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Discovering Resilience Through Applied Mindfulness (DRAM) 1: Foundations of Mindfulness: Historical Origins and Contemporary Practice

October 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - October 14, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

$3 – $400

Through this course, participants will:
• Identify the knowledge and skills necessary to
begin a mindfulness practice
• Experience basic mindfulness meditation
• Explore strategies that support reflection of self
in relation to our work and personal lives
• Identify opportunities to integrate basic
mindfulness practices and strategies into our

About the Course:
Mindfulness is the skill of paying attention to the present
moment as it unfolds without judgment, and is both a
practice and a way of living. These principles and practices
are being embraced by corporations, healthcare
organizations and teaching institutions as a means to bring
focus, calm, creativity and resilience to the workplace.
With a history spanning 2500 years, mindfulness can be
used in our modern world to deepen compassion for
ourselves and others, and to help manage stress in our
work and home lives.
There is mounting scientific evidence that these ancient
practices and concepts have positive impacts on our
brains, minds, bodies, behaviors and relationships.
Participants in this workshop will be introduced to the
history and science of mindfulness, and discover
opportunities for integration in education, healthcare and
daily life. Through experiential activities, participants will
learn the basics of mindfulness meditation and be invited
to develop or deepen their personal practice.

For more information and to register go to: https://fhs.mcmaster.ca/facdev/documents/Dram2018-2019bro.pdf

To view testimonials of past DRAM participants go to written: https://fhs.mcmaster.ca/facdev/documents/DRAM2018Testimonial.pdf

video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6nbBXl0eY7KAD_Y1gBEg2g

DRAM 1 – Foundations of Mindfulness: Historical Origins and Contemporary Practice
Oct. 13-14, 2018   Pre-requisite: None

DRAM 2 – The Neuroscience of Mindfulness
Nov. 16-17, 2018   Pre-requisite: None

DRAM 3 – Being the Change: Growing Civility and Resilience through Secular Ethics and Mindfulness
Jan. 26-27, 2019    Pre-requisite: Prior mindfulness experience

DRAM 4 – Integrating Mindfulness into Personal and Professional Life
Mar 22-23, 2019     Pre-requisite: Prior mindfulness course and a desire to deepen personal mindfulness practice, and apply mindfulness skills in the workplace


October 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am
October 14, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$3 – $400


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