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We are excited to announce the launch of GSC’s Mindfulness Program!

This mental-health support program is like a fitness program for your mind. It is focused on helping you to take care of your mental wellness as part of your overall health.

The program was developed with the support of a team of mental health professionals, and is based on the growing body of research and evidence that shows how preventive strategies such as mindfulness can have a positive impact on mental health.

Sounds cool, right? HOW ABOUT A SNEAK PEEK?

Overview Video:

Before we get into the preview of the first mindfulness session, this video will give you a quick overview of what the Mindfulness Program is all about. 

Session 1: Stepping out of "automatic pilot"

Now that you've had a chance to get to know the Mindfulness Program, let's take a look at the intro video for the first session. This quick video will get you in the right frame of mind to test out the first meditation exercise.

Are your brain muscles ready for more mindfulness?

You can find the whole series of mindfulness sessions on Change4Life®

To access Change4Life, just log in to your Online Services, and select Change4Life from the menu. Once you're there, look for the blue box on the homepage to get started. 


What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is an evidence-based practice that helps people approach stress, low mood and/or anxiety differently, so they can get more out of their day-to-day experiences and improve well-being.

It’s a mental state achieved by focusing your awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting your feelings, thoughts, and body sensations – often through meditation.

How does the mindfulness program work?

GSC’s Mindfulness Program guides you through the techniques and concepts behind mindfulness. You will be encouraged to complete a series of six sessions at your own pace, with each session combining audio and video components, as well as on-screen education materials and a reflection workbook. You’ll find the mindfulness program on the Change4Life portal (via your Online Services menu).

Who can access the program?

The Mindfulness Program is available to all GSC plan members who have access to the Change4Life portal.

To access the program, just log in to your Online Services and select Change4Life from the main menu. Once there you’ll find links to the program from the Change4Life dashboard, the Learn & Earn page, and from the Small Steps Action plan (if your health risk assessment (HRA) results identify mental health as a priority area).

Why mindfulness?

For the past couple of years, GSC has been looking into the issue of mental health and its negative impact on the health of Canadians. Our conclusion was that the current mental health system does not offer many easily available options to those looking for treatment and/or preventative support.

That’s why GSC has decided to offer this Mindfulness Program. Our goal is to offer our plan members (you!) more tools in your toolbox when it comes to taking care of your mental health.