Course Description

Mindfulness. It seems like everywhere we turn these days, we’re hearing about this thing called mindfulness. What is it and what is it not? In the words of Jon Kabat-Zinn, who is often credited as having brought mindfulness to the North American healthcare system, “this is not McMindfulness by any stretch of the imagination!” (2015).

This workshop will explore the concept of mindfulness, its history and introduction into mainstream culture. Advantages and disadvantages to the personal and professional practice of mindfulness will be presented, and experientially, formal and informal practices will be introduced with ample time allowed for practice. Guidelines for setting up a personal daily mindfulness practice will be provided. Finally, caveats for the implementation of mindfulness in clinical practice and recommendations for further training will be outlined. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing, and to bring along a yoga mat or blanket, only if available.


For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Kitchener: 519-884-0710 ext. 5234
Milton: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235
Online: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Mindfulness 101: What It Is and What To Do With It
Workshop Remote
T, W
9:00AM to 4:00PM
May 04, 2021 to May 05, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Workshop Remote  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $330.00
Section Notes

Marg Notar, MA, MSW, RSW

For our 2020/2021 program, all in-person workshops are being live streamed through Zoom. Once the pandemic restrictions have been lifted, these workshops will once again be held in person at our Milton location at 555 Industrial Drive.

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