Program: Mindfulness Meditation for Men

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May15-2016-Meditation1Schedule:

Mindfulness Meditation is back! Join us every Sunday 12:00PM – 2:00PM, starting Sunday, September 11th, 2016. Meditation takes place at the Canadian Centre for Men and Families.

Fee: No charge

Description

This mindfulness meditation course is open to everyone. Beginners are welcome, and those with experience are also encouraged to join us to develop new meditation skills. Our mindfulness program is a great compliment to the other men’s health programs and services we provide.

Meditation can be used for a wide variety of purposes, including pain management, emotional regulation or simply to be calmer. Traditionally, mindfulness meditation was used to open the heart and mind and to provide insight and understanding.

A little background on meditation, courtesy of wikipedia

Mindfulness involves intentionally bringing one’s attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment. It can be developed through the practice of meditation. Large population-based research studies have indicated that the idea of mindfulness is strongly correlated with well-being and perceived health. Clinical psychology and psychiatry since the 1970s have developed a number of therapeutic applications based on mindfulness for helping people who are experiencing a variety of psychological conditions.

Mindfulness Meditation is provided by Lawrence Rothman. Lawrence is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and mindfulness group facilitator. He worked in private practice for over ten years, at Toronto hospitals as a mental health therapist in the emergency department, and as a community mental health therapist. Lawrence uses a variety of modalities, including mindful psychotherapy, depth psychology and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

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