Living Arts

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Welcome to Living Arts

Living Arts has been created in Montreal, Quebec to provide you with ways to enhance your well-being, manage stress and establish balance in your life.

Our intention is to provide you with the opportunity to receive the guidance, the resources and the practices that you need to support you.

The unprecedented pressures of contemporary society and the juggling between our many roles and commitments place significant demands upon us. As stress levels continue to be on the rise, we continue to face the challenge of maintaining and enhancing our health and well-being.

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program at Living Arts was one of the the first to be offered in Quebec and has been consistently running since 2001. It is one amongst many other services that you can choose from to assist you in connecting with your innate capacity to respond to emotional and physcial challenges.

Our Center offers the following:

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program, unique in its kind in Montreal is modeled after the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) designed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, of the University of Massachusetts Health Care Center, who is the best-selling author of Full Catastrophe Living and Wherever You Go, There You Are. The MBSR program is specifically geared to help you develop the skills necessary to manage chronic stress, pain and illness as well as to develop and deepen your own meditation practice. A combination of instruction and practice of mindfulness meditation and group discussion within a supportive group environment will provide you with a strong foundation for long term self-care and integration of mindfulness into daily life, way beyond the completion of the program.

 

The program was excellent! Wednesday evenings became an oasis of calm and reflection during a hectic week and I always left feeling refreshed and with a different perspective on what was distressing me. I also learned that what I need to cope with life’s challenges is already inside me. I just didn’t always know how to connect with it and put it into practice.
I now know how.
- A.T., Spring 2014