Allowing Your Stress to Fall Challenge
by Angie Kingma on September 21st, 2018
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ~ Albert Camus We are starting the most colourful season of the year and it comes and goes in a flash. Most of us recognize the changes in our scenery but how many of us truly immerse ourselves in the changes we see in nature at this time of year? So many of us are overwhelmed with our day-to-day responsibilities that we end up defaulting to...  Read More
Copycat Suicides, is there anything that can be done?
by Angie Kingma on June 12th, 2018
Copycat suicides, also referred to as suicide clusters, can happen when high profile individuals tragically end their lives. These suicides are widely covered by news media outlets such as the cases with the tragic recent suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade. Copycat suicides can also be triggered when there is a suicide of another person known to him/her, particularly if that person had ex...  Read More
How Mindfulness Apps Can Fail You
by Angie Kingma on March 21st, 2018
What concerns me more and more with the advent of new Mindfulness apps is the reaction from the clients who explain how they’ve practiced mindfulness through an app but concluded that it “didn’t help” them  Read More
Tragedy and Terror are Everywhere - What Do You Say to Your Kids?
by Angie Kingma on September 11th, 2017
Every generation is said to be shaped, influenced and molded by the major world events that they experience. These events hit us so deeply that most of us can remember where we were when we “heard the news”  Read More
A Teacher’s Reflections on Finishing an 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Program
by Angie Kingma on May 12th, 2017
I’ve been teaching MBCT courses for just over 10 years now.  Honestly, it is a true honour and privilege to be able to run these groups.  I’m always so amazed when I get to the end of the 8 weeks, and, without fail, after hearing the participants’ main take-aways, I always walk away thinking and knowing “this program really works”.   

I remind myself about that because delivering the program is n

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Mindful Parenting Moments are Revitalizing!
by Angie Kingma on November 8th, 2016
​This morning started off as a typical Tuesday morning, following our usual routine for the most part. But then a mindful moment turned my morning mood state from relatively neutral mood to a joyful mood.  

I had just dropped my daughter off at school and just as I was pulling into the driveway, my phone rang with the school's number on display. I knew it was probably my daughter saying that she ha

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