Some Words of Wisdom From Dr. Joe Flanders, Montreal Mindfulness Expert

Last week we were so very lucky to have my brother, Dr. Joe Flanders, lead a mindfulness meditation workshop for the Kindercare Pediatrics staff.  Joe is a clinical psychologist from Montreal, an assistant professor of Psychology at McGill University, and the founder/owner of The Mindspace Clinic.

Joe was nice enough to share a personal experience he once had taking his young daughter to the pediatrician’s office for a routine immunization.  In his telling of the story, he teaches an important lesson about how our minds have a tendency to elaborate, amplify, and complicate stressful experiences, perhaps unnecessarily.