs. Lynette Monteiro & Frank Musten

Ottawa Insight Meditation Community
www.payattention.ca
Contact: Dr. Steven Hick 

Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Group
www.orh.ca
Contact: Joel at learning@orh.ca

Ottawa Pagoda Sangha 
http://pagodasangha.org/ 
Contact: André Vellino

Wild Blue Mindfulness sangha
wildbluemindfulness.ca
Contact: Kimberly Sogge

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