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Monthly drop-in mindfulness session for faculty & students

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Dalla Lana School of Public Health

155 College St.

Room 574

Toronto, ON M5S 3E3

Canada

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You are invited to join us for a series of short experiential workshops aimed at developing the foundational skillsets of mindfulness to support and inform your work and wellbeing.


You are welcome to attend the full series, or drop in any month for a stand-alone session.



Facilitator

Elli Weisbaum has worked internationally facilitating mindfulness workshops and retreats within the sectors of education, healthcare and business. This has included work in Canada, Bhutan, India, Germany, France, the UK and USA. She is an instructor for the Applied Mindfulness and Meditation Certificate Program at the University of Toronto in the School of Continuing Studies. She holds a masters degree focused on bringing mindfulness into education, and is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Medicine, with a focus on applying mindfulness to physician wellbeing. She spent a year as the international program coordinator for Wake Up Schools, a global initiative to cultivate mindfulness in education, established by Nobel Peace Prize nominee, scholar and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. She is a member of the Mindfulness Project Team at SickKids, which acts as a hub for mindfulness initiatives across the hospital. Elli’s novel background in both academic research and mindfulness practice provides a distinct approach to her ongoing work teaching and researching in the field.


What to expect

These sessions will be focused on experiencing practical hands-on activities that you can apply in your daily life. We will explore the neuroscience research that supports the application of mindfulness, along with a wide range of mindfulness practices aimed at supporting you to build out your own mental fitness plan based on your personal needs and interests. Each session will be focused on a specific topic that will inform the science and practices explored that session.


Why Mindfulness?

Mindfulness has been shown to positively benefit stress disorders including insomnia, anxiety and panic, enhance personal wellbeing, empathy, concentration, reaction time, motor skills and cognitive function including short-and long-term memory recall and academic performance. Research has shown that mindfulness can reduce burnout and mood disturbance, and increase satisfaction with work practice and relationships. Mindfulness can increase skillsets that support collaboration, compassion and community building.


Learning goals

  • Experience foundational mindfulness practices that can be applied in personal and professional settings (including before exams, presentations and interviews)

  • Understand the connection between neuroscience and mindfulness

  • Develop resiliency and self-regulation

  • Increase cognitive efficiency

  • Identify practices to address burn-out and stress

  • Develop vocabulary to skillfully communicate in high-pressure situations


Session Details

Dalla Lana School of Public Health
155 College St.
Room 574
Fall semester: Wednesdays 12-1pm
October 23: Mindfulness Foundations
November 20: Attending to perfectionism
Fall semester: Thursday 12-1pm
December 12: Mindfulness to reduce stress
Winter semester: Tuesdays 12-1pm
January 14: Managing strong emotions
February 4: Mindfulness for conflict management & reconciliation
March 31: Enhancing cognitive efficacy


Registration

You can drop in as your interest and schedule allows, and we encourage you to register online to receive a calendar invite and pre-session reminder. Sessions are drop-in, all experience levels welcome.

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Dalla Lana School of Public Health

155 College St.

Room 574

Toronto, ON M5S 3E3

Canada

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