Since 2003, the OMC has provided Mindfulness-based Symptom Management and Mindful Self-Compassion programs in the Ottawa Region designed to help ease the distress of psychological difficulties. It’s mission is to make available ways to cultivate and sustain mindfulness skills which are the foundation of compassion for self and others. It’s vision is that when we develop clarity about our core values, we are better able to meet our needs and, in turn, more available to connect with others with compassion and intimacy.
The OMC has been the beneficiary of the beautiful surroundings and supportive staff of Galilee Centre for our annual silent retreat. Our retreats have been a deeply healing process for retreatants because of the quality of care and attention they receive. Most of our retreatants are new to silent retreats and usually arrive feeling tentative about the weekend. The gentleness of the greeters, kitchen staff, and managers is reassuring to them and so necessary for a newcomer to practice. More seasoned retreatants come to replenish themselves in the beautiful landscape and the steadiness of the staff. Whether it is for the annual weekend retreat or longer 5-day sessions, we at the OMC are deeply committed to keeping Galilee as the place to cultivate our practices of mindfulness and compassionOttawa Mindfulness Clinic