Welcome to Living Arts
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 2000. 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:
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programs (Group and Private)
- Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy
- Mindfulness Based Yoga classes (Group and Private)
- Meditation Instruction
- Mindfulness Retreat days and Workshops
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.
- D.D Fall, 2017
'The course on mindful practices and meditation conducted by Gina Rubinsky was a journey I would recommend to anyone in search of healing and authentic empowerment through growth. The class accessed within me a sense of integrity for myself, and has returned all the work, time, and intention that I put in through the confidence I feel now. Gina offered support throughout the duration of the course, in order to solidify the formal and informal practices of mindfulness, which really eased my concerns for trying meditation. I very much appreciate Gina’s work and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in the program. '
- S.R. Spring 2016