Transforming Inner Conflict - 4 week Transformative Mindfulness Group

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Transforming Inner Conflict - 4 week Transformative Mindfulness Group

Time: June 8, 2016 at 3pm to June 29, 2016 at 5pm
Location: Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic
Street: 595 Montreal Rd
City/Town: Ottawa
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Phone: 613-316-9181
Event Type: mindfulness, group
Organized By: Craig Mackie, MA, MSW, RSW
Latest Activity: May 3, 2016

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Event Description

Transformative Mindfulness Methods, 4 Week Therapeutic Group:

Transforming Inner Conflict

Facilitated by Craig Mackie, MA, MSW, RSW

June 6th – June 29th

Wednesdays, 3-5pm


Fee for course: $300 (Please inquire about sliding scale if there is no insurance coverage or financial barrier)

Location: Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic, 595 Montreal Rd, suite 301

To register email: or call: 613-316-9181

This group will help individuals directly explore and transform suffering that is held in the body and mind through noticing, feeling, visualization and external expression through words and images.

Throughout the 4 weeks participants will be encouraged to look at one area of life and apply the Transformative Mindfulness exercises to this area.

This includes:

  • Chronic pain
  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Chronic Stress
  • Relational Challenges
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Transformative Mindfulness is a receptive mindfulness practice that accepts, releases and then reorients how we attach to experience. It is a way to bring peace, resolution and insight into one’s inner environment, first by seeing clearly, then by intentionally transforming how we relate to ourselves and our worlds




When we look at long held patterns or experiences of suffering there is often an internal conflict at work. Even when we "know" the right thing to do, we are still somehow stuck and unable to act. Often there can even be a conflict in turning towards challenges that result in suffering. 


The four week course will use and develop the following Transformative tools:

Week 1 – Transforming Inner Conflict – explore how two, or more, opposing situations are in conflict and experienced through sensation, body, thought and emotion, asking for resolution and seeking clarity through transformative visualizations.

Week 2 – Enhancing Positive Qualities – build your strength and resilience by connecting with positive attributes that are present but in need of growth and grounding.  We will practice how to bring our most positive aspects into the picture to address resistance to healing.

Week 3 – Transforming Challenges – learn to ask for help to transform the many aspects of suffering, root causes to challenges. Whatever challenges still remain, we will ask to address them from a calm, quite place, where the body and mind already know how to bring resolution and peace.

Week 4 – Integration – explore how to integrate insight and apply inner transformation to outer application.

This group is facilitated as a private psychotherapy practice by Craig Mackie, MSW, RSW (#819225) and is supervised by Dr. Lynette Monteiro, C.Psych. (lic. # 2956). Please check with your insurance company to see if supervised psychotherapy is covered.

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