Restore and Rejuvenate Mind, Body, and Spirit With Our Upcoming Breathe Mindfulness Events:


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Let’s Sleep! Sleep Better to Live Better 2-Hour Workshop

Given the importance of sleep for your well-being, this workshop is available: 

May 13, 2024 6:00PM-8:00PM: In-Person Dartmouth, NS
May 14, 2024 6:00PM-8:00PM: Live Online (with 30 Days Recorded On Demand Access)
May 15, 2024 6:00PM-8:00PM: In-Person Wolfville, NS 

Facilitated by: Jacqueline Milner, Clinical Psychologist and Certified Mindfulness Teacher

Say goodbye to restless nights and hello to rejuvenated mornings!

Join our transformative two-hour workshop designed to help you unlock the secrets to better sleep. Led by psychologist and wellness expert, Jacqueline Milner, you will learn practical strategies and techniques to overcome insomnia, reduce stress, and achieve restorative sleep. Getting enough good quality sleep is essential for overall well-being. Sleep affects both our mental and physical health. It is the foundation on which we have the energy to engage in other healthy thoughts and behaviours and show up fully in our lives. Good sleep promotes productivity, efficiency, mental clarity, and overall contentment. Getting too little makes us vulnerable to experiencing more stress, illness, and poor mental health. Improve your sleep, reserve your spot today!

Fee: $45 (HST included)

Half-Day Silent Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
Wolfville Location

Saturday, May 25 9:30AM – 1:30PM

Facilitated by: Jacqueline Milner, Clinical Psychologist and Certified Mindfulness Teacher

A 4-hour silent retreat to restore and rejuvenate mind, body, and soul.
Come experience the restorative and rejuvenating benefits of a silent meditation retreat in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. This half-day silent retreat is intended to deepen one’s practice of mindfulness as well as offer an introduction to a silent retreat experience and mindfulness practices.

What to expect
Led by Jacqueline Milner, an experienced and accredited mindfulness teacher, participants will be invited to engage in a variety of mindfulness-based practices, both movement and still, in the context of approximately 4 uninterrupted hours of silence. A nutrition break will be scheduled around mid-way of the retreat where light refreshments will be offered (vegan and gluten free options will be available). There will be an opportunity to reflect upon and share your experience with the facilitator and fellow participants at the end if desired.

Is this for me?
This half-day, accessible silent retreat is open to anyone who is curious about mindfulness and/or a silent retreat experience or who has an ongoing practice and would like to bask in a more immersive experience with others.
Although no previous meditation experience is required, please be aware that during this retreat, there will be extended periods of silence, and practices will be longer in duration to facilitate immersion and deepening of one’s experience.

Fee: $65 (HST included)

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) 2-Day Therapeutic Retreat
Includes a half-day silent retreat.

Wolfville Location

June 22 – 23, 2024 9:30AM – 5:00PM

Facilitated by: Jacqueline Milner, Clinical Psychologist and Certified Mindfulness Teacher

Come rest and experience the benefits of cultivating a kinder, more supportive relationship with yourself in the beautiful town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

This 2-day intensive is an adaptation of the Mindful Self-Compassion Short Course which originates from the empirically supported 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion program. This intensive is designed to begin cultivating the skills of self-compassion and offers an opportunity to learn about and experience mindfulness while spending quiet, restful time with yourself. Research shows that self-compassion significantly enhances emotional well-being, lessens anxiety and depression, boosts resilience and happiness, leads to more satisfying relationships and can even help maintain healthy lifestyles such as nutritious eating and physical activity.

What to expect
Participants will meet as a group over the course of 2-days. The activities of the MSC intensive will include short talks, experiential exercises, meditation, mindful movement, group discussions and home practices. There will be a silent retreat during the morning session of the second day.

Course Themes Include:

  1. Practicing self-compassion / Self-compassion and mindfulness practices for daily life and moments of stress.
  2. Discovering your compassionate voice / An exercise focused on motivation with compassion.
  3. Self-compassion and resilience / A practice for working with difficult emotions.
  4. Addressing burnout / A practice for compassion with equanimity.
  5. Living deeply / Journaling to reconnect with your values.

Is this for me?
This group is open to anyone who is time-limited and still would like an opportunity to experience the transformational skills of self-compassion within an immersive, retreat experience. This intensive retreat is also for health professionals who wish to begin integrating the core skills and principles of mindfulness into their work and/or are in much need of an opportunity to simply care for themselves.
Please keep in mind that this 2-day program is a more “intense” and immersive experience than an MSC program that is offered over several weeks. Because self-compassion has the paradoxical effect of both soothing our emotional distress as well as opening us to the pain that we may have been unconsciously holding inside, difficult emotions may surface during the program, including past traumas. Hence, the intensive format can potentially be more emotionally challenging in which to learn MSC, so we urge careful consideration before enrolling.
Although therapeutic, our group programs are not a substitute for individual mental health therapy.
MSC teachers are committed to helping participants feel safe and supported during the course. However, participants agree at the outset that they will take primary responsibility for their emotional well-being. If you are unsure, please contact Breathe Mindfulness Centre for further discussion of the best fit for your circumstances.
Meditation experience is not required.

Fee: $350 (HST and Materials included)
*Most private health insurance covers the cost of this program. Please contact your insurance provider to determine whether therapeutic group sessions (in-person or online) offered by a Registered Psychologist are covered.