Essential Change


Enhancing Positive Qualities: Transformative Mindfulness: Humility, Patience, Contentment, Delight

This 4 session course stretched over 8 weeks will teach the integral skill of enhancing positive qualities. Starting with the first 4 of the 16 Guidelines, each practice helps to meet the challenges of specific suffering: Humility, Patience, Contentment, Delight. Monday Nov 20-Dec 11, 6-8pm Essential Change Studio, Located on Panet St in Ottawa. Whether […]

Transforming Stress, Pain and Suffering – 6 Week Transformative Mindfulness Fall Course 2017

        Time to shift the barriers that are holding you back! Time to grow your full potential! Time to heal… First listen to the body. Pay attention with compassion. Tap in to wisdom. Integrate shifts with action. This 6 week course will teach the core tools of Transformative Mindfulness Methods so that individuals can heal and […]

Mindful Parenting and Partnerships : Humility, Patience, Contentment, Delight: How We Think: Oct 2 – 30th, 2017

Living with Compassion and Wisdom Series. Part 1 (of 4) with Essential Change Mindful Parenting and Partnerships: Humility, Patience, Contentment, Delight: How we Think Whether it’s mindful parenting or infusing your relationships with intention and calm this 4 week special mindfulness course can change the way you think.  Based on the first Wisdom Theme of […]

Healing with the 16 Guidelines: Compassion and Wisdom – 4 Week Course Spring 2017

May 10-31st, 2017 Wednesday, 6-8pm Essential Change Studio (Merivale and Kirkwood, Ottawa) In this 4 week course, we will learn how to develop wisdom and compassion for a kind and wise world. Practical. Transformative. Off the cushion Mindfulness…  The 16 Guidelines are being used as the foundation of ethics within mindfulness, currently being taught at […]

Transformative Mindfulness: 6 Week Core Course Spring 2017

        Spring is in the air! Time to shift the barriers that are holding you back! Time to grow your full potential! Time to heal… This 6 week course will teach the core tools of Transformative Mindfulness Methods so that individuals can heal and practice techniques that will help to reduce suffering. In this 6 week […]

16 Guidelines: Developing Wisdom and Compassion: Mindfulness Ottawa Spring Urban Retreat April 7-9th

  In this retreat we will look at how to develop a wise mind and a kind heart. By using the 16 Guidelines as a mindful practice we can transform our lives and the world around us. The 16 Guidelines are being used as the foundation of ethics within mindfulness, currently being taught at the […]

Tansformative Mindfulness Introduction Night – Free Event March 20th, 2017

Monday, March 20th, 6-8pm, 2017 Location: Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic, 595 Montreal Rd Come and learn about Transformative Mindfulness Methods in this short introduction evening. This is a great opportunity to explore how the 5 core skills of TMM can impact your life: Exploring Challenges and Underlying Causes – learn how to turn with compassion towards where […]

Transformative Mindfulness 6 Week Course, January 30-March 6th, 2017

It’s the new year! Time to shift the barriers that are holding you back! Time to grow your full potential! Time to heal in dead of winter…. This 6 week course will teach the core tools of Transformative Mindfulness Methods so that individuals can heal and practice techniques that will help to reduce suffering. Week […]

Article: Mindful Moral Compass: 16 Guidelines as Ethics Course at University of Toronto

I’m happy to share with you this article recently published in the special edition on Mindfulness of the International Journal of Psychotherapy! Special thanks to all of the co-authors, Michele, Sarah, Rob and of course, Dekyi-Lee who is one of the authors of the 16 Guidelines and who spent countless hours designing and refining this course. […]

Fall 2016! Transformative Mindfulness, Sept 12 – Oct 24, Mondays 6-8 pm

6 Weeks will teach the 5 core tools of Transformative Mindfulness Methods so that individuals can heal and practice techniques that will help to reduce suffering. Week 1 – Exploring Challenges – turn towards where and suffering is held. Week 2 – Intuitive Body-Scan – explore the whole body through mindful visualization and exploration, document […]