The YMCA Mindfulness Groups offer a free 7-week psychoeducational and support group for young adults ages 18-30 who experience anxiety. Participants learn healthy coping skills, connect with other young people in the community, and get support all in a safe and friendly environment. Programming is supervised by trained mental health professionals.
The group provides a safe, supportive environment where you can meet others who have had similar experiences and includes:
- Educational workshops about anxiety and other mental health related topics
- Practicing evidence-based mindfulness techniques during workshops, a proven tool to help manage anxiety
- An introduction to Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), an evidenced based therapy that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies
- Take-home resources to help manage anxiety in between weekly meetings
- A seven-week YMCA-YWCA Vancouver Island gym membership to encourage young adults to manage their anxiety through physical activity
If anxiety is impacting your life and preventing you from doing what you want or need to do, this group can help support you. Join us to learn mindfulness techniques, get helpful tools and resources, and meet other like-minded young adults.
Registration / Information
Attending an information session is mandatory prior to participating in the program. Register for an upcoming information session by emailing us (please include your contact information and birth date).
In 2018-2020 we will be holding Mindfulness Groups at the Downtown and Westhills (Langford) Y locations.
Y Mind Program description and details – https://vancouverislandy.com/program-services/community-health/
A RETREAT FOR OUR LBGTQI COMMUNITY
PASCAL AUCLAIR | ANUSHKA FERNANDOPULLE
MARCH 26 – 31, 2019
Stowell Lake Farm, Salt Spring Island
Contact BCIMS.org for more information and to register.
We’ll create a space of ease and support for QTBLGAI2S people to cultivate mindfulness, kindness and wisdom through insight meditation. Sharing silence and meditative space with community allows us to make greater peace with ourselves and our lives, one moment at a time. While listening to the teachings of wisdom and compassion and mindfully sitting, walking, eating and resting, liberating insights arise, and clarity and freedom is gained. We can learn to find an ever-deepening sense of well-being, touching joy and fostering the heart’s release. We practice in this way both for our own benefit and for the benefit of others. Open to beginning and experienced meditators who self-identify as queer, questioning, trans, genderqueer, non-binary, bisexual, lesbian, gay, agender, intersex or two-spirit.
Saturday Morning Sit-In led by Brock Brown
No Sit-In on May 5; Resumes June 2
The Sit-In takes place on first Saturday of the month from 9:00
a.m. to noon. There are three 45-minute periods of sitting meditation,
which start on the hour, alternating with 15-minute periods of walking
meditation. Stay for the whole morning or join us for just a sitting or two.
We begin all sittings on the hour, so feel free to slip in quietly a few minutes
before the hour during walking meditation.
Place: 4013 Magdelin St
Dhamma: A Theravada Buddhist Society is presenting
a weeklong Vipassana meditation retreat with
Janata (Shirley Johannesen)
It will be held October 29 – November 04, 2018
at the Edendale Retreat Centre
Click the link below for full information.
DBS Jayanta retreat-Oct29-Nov4-2018-for VIMS