Living S.M.A.R.T. - ONLINE 6-session
Essentials for Everyday Life

Living S.M.A.R.T. provides opportunities for you to connect with your own inner wisdom to be with the ups and downs of life, building your capacity to take charge of your own self-care and well-being so you can more easily support the important people in your life.

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LIVE ONLINE INTERACTIVE practices to help you develop inner strength and resilience to address the specific needs and challenges of life. Living S.M.A.R.T. is a secular, non-clinical program, delivered by accredited facilitators.


Living S.M.A.R.T. is a 6-session, 9-hour practical, program designed to train participants to better manage stress and to cultivate emotional balance. It includes practices to help you reconnect to your own inner strength and capacity for resilience. The program is highly participatory, engaging and interactive.

This program is based on the principles of MBSR (Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction) an evidence-based program created by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in 1979 and taught to many tens of thousands of people since that time.

In Living S.M.A.R.T. you will learn:

  • about mindfulness and it's benefits
  • how to build mindfulness practices into activities you already do every
  • mindfulness skills to improve family and other relationships
  • how to befriend your emotions so you can be more responsive rather than
    reactive in challenging moments.
  • how to befriend your thoughts to cultivate a healthier mind space.
  • how to develop your own personal mindfulness and self-compassion
    practices to support all that you have learned.

For more information, please contact

Meet The Program Director

Angela Ventrice, SMART Facilitator / Associate Mindfulness Teacher

ANGELA VENTRICE has been an Ontario certified educator with the York Region District School Board for over 28 years, with the last 19 years being in Guidance and Career Education. She is also an instructor with the Ontario School Counsellor’s Association where she teaches continuing education courses for certified teachers. Her experience includes a background in Special Education, as well as a Specialist in Guidance. Angela experienced the personal health benefits of mindfulness while she attended the Transpersonal Therapy Centre of Toronto in 2002, where she received and completed training in meditation, mindfulness and therapeutic practices. Since then, Angela has incorporated mindfulness into her daily life and it has been a key component of her self care. Angela is excited to promote mindfulness for teacher and student well being and has completed further trainings as a graduate of MBSR, and as an MBSR-T-Stressed Teens facilitator with Gina Biegal. She also participated in the SmartEducation program (SmartUBC and Mindfulness Everyday), most recently becoming a SMART instructor. She has facilitated numerous professional development workshops on mindfulness in the classroom, including "Mindfulness in the Guidance Office" at the Ontario School Counsellor's Association and "Ways to Wellness" at various elementary schools. As a teacher, Angela hears the growing concerns for more mindfulness education, especially from parents and professionals, that is needed for all ages. Angela has seen the positive results of mindfulness in the school community and is dedicated to bringing mindfulness to educators, children, youth and their families.