Feel Good

Caring for ourselves is key to being able to care for others… The Congress offers ample opportunity to restore our inner tranquility and help us achieve a sense of well-being. The importance of music and the arts in our psychological well-being is also featured in the much loved Reflections and in the inclusion of music as an integral element in various activities.

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Self-Care Activities

Organized by Hope & Cope, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal

Self care activities offered include:


Yoga is a form of exercise from India with the aim of reaching a state of peace and relaxation. There are different types, but all involve muscle stretching, controlled breathing and meditation. Movements will be accessible to all levels and will invigorate the practitioners for the day ahead.

Stretch and Balance

This activity consists of a mix of stretching and balance exercises to improve your mobility and agility while focusing on better posture. Good posture provides energy and enables you to use your body more efficiently.

Walking & Body Weight Exercises
      (Outdoor Activity)

This activity will consist of a short, brisk walk followed by exercises done entirely using your own body weight.

Check back here in the coming months for the schedule and how to register

Live Music Before Plenaries

Arrive 30 minutes before each plenary to be inspired by the live music of world class musicians

Need a Moment of Tranquility?

Quiet Room

The Quiet Room is available for participants who wish to have time for private reflection in a tranquil setting.


The practice of mindfulness meditation is to be present in the moment; it is a subjective conscious experience that allows the person to be attentive to the movement of his/her thoughts. Mindfulness meditation is an attribute of consciousness which increases the welfare of the person. The emotions of fear and anxiety in stressful situations can be defused by the practice of mindfulness meditation.

Evening Event

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Produced by: Shani Komulainen, Gillian McConnell, Dr. Bernard Lapointe

A tradition begun by Dr. Balfour Mount in 1996, the Reflections which open each plenary session have become a well-loved and much appreciated Congress feature. The goal of these images set to music is to provide an introspective moment to lead us from the distractions and preoccupations that crowd our minds, into focussed awareness of shared experience.