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Welcome to OMWellness

We offer the highest quality mindfulness workshop and classes in an inclusive and welcoming space.
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Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED
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Introductory Mindfulness

We offer introductory or mindfulness “taster” programs, in various lengths and formats. Private coaching is also available.

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Corporate Well-Being/Workplace Mindfulness

We offer various programs in government and corporations to enhance organizational leadership, employee engagement and well-being.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

This eight week program is the gold standard in modern mindfulness training. Learn various practices and the application of mindfulness across many life domains, including the skills to navigate stress with more ease.

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Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. If you have a strong inner-critic, want to  heal and navigate difficult emotions, this program may be for you.

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Mindfulness, Performance, Enhancement, Awareness & Knowledge (mPEAK)

Create the conditions for optimum performance, flow and well-being in your career and in your life.

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Habit Change: Mindful Eating

Learn how mindfulness can help to unwind unhelpful eating habits and develop ones that are more in alignment with how you want to live.

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Unwinding Anxiety

Begin to unwind anxiety with our Unwinding Anxiety Program, Six-Week Performance (Public Speaking) Anxiety Workshop and other anxiety groups

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Mindfulness for Teens (& Teachers)

We offer professional development mindfulness workshops for teachers and workshops for teens in the school setting.

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Mindful Yoga, Practice Groups & Retreats

Discover resources and various practice groups and retreat options to deepen and support your practice.

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About Jennifer Innes, MSc

Jennifer is the founder of Ottawa Meditation & Wellness and a skilled teacher who has experience working with adults with a range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and chronic pain, as well with those who are simply looking for new tools to build resilience and meet the stressors inherent in daily life. She trained at the University of Massachusetts and UC San Diego medical schools and is certified by both Brown University and the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. Jennifer's teaching is also grounded in a long-standing and dedicated personal mindfulness meditation practice. Her desire to teach comes from personally experiencing the transformative benefits of the practice and fuels her passion to teach and serve others.

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Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is considered the gold standard in modern mindfulness training and is also the most widely studied mindfulness intervention program. Studies suggest that the practice of MBSR offers physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits:

PHYSICAL

MBSR can help to manage chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and heart disease. It can reduce high blood pressure, manage gastrointestinal (GI) and skin disorders and support immune system function.

MENTAL

MBSR is associated with improved brain function (learning, memory, focus and attention, and increasing cognitive flexibility), supporting neuroplasticity, and reducing amygdala reactivity to stress.

EMOTIONAL

Reducing anxiety, depression and rumination. MBSR can lead to increased emotional self-regulation (less reactivity) and resilience, as well as improved ability to cope effectively with short- and long-term stress. It can also create a sense of calm and increase well-being.

SPIRITUAL

Mindfulness practitioners have reported increased intuition, insight, wisdom and creativity as well as a clearer sense of purpose and meaning.

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Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of mindfulness-based stress reduction, answers the question, “What is mindfulness?”

“Mindfulness can free the mind from destructive thought patterns that can lead to anxiety, depression and burnout and enable more skillful and creative responses to life’s challenges.”

“ABC News anchor Dan Harris used to think that meditation “was for people who collect crystals, play ultimate frisbee, and use the word namaste without irony.” Harris discovered that meditation has made him more focused and productive, less emotionally reactive, more patient, and generally easier to be around.”