LOCAL SERVICES

 

+ Mindfulness/Meditation

Mindspace – Private psychology clinic offering mindfulness-based and cognitive behavioral therapies, as well as mindfulness workshops for the public and training for professionals.

True North Insight - Charitable organization offering meditation courses and retreats in English and French.

+ Nutrition

Motive Nutrition - A Montreal-based wellness company, founded by registered dietician Vanessa Perrone, specializing in nutrition counselling, online wellness programs, and healthy workshops and events. A real food approach is taken, which embraces nutrient-packed, minimally processed, whole foods, with a focus on mindful eating.

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

 

+ Articles

Beauty Refined: 5-Step Game Plan to Feel Better About Your Body. Check out this article for tips on how to feel better about your body and counter the not-so-body-positive messages we are bombarded with every day!

There’s More to Life Than Being Happy. This article explores what it means to lead a meaningful life and how giving oneself to others, experiencing negative events and suffering, and having a clearly defined purpose contribute to meaning.

+ Audio and Podcasts

Guided Meditations – Various free downloadable audio guided meditations by Tara Brach.

Guided Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - Free audio guides to support your mindfulness practice, provided by the University of California San Diego Centre for Mindfulness.

Guided Mindfulness Meditation: Practices with Jon Kabat-Zinn – Guided mindfulness meditation with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn.

+ Blogs posts

Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose: The Science of What Motivates Us, Animated (Maria Popova) – Explores the question of how to avoid meaningless labor and instead find fulfilling work.

Busy-ness is Laziness (Dr. Reggie Ray) – An interesting article on the benefits of meditation and how “busy-ness” gets in the way.

+ Mobile Apps

CBT-i Coach – App geared towards treating insomnia based on cognitive behavioural therapy that seeks to change sleeping habits and scheduling factors, as well as misconceptions about sleep and insomnia.

Headspace – App that makes learning and practicing mindfulness and meditation techniques convenient and easy.

Mindshift - An app for teens and young adults designed to help with anxiety. You will learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and take active steps in reducing anxiety.

MyCBT – Guides you through a series of behavioural, cognitive, and emotional activities designed to overcome common mental health problems.

OMG I can meditate – Simple meditation and relaxation techniques that can be used wherever and whenever you may need them that take only 10 minutes a day.

Pocket CBT – Thought records and thought challenging in an easy-to-use, convenient format. Commonly used to treat depression and anxiety.

+ Videos and Vodcasts

Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability - Cited as being one of the most successful Ted talks of all time. This is a powerful and engaging talk on living a fuller life by allowing ourselves to be authentic and vulnerable.

Headstuck! What is Experiential Avoidance? - This short video talks about why trying to avoid our difficult thoughts and feelings often backfires and keeps us “stuck” in unhelpful patterns of thought, emotion, and behaviour.

Understanding Pain in less than 5 minutes, and what to do about it! - This easy-to-follow video will help you gain a better understanding of chronic pain.

 

BOOKS

 

+ Behaviour

*Check out our Mental Health and Support Services, Health Professionals and Educators, and Workplace Wellness and Performance sections for more books!

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We do in Life and Business (Charles Duhigg) - Explains why habits exist and how they can be changed. Argues that the key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work.