Mindfulness for Stress Reduction
Mindfulness is a way of dealing with life's challenges with greater calm and wisdom. It is simply the practice of paying attention to what is happening in the moment, instead of being carried away by thoughts about the past or future. It is now practiced in healthcare, education, business and sports.
Mindfulness can help you feel better on all levels. Research shows that it can:
* reduce stress
* improve physical and mental health
* improve communication and relationships
* promote greater energy and enthusiasm for life
Group programs involve:
* A brief overview of mindfulness: What is it? How does it work?
* How can it help me reduce stress in my personal life and in my work?
* Mindfulness practices, including both seated and movement practices
* Strategies to bring mindfulness into everyday life
It is primarily practice-based, with teachings arising out of the participants' experience. Therefore, it is suitable for those new to mindfulness and those wishing to continue their practice in a supportive environment.
Personal Coaching in Mindfulness
Anna is also available for one-to-one coaching in mindfulness.
Discovering Resilience Through Applied Mindfulness (DRAM)
This course is specifically designed for health-care professionals. Anna co-facilitates this course with her mindfulness colleagues in healthcare, under the auspices of the Program for Faculty Development at McMaster University.
The brochure and registration form can be found at:
Anna also teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to healthcare staff and physicians at Hamilton Health Sciences. Healthcare professionals from the community are also invited to participate. The next course is fall 2018.
For more information, go to:
The Art and Science of Optimal Learning
Anna facilitates this half-day workshop for the faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University, through the Program for Faculty Development.
For more information on the spring workshop: