Start the fall season with mindfulness meditation programs

A person in meditation pose

Students, staff and faculty are invited to start the fall season with a mindfulness meditation clinic hosted by the York University Psychology Clinic.

The 10-week clinic, “Personal Peace and Personal Productivity – The Science of Mindfulness,” is being offered on Tuesday evenings (5:30 to 7 p.m.) and Wednesdays at lunch hour (noon to 1 p.m.).

This program is geared to both novice meditators and individuals who practise meditation more regularly in their lives.

Based on strong existing evidence, mindfulness assists with better focusing, more peace of mind and lower stress. Evidence indicates that it helps individuals process information more precisely, fluently and with better working memory – that, in turn, aids retention, efficiency and competency.

This 10-week mindfulness group focuses on how you can feel your heart and relax, with a calmer heartbeat and more mental acuity. The clinic uses a narrative approach that helps transform “wired and tired” experience to calm competence and more interpersonal flexibility and generosity.

The workshop is facilitated by Dr. Paul Ritvo, clinical psychologist.

Fees will not be processed until after the first group session and should be covered by most extended health plans. For more details on how to register, email