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. The Mindfulness Based Stress Management Program (MBSR) offered by Living Arts is one powerful way to cultivate effective and life affirming responses to emotional and physical challenges. The pressures of contemporary society and the juggling between our many roles place significant demands upon us. Burnout is becoming increasingly prevalent. Stress levels continue to be on the rise and, as a result, our overall health is suffering. Research has shown that Mindfulness Meditation and the Mindfulness Based Stress Management Program (MBSR) has significant benefits in decreasing our physical and emotional vulnerability to the impact of life stressors. If practiced regularly, mindfulness meditation can enhance our ability to be fully present in our lives and respond to challenges with greater awareness and compassion. On the physical level, mindfulness meditation can strengthen the immune system, balance the endocrine system, and produce a host of other medically valuable physiological changes such as lowered blood pressure, decreased cholesterol levels and a greater capacity to cope with stress, pain and illness.
Montreal’s Living Arts provides you with a wide array of services including mindfulness based yoga, mindfulness meditation, mindfulness based stress reduction programs (MBSR) and personal counseling. These programs will assist you in deepening your connection with your inner resources as you move toward greater self empowerment and self awareness. Click here to view testimonials.
The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program, unique in its kind in Montreal and offered since 1999, 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 and physical pain and illness as well as to develop a long-term 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.
About Gina Rubinsky
Gina Rubinsky is a registered psychologist, MBSR facilitator and certified Kripalu yoga instructor. She has been specializing in the area of mindfulness based stress reduction and pain management for the last 15 years in Montreal and Ottawa. She has been teaching the MBSR program consistently since 1999 in Montreal as well as offering mindfulness retreats and workshops for various organizations, businesses, hospitals and community groups. She is a graduate of McGill University and the professional training program in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction directed by Dr.'s Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care Center. Gina is deeply committed to sharing the mindfulness based approach toward health and well-being as it has played a significant role in her own healing journey and continues to witness its powerful role in cultivating well-being and self-empowerment in many others.