Mindfulness & Meditation

Mindfulness is awareness, cultivated by paying attention to the present moment, without judgment. It is a skill we can develop through a variety of practices. It helps us come to terms with our thoughts, feelings, and actions.
We carefully selected a variety of introductory activities and resources:
Corey Muscara – Shift your “What If’s to What Is”
Professor Sat Bir Khalsa –  How Yoga Changes The Brain
Dr. Kristen Neff – Self Compassion 101
Dr. Russell Harris – Myths of Mindfulness
Dr. Russell Harris – The Struggle Switch
Dr. Russell Harris – The Values-Focused vs The Goals-Focused Life
Light Watkins – Debunking the 5 Myths of Meditation
Pema Chodron – Non-Meditation
Thich Nhat Hanh – Staying In The Present Moment
Guided Meditations:
Corey Muscara –  TAKE 5
Dr. Dzung Vo –  Bodyscan – 3 minutes
Dr. Dzung Vo – Bodyscan – 12 minutes
Dr. Dzung Vo – SOBER Coping Space – 3 minutes
Dr. Dzung Vo – SOBER Breathing Space – 3 minutes
Dr. Dzung Vo – Mindful Movement – 10 minutes
Dr. Dzung Vo – Bodyscan – 27 minutes
Dr. Kristin Neff  – Noting Your Emotions – 18 minutes
Dr. Kristin Neff – Self Compassion Break – 5 minutes
Dr. Kristin Neff – Soften, Soothe, Allow: working with emotions in the body – 15 minutes
Dr. Kristin Neff – Self Compassion Exercises and More Guided Meditations
Relaxation Music:
10 hours – Marconi Union Weightless
Mindfulness and Meditation support organizations:
CAMH Mindfulness Resources
Centre for Mindfulness Studies
Mindfulness Without Borders
Pema Chodron Foundation
Self Compassion Organization
Mindfulness pocketbooks:
Letting Everything Become Your Teacher
The Pocket Pema Chodron
Just One Thing
Mindfulness CBT Card Deck
Articles:
The Role of Meditation in Mental Health