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Mind Over Chatter III: Practical Mindfulness & Meditation for Rehabilitatio...

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Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls

5950 Victoria Avenue

Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3L7


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Welcome to Mindful Rehabilitation & Education


June 15 (begins 7:00pm) – 18 (ends 4:00pm), 2017 at the Niagara Falls Courtyard by Marriot

I am excited to invite you to be part of this growing opportunity both personally and professionally. Individuals from every community and profession are turning to mindfulness as a way to improve their lives and the lives of their clients. Studies in neuroscience now clearly show the ways that mindfulness can impact your health, your neurology and the process of learning and recovery in a positive manner.

Our responsibility as agents of education and recovery is, to the capacity that we are able, mindfully, thoughtfully and skillfully navigate the inevitable tides of life and change with compassion, acceptance, curiosity and presence. When we begin to master through awareness the essence of this internal state of being as our own guidance system we can then begin to share our gift with others.

A transformational experience, this workshop includes an introduction to the principles underlying meditation and mind-body healing. An exploration of the basic leading edge neuroscience involved provides insight into research as well as current and future applications. You will experience the basic tenants of meditation and begin to embody the transformational practices that meditation offers. You will witness opportunities for growth and change in relation to self-regulation, attention and learning, stress and anxiety, communication, relationships, trauma and recovery. You will take with you, your own individual and ongoing personal practice based on your needs, body, feelings, emotions and state of mind. Collectively we will cultivate a community and will network and collaborate regarding how to introduce the use of Mindfulness into our therapeutic and professional practice. This program specifically includes both Eastern and Western components which allows you through a broad perspective to harness your own growth and development as a gateway to supporting recovery and development in others.


This 4 Day event is intended to: Introduce you to the fundamental principles of mindfulness and energy psychology | Present the basic science of meditation with an emphasis on neuroplasticity and cognitive strategies as it relates to mindfulnes | Provide an opportunity for experiential learnings through exposure to a variety of meditations | Provide a basis for the practical application of mindful strategies in your everyday life and those of your clients/students | Explore and create your own transformational practice | Cultivate a professional network | Inspire an ongoing commitment to personal and professional growth and well-being | Promote the embodiment of the mindset and skill set that harness an innovative, resilient, and compassionate community of educators and rehabilitation specialists.

COST: $510.00 - After May 01, 2017

$460 Early Bird - Before May 01, 2017

May be eligible for Allied Health Professional Development Fund


"Thank you for a wonderful and inspiring workshop. I have been meditating and doing my best to practice mindfulness. My mind sure likes to wander though!......And years of reacting with anger to minor frustrations in life is a hard habit to break. At least I am now mindful of it and realize that is a first step in the process of change"

"You have shared so much with me and made such a difference in my life...I cannot express enough gratitude but I know you feel it too"

"Thank you so much for the weekend. I feel like a happier more energized person. I have been telling all of my SLP friends about it! I would be interested in the retreat. Thanks so much for this idea. Take Care!"

"Thank you so much for such an amazing weekend! You have truly changed me. I never thought that it was possible to delve so deep and experience the tremendous effects that meditation and mindfulness can have. Getting back to “reality” I have definitely had some moments that have challenged me, but at least now I know how to step back and get through them (or just observe). Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"

"I wanted to share again how touched I am by what I learned from you. Thanks again. It has been so meaningful in my life. I miss everyone that was there so much and wish they could be in my life every day. It was so wonderful to be surrounded by like-minded individuals who were so open and honest"

“I have taken the MBSR {Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction} formal training and this is very different yet offers the similar techniques and content. You teach and inspire from the heart what a wonderful experience to go to a professional workshop and feel great afterwards. I can now use this to inspire myself and my clients”

"Worth Every Penny..Excellent Investment, Thankyou!"

"A workshop for business, that I actually enjoyed immensly"

"Loved the Yoga...loved the variety of meditations offered"


Rehabilitation and Health Care Professionals, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Educators, Psychotherapists, Case Managers, Social Workers, Nurses, Insurance Adjusters, Policy Makers, Insurance and Health Care Professionals, ABI Clients and Family/Caregivers, Persons Ready to Recover, Discover, Create and Expand

Please wear comfortable, casual clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket.

4 Day Course Agenda:

NB: Mindful YOGA is included and is available from 8:15am until 9:15am each day (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Lunch is on our own from 12:30 to 1:30 daily (may vary based on class needs)

Thursday June 15, 2017

7:00pm -8:45 pm Opening Session and Introductions
Immediately Followed by a Meet and Greet Cocktail Party on Location (appetizers and coffee and tea included)

Friday June 16, 2017

10:00 am to 4:30 pm Introduction to the science of meditation and mindfulness with an emphasis on Neuroplasticity| Mindfulness and Meditation exercise/experience | Intro to Energy Psychology and the Energy of Emotions

Saturday June 17, 2017 

10:00 am to 4:30 pm Ongoing Introduction to the science of meditation and mindfulness with an emphasis on Neuroplasticity| Mindfulness and Meditation exercise/experience will also be further explored | Introduction to cognitive strategies and mindfulness as it relates to stress reduction for you and your clients/students

Sunday June 18, 2017

10:00 am to 4:30 pm Self Care Day: Creating your own Mindfulness Program | Learn to cultivate your unique daily practice by tapping into your authentic creativity. | Guest Speaker: Chris-Anne Donnelly: Instructor, Designer and Creative Guide


If you will be staying in the area overnight, rooms can be booked independently for a Mind Over Chatter Group Rate. Please call Courtyard by Marriot, Niagara Falls at (905) 358-3083. If you would like a roommate, please contact Donna at 905-923-7187 to assist with connections.


Donna Lee Zmenak is a Speech and Language Pathologist trained in Cognitive Communication Therapy and in Mindfulness and other Meridian Based Therapies. She is known also for her work as a Healing Coach, weaving the popular application of scientific research into "Mind Body Healing" as it relates to communication with the self, with others, our thoughts and potential for healing and recovery.

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