Anna Taneburgo B.S.W., M.Ed., R.S.W.
Mindfulness-Based Counselling and Energy Healing

     About Anna

 

Anna Taneburgo's training embraces both Western and Eastern modalities.  She has a Bachelor of Social Work (McMaster University) and Master of Adult Education (University of Toronto).  She is also a trained Reiki MasterKripalu Yoga Teacher and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher


Anna has over 30 years in health care, which includes counselling and staff training in area hospitals, and establishing a nationally acclaimed holistic staff wellness program. As the Mindfulness Educator for Hamilton Health Sciences from 2013-16, Anna provided mindfulness-based programming to hundreds of staff, physicians and leaders.  She currently teaches mindfulness to healthcare professionals through the Program for Faculty Development, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University.


Anna's work has been featured in national publications and she has been a popular speaker at national conferences.


Her explorations of complementary healing practices, and her quest to bridge conventional and complementary medicine, has led to the unique way she works with individuals in her private practice. 


Anna is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.


   

More about Anna's training and experience...

Energy Healing
Anna has trained with some of the top names in energy work today - Mietek Wirkus, the most scientifically studied energy healer in North America; Libby Barnett, Master Teacher of over 7,000 Reiki practitioners in the U.S. and Canada; and Ric Weinman, founder of Vortex Healing https://vortexhealing.org/index.html  She has also studied Brennan Healing Science. https://www.barbarabrennan.com
Mindfulness Teacher Training
At the Omega Institute in New York, Anna studied Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, who is internationally recognized for bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society.  She then went on to complete the Professional Practicum at the Centre for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre.  She has also trained in Mindful Communication through the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Meditation
Anna has attended numerous week-long meditation retreats with the American Buddhist teacher Shinzen Young.  She has also attended retreats with the American Advaita Vedanta teacher, Adyashanti, and Canadian Vipassana teachers Norman Feldman and Molly SwanPhilip Starkman and Ajahn Viradhammo.  Anna has also studied with Dr. Stephane Treyvaud.
Anna is a founding member of Mindfulness Hamilton.
Yoga Teacher Training
Anna received her certification as a yoga teacher at the Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health, in Lenox, Massachusetts.  She has taught yoga as a mindfulness practice at the Mindfulness Centre in Oakville, Beams of Light Yoga Studio in Winona and in a private studio in Dundas.
Personality Types
Anna is a certified trainer in both True Colours and Personality Dimensions, which are tools for understanding personality types and differences.  
Education

Anna currently teaches mindfulness to healthcare professionals through the Program for Faculty Development, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University.  She has taught Human Relations courses at Mohawk College, and was an instructor in the Social Service Worker program at Sheridan College.