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A reminder that this article from our magazine Visions was published more than 1 year ago. It is here for reference only. Some information in it may no longer be current. It also represents the point of the view of the author only. See the author box at the bottom of the article for more about the contributor.

Resources

Visions Journal, 2016, 12 (2), p. 4

Mindfulness Wellness Module

From the BC Partners (the group behind Visions Journal), learn about the features and benefits of mindfulness and see how you can get started at www.heretohelp.bc.ca/wellness-modules.

BCALM (British Columbia Association for Living Mindfully)

BCALM provides education, research, and advocacy around the benefits of mindfulness in schools, workplaces, and doctor’s offices. Check out the Resources section of their website for a list of some mindfulness retreats and organizations around BC, as well as workbook resources. See www.bcalm.ca.

Mindfulness-informed psychotherapies

To find psychologists who practice mindfulness-informed treatments like dialectical behaviour therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy, visit the BC Psychological Association of BC at www.psychologists.bc.ca.

Coping Using Mindfulness

The BC Crisis Centre has a directory of resources for those who would like to learn to use mindfulness to manage intense or difficult experiences. You’ll find guided audio sessions as well as recommended apps and other resources. Visit www.crisiscentre.bc.ca/mindfulness.

MindShift

A free app developed by AnxietyBC for young people who want to manage anxiety well. (Note: it can also benefit adults). The Chill-Out Tools section includes mindfulness strategies. Visit www.anxietybc.com/resources/mindshift-app.

Breathr

An app for young people who would like to learn mindfulness skills and start their own practice. Breathr was developed by the Mental Health Literacy team at BC Children’s Hospital. Visit www.keltymentalhealth.ca/breathr. For more mindfulness resources, visit www.keltymentalhealth.ca/healthy-living/mindfulness.

Mindfulness for Teens

For teens who would like to learn more about mindfulness, try quick mindfulness activities, and build skills with guided sessions, visit www.mindfulnessforteens.com.

Audio for Relaxation & Meditation

McGill University’s Counselling and Mental Health Services has a number of guided mindfulness sessions, including sessions specifically for students. Visit www.mcgill.ca/counselling/self-help/audio-video.

smartUBC (Stress Management and Resiliency Techniques)

smartUBC is a not-for-profit unit of the University of British Columbia that delivers mindfulness training in several workplace sectors including education and health care. For more information, see smartubc.ca

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