Mindfulness Hamilton Presents: A TASTE OF MINDFULNESS FOR EDUCATORS AND SUPPORT STAFF A FREE Evening Workshop Tues. Feb. 19 7 – 9 PM

Join us for an interactive workshop based on

smart Education (Stress Management and Resiliency Training) an evidence-based mindfulness program from the UBC Faculty of Education, designed to address the needs of educators (K-12 and post-secondary), professional support staff and mental health professionals involved in the education and care of children, youth, and young adults .

Why mindfulness?

  1. A teacher’s presence in a classroom and the capacity to build relationships is viewed more important than any instruction they can offer. A mindfulness practice helps enable them to be present for their students.
  2.  Mindfulness-based self-care practices can help restore balance in educators’ lives.
  3. Teachers often neglect their own needs, resulting in high incidents of stress and burnout in the profession.
  4. Modeling in the classroom is the demonstration of a desired behaviour.

Teachers interested in implementing mindful awareness practices in their classrooms are encouraged to first learn and practice mindfulness strategies for themselves.

Although this session is focused on educators and support staff, this info session is open to anyone interested in learning the benefits of a mindfulness practice.

SMART Education Facilitators:

Arunas Antanaitis, BA, BEd, OCT   Corporate Wellness Facilitator

Arunas  is a retired high school teacher with 30 years of experience. He is the co-founder of Mindful Solutions for Change, presenting workshops and keynotes on wellness, health and safety and work-life balance at conferences and organizations across Canada. He is an instructor at the Applied Mindfulness Meditation at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Education and an associate facilitator with Mindfulness Everyday delivering smart Education, a 20 hr self care program for educators and support staff.   www.mindfulsolutionsforchange.com

Sharon Babineau, CD Corporate Wellness Facilitator, Author & Keynote Speaker   Sharon is the co-founder of Mindful Solutions for Change. She is a decorated military soldier (retired). Acquiring mindfulness skills was key to her recovery from the grief of losing both her husband and young daughter.  Sharon trained in these meaningful methods so she could provide others with these practical tools and strategies. Sharon is a recipient of the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her volunteer work in Canada and Africa.   www.mindfulsolutionsforchange.com      www.mindbreak.ca

This event will take place at McMaster Innovation Park

170 Longwood Road, Hamilton

(Doors open at 6:30. Program starts promptly at 7:00)

Seating is limited, so please click here:
REGISTER to get a free admission ticket:  

Questions?   Mindfulnesshamilton@gmail.com

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NOTICE TO MINDFULNESS HAMILTON MEMBERS AND PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS:

We are changing the software that helps us keep track of membership  so until that is completed the member log in page will not be available and you will not be able to join Mindfulness Hamilton. We apologize for the inconvenience but this will allow us to serve you better.

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Mindfulness Hamilton Presents:

Surfing the Waves of Life

A one day workshop with Shinzen Young Saturday May 4 2019

Using the techniques of “See, Hear, Feel” that Shinzen has developed fosters our appreciation of self and world.  With practice, this will allow you to experience whatever comes up with radical fullness. As your sensory experience becomes fuller, discomfort will cause less suffering, pleasure will deliver more fulfillment, you’ll understand who you are at deeper and deeper levels, you’ll find it easier to make positive behavior changes for yourself, and find delight in serving others.

This workshop will include didactic material and meditation practice and instruction. It is interactive, with question and answers.

It is suitable for all, from those who are new to mindfulness through to experienced meditators.

 Shinzen Young is an American mindfulness teacher and neuroscience research consultant. His systematic approach to categorizing, adapting, and teaching meditation known as Unified Mindfulness, has resulted in collaboration with Harvard Medical School and Carnegie-Mellon and Vermont Universities in the bourgeoning field of contemplative neuroscience. He is author of The Science of Enlightenment, Natural Pain Relief, and numerous audio and  video offerings.

As thousands of his students and listeners will confirm, Shinzen is like no other teacher you’ve ever encountered. He merges scientific clarity, a rare grasp of source-language teachings East and West, and a gift for sparking insight through unexpected analogies, illustrations, humor, and firsthand accounts that reveal the inner journey to be as wondrous as any geographical expedition.

Shinzen likes to say of himself: I’m a Jewish-American Buddhist teacher who got turned on to comparative mysticism by an Irish-Catholic priest and who has developed a Burmese-Japanese fusion practice inspired by the spirit of quantified science.

930 am to 4 pm in Room 1CD

McMaster Innovation Park (free parking)

175 Longwood Rd S

Hamilton

 

For further details about the day and/or to sign up please to go to REGISTER

Questions:  mindfulnesshamilton@gmail.com

Website: mindfulnesshamilton.ca

 

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 Mindfulness Hamilton Weekly Meditation Group

Alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays

We welcome all meditators,  from beginning to experienced

You do not have to be a member of Mindfulness Hamilton to attend.

There is no cost.

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Location: 123 James St. N, 2nd Floor (in Hamilton)

Times: Arrive and set up:  6:15 pm 

Practice: 6:30 – 7:30pm 

                            Q & A and discussion: 7:30 – 7:45 PM             

  What to expect

The meditation group meet every week alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays.

There is a group of Mindfulness Hamilton members who have volunteered to facilitate.

The format varies from week to week but will usually consist of a number of guided meditations, sometimes seated, sometimes moving.

Participants vary from people completely new to meditation to experienced meditators.

There is always time for comments and questions and answers, usually in the last 15 minutes of the sessions which run from 6:30 – 7:45.

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