Essential Change

Courses and Workshops

Mindfulness for organizations, schools and the not-for-profit sector are an excellent way to connect with co-workers and ourselves.

These workshops have been offered to:

Pinecrest-Queensway CHC

Several Federal Government Departments

Kanata Highlands Elementary School

Lawyers and Law Firms in Ottawa

The Ontario Young Lawyers Society


Clinical workshops are also offered through Essential Change Studio, in central Ottawa on a rotating basis.

Mindfulness, as taught through the 16 Guidelines, goes far beyond breath awareness and works on the levels of right vision and right action that complement right awareness. In secular terms, mindfulness is brought off the cushion and into everyday life through honing intention and practicing values to deep the way we Think, Act, Relate and Find Meaning.

16 Guidelines courses typically happen 2 times in the GTA and once in Ottawa per year. Please check the Centre for Compassion and Wisdom website for 16G courses in the GTA.

Other courses taught on an ongoing basis:

Embodying the Qualities of Mindfulness  is also being taught through the Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate program, please check the website for dates and registration. This is the ethics training for the U of T mindfulness certificate.