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Mindful Parents,
Resilient Children
Today, children are bombarded with more distractions and experience greater demands on their time than previous generations. With an aim to foster resilience and stress tolerance, this course shares practices
that enrich the parent-child relationship. This course emphasizes strategies for developing greater attunement between parent and child through pragmatic practices and approaches grounded in mindful parenting concepts. Through direct practice, conceptual teaching and discussion, we
will develop an understanding of how mindfulness can enhance emotional resiliency to counter anxiety, depression, attention and stress-related conditions.
Facilitator: Paul Mohapel
Length: 2 days
Date: Sat, Jan 26 and Sun, Jan 27, 2019 Time: 9am-4:30pm
Cost: $395 + applicable taxes
Mindfulness & Horses
Slow down into horse time. Horses live in the present, moment by moment. In their company, we experience the fluidity of our own mind-states, emotions, body sensations and energy. In their field of consciousness, we move into a natural presence and peace beyond our everyday cognitive awareness. Experience breathing and body meditations, quiet reflection with the herd, interactive, safe and comfortable time with the horses, and a deepened sense of your authentic, disarmed self.
Facilitators: Oriane Lee Johnston, Mary Rostad and Tania Stearns
Length: 2 days
Date: Fri, May 24 and Sat, May 25, 2017
Time: 7pm-9pm (Fri) 10am-5pm (Sat)
Location: Mary’s Farm and Sanctuary, Goldstream Cost: $295 + applicable taxes
Mindfulness for
Healthcare Professionals
This course describes the basic principles and tenets of mindfulness meditation. Learners will explore the clinical applications of mindfulness-based interventions
(MBIs) currently being offered in medical and mental healthcare facilities. Various applications will be explored and practiced, including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive
Therapy (MBCT) and Mindful Self- Compassion (MSC). The role of presence and attunement will be highlighted. The importance of clinicians nourishing their own mindfulness-based practice will be discussed. Learners will actively engage in experiencing and exploring the practices.
Facilitator: Sarah Kinsley
Length: 2 days
Date: Sat, Nov 3 and Sun, Nov 4, 2018 Time: 9am-4:30pm
Cost: $395 + applicable taxes
Mindfulness in Education
Numerous recent studies state the effects
of stress on learners. By cultivating mindfulness, individuals are better able
to reduce stress and error through the development of attentional skills that
may enable learning. Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs) may be incorporated into various educational and mental healthcare settings to increase social- emotional intelligence and levels of concentration while raising overall levels
of well-being. Learners will survey a variety of contemporary and evidence-based applications of mindfulness and mindfulness meditation in the educational systems.
Facilitator: Sarah Kinsley
Length: 2 days
Date: Thu, Oct 25 and Fri, Oct 26, 2018 or Sat, Apr 13 and Sun, Apr 14, 2019
Time: 9am-4:30pm
Cost: $395 + applicable taxes
Mindfulness in
the Workplace
Groundbreaking programs are now offering mindfulness meditation techniques to help employees deal with stress, focus the distracted mind and connect more meaningfully to their work. The growing evidence in organizations and scientific journals alike prove mindfulness is a powerful workplace practice. This participatory and practical course will review the most recent science, research and application of mindfulness in the organizational context and expertly guide participants through the practice, benefits, tools and application of mindfulness at work.
Facilitator: Patricia Galaczy
Length: 2 days
Date: Mon, Nov 5 and Tue, Nov 6, 2018 or Tue, Apr 9 and Wed, Apr 10, 2019
Time: 9am-4:30pm
Cost: $395 + applicable taxes
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Mobilize your inner resources for learning, growing and healing. In this intensive training, you will learn to access and cultivate your natural capacity to actively engage in caring for yourself to find greater balance, ease and peace of mind. Participants will benefit from the well- researched and intentionally structured eight-week MBSR curriculum, led by a qualified and experienced facilitator of MBSR, trained and endorsed by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Facilitator: Patricia Galaczy
Length: 8 consecutive Mon + 1 Sat
Date: Mon, Mar 25 to Mon, May 13, 2019
Time: 5pm-7:30pm (every Monday) and 9:30am-4pm on Sat, May, 4, 2019
Cost: $495 + applicable taxes
Neuroscience of
Neuroscience is providing new insights into how our brain impacts how we think, feel, act, learn and change. This workshop explores how emerging neuroscience knowledge informs our understanding of mindfulness and how this new knowledge can be used to promote psychotherapeutic change and enhanced learning.
Facilitator: Paul Mohapel
Length: 2 days
Date: Sat, Apr 27 and Sun, Apr 28, 2019 Time: 9am-4:30pm
Cost: $395 + applicable taxes
Mind & Spirit
A Little Course in Human Shadow: Reclaiming the Gold Childhood, family, school, church and culture help determine what is and is not acceptable, and we tend to bury those aspects or qualities that don’t fit our
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