Spring programs, urban retreat, MSC program and RENOVATIONS!

Mindfulness Starts Here!

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Where did that Winter go! Not only that... Where did that Winter Issue go?

Congratulations to our participants who completed the M4 Program in January! We hope to see you at future activities at the clinic. This is late notice but we hope you can attend a Day of Mindfulness at St. Paul University on April 2 from 9:30AM-3:30PM. Information here.

We are also happy to announce the first Mindfulness for Operational Stress Injuries in Military and First Responders was launched in March. The next program will be in September 2016. Thank you to all the organizations and clinics that supported this venture!

Life's been hectic and somewhat chaotic here at the OMC since January. I was away on a 21-day set of retreats, one with mindfulness teachers Christina Feldman and Chris Cullen at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre MA. Feldman's writing are amazing and I highly recommend any of her books if you're looking for encouragement to keep your practice going. (Lynette)

Everything is Impermanent

OMC's Administrative Assistant, Hillary Dolan, has left for other opportunities. We wish her the best in her future!

Change is inevitable and the internal changes come with external changes as well! We are just completing renovations at the clinic which will give us double the space for the participants to enjoy the programs. The usual entrance will now be solely for M4 program participants and our private practice entrance will move down the hall just past the elevators. We are thrilled about this which has been in the planning for many years! For those of you who have been attending the program in the middle of walls being taken down, thank you for your patience! Here's a little preview.

Upcoming Programs

Information Sessions for our upcoming M4 and MSC May-June programs begin in early April.  Contact us to receive a link to a list of all the dates and reserve your spot.

If you are interested in the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion program or you know someone who is, please download this flyer which describes the program.

May 30 - June 3, 2016: Mindful Self-Compassion in Toronto with Drs. Chris Germer & Lynette Monteiro. Join us for a 5-day intensive Mindful Self-Compassion retreat in Toronto. There are only a few spaces left! Information and here. Register here.

Hanging out in Ottawa on April 29-May 1? Try the Transformative Mindfulness Urban Retreat with Craig Mackie & Shelley Urlando to be held at the OMC site. Information here.

The Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic is now offering programs in Mindful Self-Compassion and Ethics in Mindfulness Programs at the University of Toronto's Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate Program. Watch for our 2-day introduction to MSC module and 5-day sessions in 2016-2017 semesters.

Words of Wisdom


Upcoming Events

MAY 30 – JUNE 3, 2016
Christopher Germer & Lynette Monteiro
Toronto ON Canada

June 24-26, 2016 (Full with wait list)
Heart of Mindfulness Retreat
Galilee Center

Get more information and sign up for retreats here.


Ongoing Events


Secular Mindfulness Meditation: Third & Last Monday of each month, OMC, 6:30-8:00PM

Check our calendar regularly in case of cancellation due to weather or circumstances.

Interested in professional training? Register for our Professional Training in Foundations of Mindfulness. This training is suitable for health care professionals who want to use mindfulness approaches in their work and for their personal well-being. Advanced training is also available for qualifications to teach the M4 Program.

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