What Is “Mindfulness,” and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

Mindfulness has grown in popularity these last few years as more and more people are craving ways to unplug, to focus one’s awareness on the present moment, and to calmly acknowledge and accept one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. ​So what Is “Mindfulness,” and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?   Check out this video about How Mindfulness Empowers Us as it brings together some wonderful words of wisdom and charming illustrations.

Don’t forget that tonight is our Parent Information Session – Empowerment through Mindfulness

Connexions is hosting a parent information session in collaboration with the Special Education Advisory Committee of the WQSB on Thursday, March 9 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Our guest facilitator Joanne Doucette, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker at the Child, Adolescent and Family Centre of Ottawa, will give an overview of how to help you and your child reduce anxiety through mindfulness.  You will learn how to identify “Body Clues” related to anxiety and have an opportunity to practice some breathing and relaxation exercises you can use with your child to help you both manoeuver stressful and difficult situations; step out of your frustrations with more ease and confidence; and see the bigger picture and create a deeper, more balanced connection.

Who? All parents, especially those with children and youth at-risk or with special needs

When?  Thursday, March 9 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Where? Western Quebec School Board (Council Chambers), 15 rue Katimavik, Gatineau (Aylmer sector)

Please note that this Information Session is full. We are no longer taking new registrations. To find out about upcoming Parent Information Sessions, please Subscribe to our Newsletter and follow us on our Facebook Page.