Monthly Friday Night Drop In Community Mindfulness Sessions


Offered by Dr. Kimberly Sogge IMTA Mindfulness Teacher.

Wild Blue Mindfulness is the home for all of our mindfulness meditation community events.  For more information on mindfulness meditation daylong retreats, overnight retreats, trainings […]

Mindful Mums: Self Care Skills for Busy Parents

01/23/2019 to 02/27/2019

Offered by Sarah Housser MA RP.

This group helps mothers to have more self-compassion to fulfill the challenging role of raising vibrant and whole young begins. The intentions of this group are: To help mothers to be more grounded and present in their own lives and with their children; To help mothers to feel less isolated and incompetent and feel more normal, competent and connected; To support mothers in connecting with themselves and to nurture activities that make them feel good outside of mothering related activities.

Yoga-Reinforced CBT for Generalized Anxiety with Dr. Kamala Pilgrim

01/30/2019 to 03/20/2019

Offered by Dr. Kamala Pilgrim C.Psych..

With the full Yoga-Enhanced CBT for GAD program you will learn the following: To recognize and challenge inaccurate, maladaptive automatic thoughts and beliefs To bring non-judgemental awareness to thoughts without becoming overwhelmed To better tolerate and make room for physiological aspects of anxiety To regulate breathing patterns for a greater sense of overall calm To modify posture and move in ways that directly impact emotions in positive ways To recognize and tap into unique strengths and gifts To develop your courage and self-confidence To create a deeper capacity for compassion Call 613-656-3331, or email: to book an initial, free, 45-minute, in-person interview aimed at ascertaining mental health diagnoses and to determine your overall suitability for the program.

Winter 2019 CBT Group for Adults with ADHD

01/24/2019 to 04/24/2019

Offered by Kathryn Palmer, M.Ed. RP.

Some of the most common struggles for adults with ADHD relate to time management, organization, and planning. This 12-week evidence-based program developed by Dr. Mary Solanto uses cognitive-behavioural interventions to target these areas of executive functioning. This group is appropriate for individuals either on or off stimulant medication, and may be a beneficial treatment for those who have not been responsive to stimulant medication for ADHD in the past. A prior formal diagnosis of ADHD is required.

Winter 2019 Mindfulness and Acceptance Skills for Social Anxiety Group

01/24/2019 to 03/28/2019

Offered by Kathryn Palmer, M.Ed. RP.

This group will give you a new perspective on shyness and social anxiety by helping you open up to difficult thoughts and feelings while doing what really matters to you. Developed by Dr. Jan Fleming and Dr. Nancy Kocovski, researchers and authors of The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Social Anxiety & Shyness, this evidence-based program combines Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with treatment components drawn from Mindfulness- Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). You will receive a workbook and have the opportunity to practice new skills during the group and between meetings. 

Winter 2019 Mindfulness Integrated CBT for Wellbeing and Growth

01/10/2019 to 03/07/2019

The Winter 2019 Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) Group is a rigorous and evidence-based protocol for developing psychological resilience, overcoming the core mechanisms that maintain psychological distress, and increasing one's skill set for creating a deeply satisfying life. Please join us for this 8 week experiential group. Receipts offered for extended health insurance coverage, if available, by Ottawa River Psychology Group REGISTER NOW - SPACES LIMITED! Call 613-656-3331

Winter 2019 Compassion Focused Therapy Group Level I: Compassionate Mind Training

01/10/2019 to 03/07/2019

Offered by Dr. Kimberly Sogge C.Psych. Certified MSC Teacher.

This 8 week group in Compassion Focused Therapy Level I: Compassionate Mind Training offers support for decreasing stress and reactivity and increasing psychological resources for living a life of meaning and joy. Stress and reactivity are major sources of suffering that conventional medicine has, at best, a mixed track record in treating. For thousands of years, global wisdom traditions have held that training the mind and cultivating compassion can be highly effective in helping people face their fears, and a growing body of scientific research supports that view. This 8 week group with a registered psychologist trained in “Compassion-Focused Therapy” draws from cutting-edge neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, and Buddhist mindfulness methods to teach us innovative, evidence-based meditation, as well as visualization and cognitive re-framing techniques designed to increase our emotional strength and psychological flexibility. You will leave this 8 week group with an array of powerful new tools and healing perspectives that will permit you to move beyond stress and live with renewed meaning, purpose, and vitality.

Winter 2019 Mindful Self Compassion 8 Week Course

01/10/2019 to 03/07/2019

The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program was developed by Kristin Neff, a pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion ( and Christopher Germer. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise.

Mindfulness Skills for Athletes: The Four Pillars of mPEAK

November 16 to 18, 2018

Offered by Peter Lloyd MBA mPEAK trainer CCC Level IV Coach and Dr Kimberly Sogge CPsych.

WHAT DOES THE mPEAK Training Weekend INVOLVE? The mPEAK program was developed by Dr. Amy Salzman MD and Peter Kirchmer a mindfulness expert specifically for athletes and high performers. While the curriculum can be tailored for specific settings, teams and organizations, the basic mPEAK program is formulated as a 3-day intensive followed by 6 weeks of virtual integration sessions to deepen the participants mindfulness practice and integrate the four pillars of mPEAK into daily routines in the workplace, the training environment or in competition. All sessions provide a forum for dialogue, questions and comments.

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