We are excited to launch our new website - and we look forward to hearing your feedback!
Since we developed our first website 5 years ago, mindfulness has flourished. Just last year, we saw 2014 become The Year of Mindfulness, with everyone from school teachers to CEO's abuzz about the benefits of mindfulness. Underneath the buzz there have been significant developments. Research on mindfulness is booming - just visit The American Mindfulness Research Association to see how much research is being published each month. The benefits of mindfulness for our health and wellbeing are increasingly recognized, as is the need for mindfulness in settings ranging from schools to hospitals to the workplace.
Here at The Mindfulness Institute.ca, we've heard the need for more resources on mindfulness - to begin or deepen a mindfulness practice - and for more mindfulness programs taught by experienced mindfulness teachers. We're pleased to be able to offer these resources, and to expand the selection of mindfulness programs that we offer. This summer, we're excited to host a Mindful Self-Compassion: 5-Day Residential Intensive, led by Steven Hickman and Michelle Becker from the UCSD Center for Mindfulness.