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Jul
22
Sun

Full-Day Mindfulness for Beginners

Start: Sunday, July 22, 2018

Discover the power and benefits of mindfulness in-person from an experienced facilitator

This full-day immersive workshop gives the time and space needed to go deeper in understanding mindfulness and integrating it into everyday life. Develop a starter kit to help bring the benefits of mindfulness to your work, family and friends. Discover the neuroscience behind it as you delve into the techniques. Improve personal awareness and resiliency through this engaging day of instruction, conversation and practice.

Participants Will Learn
• Mindfulness practices you can use on the street, in the elevator, and at the mall
• How to establish a mindfulness practice with feedback and guidance
• Develop resources to anchor attention and regulate stress responses
• Participate in an open forum to ask questions about mindfulness meditation and practices

Who Should Attend
Anyone with a heartbeat! Build a practical toolkit to bring new perspectives to daily difficulties. The Beginners’ Mindfulness workshops are also recommended for those considering enrolling in our therapeutic or professional development programs. Completing the half-day workshop is not a requirement to attend the full-day workshop.

Facilitator
Elaine Smookler B.Mus. RP is a psychotherapist, a teacher, writer and performer who has been practicing mindfulness for 20 years. She has written about Mindfulness for The Medical Post, Mindful Magazine, the Toronto Fringe Festival, and has been a frequent guest on the CBC.

Timing
Sunday, July 22, 2018 | 10am – 4pm

Fee: $150 (please note that lunch is not provided; participants are encouraged to bring a lunch for a mindful eating exercise)
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Elaine Smookler RP
Aug
11
Sat

Half-Day Mindfulness for Beginners

Start: Saturday, August 11, 2018

Discover the power and benefits of mindfulness from an experienced facilitator

This lively introductory session is a fun and engaging opportunity to learn mindfulness practices and skills. Discover why so many people around the world are embracing this simple and effective way to help quiet the mind, increase attention, awareness and resiliency. Become more responsive and less reactive by experiencing new ways to be present in your life.

Participants Will Learn
• Proven techniques to improve well-being and reduce stress
• How to practice mindfulness with feedback and guidance
• Develop resources to help you feel more alive in everyday life
• Participate in an open forum to ask questions about mindfulness meditation and practices

Who Should Attend
Anyone with a heartbeat! Learn mindfulness and engage with the present moment. The workshops are recommended for those considering enrolling in our personal or professional development programs.

Facilitator
Elaine Smookler B.Mus. RP is a psychotherapist, a teacher, writer and performer who has been practicing mindfulness for 20 years. She has written about Mindfulness for The Medical Post, Mindful Magazine, the Toronto Fringe Festival, and has been a frequent guest on the CBC.

Timing
Saturday, August 11, 2018 | 2pm – 5pm

Fee: $85
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Elaine Smookler B.Mus. RP 
Aug
26
Sun

Half-Day Mindfulness for Beginners

Start: Sunday, August 26, 2018

Discover the power and benefits of mindfulness from an experienced facilitator

This lively introductory session is a fun and engaging opportunity to learn mindfulness practices and skills. Discover why so many people around the world are embracing this simple and effective way to help quiet the mind, increase attention, awareness and resiliency. Become more responsive and less reactive by experiencing new ways to be present in your life.

Participants Will Learn
• Proven techniques to improve well-being and reduce stress
• How to practice mindfulness with feedback and guidance
• Develop resources to help you feel more alive in everyday life
• Participate in an open forum to ask questions about mindfulness meditation and practices

Who Should Attend
Anyone with a heartbeat! Learn mindfulness and engage with the present moment. The workshops are recommended for those considering enrolling in our personal or professional development programs.

Facilitator
Elaine Orsini BA ECE OTC RP is a psychotherapist with 36 years of teaching experience ranging from daycare to elementary to secondary. Elaine piloted the first Mindfulness Camp for teenagers at Camp Olympia as well as the first Mindfulness Councils in her school with Mindfulness Without Borders. She has trained in MBSR and aligned this with her work for social justice, locally and globally. Her area of expertise as Chaplain for 15 years includes facilitating retreats for both students and staff.

