Brigitte Côté

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Certified UM Trainer/Teacher
Community and public health physician

Hi, my name is Brigitte. I have been part of the Unified Mindfulness (UM) community since 2019. My journey into mindfulness and meditation started with little steps, like discovering the present moment writings from E. Tolle, then moving to mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), practicing intensely with The Mind Illuminated (TMI ) techniques, and finally discovering Shinzen and UM.

A big depression fifteen years ago became the best thing that had happened to me in my life: it triggered a conscious choice to lead a happier and more fulfilling life. Motivated to deepen my practice and wanting to show up and contribute in new ways to world happiness, one human being at a time 😊 inspired my dedication to become a UM trainer.

My career as a community and public health physician created a fertile context for the development of mindfulness skills and teaching. The experience with human suffering while striving to empower traditionally marginalized and/or underserved communities is humbling: from refugees or illegal immigrants to families living in domestic violence situations, persons with chronic diseases, women inmates, or LGBTQ groups, thanks to all these people for the lessons learned!

Bringing mindfulness core skills of concentration, sensory clarity, and equanimity into everyday life has become a passion and it is always a gratifying personal journey. Bringing mindfulness core skills to others, to empower them in their own life choices and happiness goals is the ultimate gratification.

Au plaisir de vous croiser dans la vie !