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 satisfied all my needs and expectations. If I only would have read on the topic of mindfulness, I do not believe that I would have had the courage to put into practice the teachings and meditate regularly. Since following the program, I feel less stressed, more anchored in my life, present and conscious of the choices that I can make daily. Although I was in group therapy during the program, I believe that it was really mindfulness that gave me the foundation for living with a greater sense of well-being and happiness. Thank you Gina for your compassion, your patience and for your teachings which provided a new way of living in all aspects of my life.
M.L. Spring 2013