Mindfulness-Based Symptom Management



Facilitated by Tesia Bryski, M.Ed., RP


The Mindfulness-Based Symptom Management (MBSM) course was designed by the directors of the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic, Dr. Lynette Monteiro and Dr. Frank Musten. The 8-week program is geared towards those emerging from a period of depression or grief, experiencing anxiety, work-related stress or burnout, or for those seeking to incorporate mindfulness skills into their everyday lives. The foundation of the course is learning skills to manage our daily symptoms with the intention of cultivating a healthy relationship with ourselves, and responding to what is present in a skillful way. Over the course of 8 weeks, the group will explore:


-Noticing the wandering mind

-Various meditation techniques

-Learning to listen to our bodies, emotions, sensations, and thoughts

-The physiology of stress,

-Self-compassion by way of loving-kindness, and...

-Applying the skills in the moment.


This course will run October 19th until Dec 7th, 2020, Monday evenings at 7 pm

The fees are $700 per participant, and may be covered under the psychology portion of insurance or benefits packages.


Please contact tesia@shinemindful.com for more information.


Intuitive eating & body acceptance fundamentals

Facilitated by Danielle Lithwick, M.A., RP(Q)

This program is designed to explore the practice of intuitive eating and unpack the fundamentals of body acceptance. In this course, we will explore:

  • Why diets don't work and how to break out of the yo-yo dieting cycle

  • How to listen to your body's internal eating cues and enjoy food again

  • How to eat ALL foods without guilt and shame

  • How to prevent binging and emotional overeating

  • How to respect, accept and take care of your body at any size (read more about Health At Every Size® here)

When: 2021

Cost: $480 +HST *

To register or for more information, click here or email Danielle at hello@daniellelithwick.ca

*Fees for this course may be covered under "psychological services" or "psychotherapy" under most major insurance companies or workplace benefits packages.



Resiliency bootcamp

cbt + mindfulness

Facilitated by Michelle Sorensen, M.Ed., C.Psych & Catherine Gendron, M.Ed, RP

This course will help participants to understand how their thoughts affect their moods, and how to manage those thoughts in order to transform their relationship with life. This process of building resiliency will help participants in their relationships, career, mood stability, self-compassion, and the development of true confidence in their ability to confront life's challenges. As a participant, you can expect:

  • An integrative and experiential understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,

  • Mindfulness tools to help with grounding and self-awareness,

  • Lessons, activities, and weekly practices to help integrate what is being taught into real life.

When: October 14th, 2020 until December 2nd, 2020. Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm via Zoom

Cost: $850 *, includes copies of Resiliency Bootcamp workbook and Mind over Mood manual to CBT by Christine Padesky and Dennis Greenberger

To register, contact us today!

*Fees for this course may be covered under "psychological services" or "psychotherapy" under most major insurance companies or workplace benefits packages.


2200 Prince of Wales Drive, #100

Ottawa, Ontario K2E 6Z9

We are located on Prince of Wales Drive, just south of Hunt Club Road. There is free and convenient parking behind the building, both in the parking lot and on O'Donnell Court.

Phone: 613-614-4236

Fax: 613-701-0397

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