Peter Black
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What is your personal relationship to or connection with mindfulness?
I attended the MBSR course in 1999 and have a daily meditation and mindfulness practice.
What is your professional work? As this is a mindfulness-based professional's network we require each member to disclose his or her profession (i.e. teacher, psychotherapist, MD, lawyer, etc.)
I am a retired civil servant. I completed a professional training program on mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn and now teach the MBSR course.
Using mindfulness-based techniques in professional work
I teach meditation and mindfulness to interested people.

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Managing My Reactions

Posted on August 12, 2016 at 7:06am 0 Comments

I recently attended a silent week of meditation and mindfulness near Ottawa, where I worked at paying attention, observing my reactions to what was going on, and managing these reactions.

Paying attention during the 4 sessions of sitting meditation each day, interspersed with walking meditation, was greatly…


Listening to My Body

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 9:02am 0 Comments

I was recently “setting up” my morning meditation - establishing a strong posture and then relaxing the muscles in my upper body. And, it occurred to me that I was consciously relaxing tension in my body to assist in relaxing tension in my mind. It reminded me that these two aspects of our being are so completely connected. They represent the two sides of stress.

When I…


My First Retreat

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 12:29pm 0 Comments

One year after attending the course on meditation and mindfulness (MBSR), I went on my first meditation retreat. It was an experience which, initially, was not particularly pleasant.



My Son's Graduation

Posted on January 26, 2014 at 10:01pm 0 Comments

One of the attitudes we cultivate to enhance our being mindful is that of not “striving” – whenever possible and appropriate, not working to achieve a particular outcome from an experience. I relearned this attitude when I attended my son’s graduation.

I grew up in a household where university education was highly thought of. I appreciated and enjoyed mine, and my wife and I very much encouraged our “kids” to get a degree. When our son was about to graduate from Laurier University, we…


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