MINDFULNESS HAMILTON'S ANNUAL SPRING EVENT
A DAY OF MINDFULNESS:
THEORY AND PRACTICE
April 29, 2017
9:00 am – 4:15 pm
Sign in: starts at 8:30
Program: starts at 9 AM sharp
This workshop/retreat will explain the principles of mindfulness while also providing ample opportunity to understand them from personal experience through the practices. It is appropriate for anyone who is relatively new to mindfulness and looking to increase their knowledge and practice, especially the benefit of short retreat experience; but also appropriate for participants who are more experienced and perhaps wanting a refresher.
Mindfulness promotes personal wellness on all levels of being. It is an evidence-based practice in which participants can experience:
- greater ability to cope with daily stress
- lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms
- greater ability to learn and focus
- enhanced interpersonal communication and relationships
- greater energy and enthusiasm for life
The morning will be an introduction to mindfulness through both practice and teaching. Topics will include:
- What is mindfulness and how does it work?
- How can it help me reduce stress in my personal life and in my work?
- Can science prove that mindfulness works?
- Why has it become so popular in western culture?
There will be ample opportunity for Q&A.
The afternoon will provide further opportunity to practice mindfulness with a series of guided meditations, both seated and moving.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a shawl, blanket or extra sweater, and a pillow for your seat, if desired.
Anna Taneburgo has over 30 years experience in health care. She has worked at Hamilton Health Sciences and Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital as a social worker and corporate educator. At Halton Healthcare in Oakville, Anna launched Kailo, a nationally recognized holistic staff wellness program.
Her training and experience straddles both Western and Eastern modalities. Anna has a Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Adult Education. She is also a Reiki Master and Kripalu Yoga Teacher.
Anna completed the 7-day Residential Teacher Training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and the 9-day Intensive Practicum, through the Centre for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical Centre. She also trained in Mindful Communication through the University of Rochester Medical Centre. She has over 25 years of personal meditation practice, including participation in numerous extended retreats with teachers from various traditions.
She has taught and co-taught dozens of mindfulness courses and workshops to staff and leaders at Hamilton Health Sciences, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Halton Healthcare and McMaster University. These include: MBSR, Mindful Communication and Mindful Leadership. Anna co-facilitated the retreat days, which were part of these courses. She also served as the Mindfulness Educator for Hamilton Health Sciences from 2013-2016. She has taught MBSR and Mindful Communication for Healthcare Providers in the Discovering Resilience theme courses for the McMaster University / Faculty of Health Sciences / Program for Faculty Development and will be teaching a new Mindful Teaching course on May 31 (see https://fhs.mcmaster.ca/facdev/ ).
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Mindfulness Hamilton is a partner in this year's
A MINDFUL SOCIETY 2017 CONFERENCE IN TORONTO
For registration and information please go to: amindfulsociety.org
Mindfulness Hamilton Presents: The first of a series of FREE Evening workshops
MINDFULNESS AND THE SCIENCE OF WILLPOWER
Wednesday, May 17th, 7pm - 9pm
Arunas Antanaitis, BA, BEd, OCT
Corporate Wellness Facilitator & Mindfulness Specialist
In this session, you will discover how mindful-based practices can strengthen your willpower and self-control. You will learn the brain science behind why we give in to temptation and how we can find the strength to resist. In this interactive session you will be guided in simple mindfulness-based practices to develop self- awareness to break old habits, increase your focus and manage stress.
Arunas is the co-founder of Mindful Solutions for Change http://mindfulsolutionsforchange.com which delivers mindfulness-based programs for educators, organizations and individuals. Arunas is certified as a Mindfulness Meditation Specialist and Transformative Mindfulness Methods Facilitator, trained at the University of Toronto Factor Inwentash School of Social Work. He is an associate facilitator with Mindfulness Everyday delivering smart Education, a 20 hr self care program for educators and support staff. Arunas is also the Director of the Centre for Compassion and Wisdom, an international non-profit organization facilitating mindfulness-based programs.
McMaster Innovation Park, 170 Longwood Road South, Hamilton (Conference Rm 1C)
Mindfulness Hamilton Weekly Meditation Group
Alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays
We welcome novice and experienced meditators.
You do not have to be a member of Mindfulness Hamilton to attend.
There is no cost.
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
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