Welcome to Living Arts
Living Arts has been created in Montreal, Quebec to provide you with ways to enhance your well-being, manage stress and establish balance in your life. The pressures of contemporary society and the juggling between our many roles, place significant demands upon us. Burnout has becoming more prevalent. Stress levels are on the rise and, as a result, emotional and physical health is suffering. Research has shown that Mindfulness Meditation has significant benefits in decreasing our physical and emotional vulnerability to the impact of life stressors. If practiced regularly, meditation can enhance our ability to be fully present in our lives and respond to challenges with greater awareness and compassion. On the physical level, mindfulness meditation can strengthen the immune system, balance the endocrine system and produce a host of other medically valuable physiological changes such as lowered blood pressure, decreased cholesterol levels and a greater capacity to cope with stress, pain and illness.
Montreal’s Living Arts provides you with a wide array of services including yoga, meditation, mindfulness based stress reduction programs and personal counseling to assist you in enhancing your capacity to manage stress, pain and daily challenges with ease and confidence. Hundreds have already benefited from the stress and pain reduction training they have received through their participation in the Mindfulness Based Stress Management Program as well as though the Mindfulness Based Yoga and psychotherapy offered click here to view testimonials.
The Mindfulness Based Stress Management Program unique in its kind in Montreal and offered since 1999, is modeled after the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) designed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, of the University of Massachusetts Health Care Center, who is the best selling author of Full Catastrophe Living and Wherever You Go, There You Are. This program is specifically geared to help you develop the skills necessary to manage chronic stress and physical pain and illness as well as to develop a long-term meditation practice. A combination of instruction and practice of mindfulness meditation and group discussion within a supportive group environment will provide you with a strong foundation for long term self-care and for the capacity to integrate mindfulness into daily life, way beyond the completion of the program.
About Gina Rubinsky
Gina Rubinsky is a registered psychologist, stress and pain management counsellor and certified Kripalu yoga instructor. She has been specializing in the area of mIndfulness based stress reduction and pain management for the last 15 years in Montreal and Ottawa. She leads workshops and retreats for various organizations, businesses, hospitals and community groups. She is a graduate of McGill University and the professional training program in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, directed by Dr.'s Jon Kabatt-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care Center. Gina is deeply committed to sharing the mindfulness based approach toward health and well-being as it has played a significant role in her own healing journey and continues to witness its powerful role in cultivating well-being and self-empowerment in many others.