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:
Kitchener: 519-884-0710 ext. 5234
Milton: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235
Online: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Counselling Skills for Mental Health : Counselling Skills for Mental Health