Timing
Sunday, August 26, 2018 | 1pm – 4pm

Fee: $85
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Elaine Orsini RP
Sep
8
Sat

Half-Day Mindfulness for Beginners

Start: Saturday, September 8, 2018

Discover the power and benefits of mindfulness from an experienced facilitator

This lively introductory session is a fun and engaging opportunity to learn mindfulness practices and skills. Discover why so many people around the world are embracing this simple and effective way to help quiet the mind, increase attention, awareness and resiliency. Become more responsive and less reactive by experiencing new ways to be present in your life.

Participants Will Learn
• Proven techniques to improve well-being and reduce stress
• How to practice mindfulness with feedback and guidance
• Develop resources to help you feel more alive in everyday life
• Participate in an open forum to ask questions about mindfulness meditation and practices

Who Should Attend
Anyone with a heartbeat! Learn mindfulness and engage with the present moment. The workshops are recommended for those considering enrolling in our personal or professional development programs.

Facilitator
Elaine Smookler B.Mus. RP is a psychotherapist, a teacher, writer and performer who has been practicing mindfulness for 20 years. She has written about Mindfulness for The Medical Post, Mindful Magazine, the Toronto Fringe Festival, and has been a frequent guest on the CBC.

Timing
Saturday, September 8, 2018 | 10am – 1pm

Fee: $85
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Elaine Smookler B.Mus. RP 
Sep
15
Sat

Half-Day Mindfulness for Beginners in Guelph

Start: Saturday, September 15, 2018

Discover the power and benefits of mindfulness from an experienced facilitator

This lively introductory session is a fun and engaging opportunity to learn mindfulness practices and skills. Discover why so many people around the world are embracing this simple and effective way to help quiet the mind, increase attention, awareness and resiliency. Become more responsive and less reactive by experiencing new ways to be present in your life.

Participants Will Learn
• Proven techniques to improve well-being and reduce stress
• How to practice mindfulness with feedback and guidance
• Develop resources to help you feel more alive in everyday life
• Participate in an open forum to ask questions about mindfulness meditation and practices

Who Should Attend
Anyone with a heartbeat! Learn mindfulness and engage with the present moment. The workshops are recommended for those considering enrolling in our personal or professional development programs.

Timing
Saturday, September 15, 2018 | 2pm – 5pm

Fee: $85
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Blakie Sahay OT Reg. (Ont.)
Sep
23
Sun

Full-Day Mindfulness for Beginners

Start: Sunday, September 23, 2018

Discover the power and benefits of mindfulness in-person from an experienced facilitator

This full-day immersive workshop gives the time and space needed to go deeper in understanding mindfulness and integrating it into everyday life. Develop a starter kit to help bring the benefits of mindfulness to your work, family and friends. Discover the neuroscience behind it as you delve into the techniques. Improve personal awareness and resiliency through this engaging day of instruction, conversation and practice.

Participants Will Learn
• Mindfulness practices you can use on the street, in the elevator, and at the mall
• How to establish a mindfulness practice with feedback and guidance
• Develop resources to anchor attention and regulate stress responses
• Participate in an open forum to ask questions about mindfulness meditation and practices

Who Should Attend
Anyone with a heartbeat! Build a practical toolkit to bring new perspectives to daily difficulties. The Beginners’ Mindfulness workshops are also recommended for those considering enrolling in our therapeutic or professional development programs. Completing the half-day workshop is not a requirement to attend the full-day workshop.

Facilitator
Elaine Smookler B.Mus. RP is a psychotherapist, a teacher, writer and performer who has been practicing mindfulness for 20 years. She has written about Mindfulness for The Medical Post, Mindful Magazine, the Toronto Fringe Festival, and has been a frequent guest on the CBC.

Timing
Sunday, September 23, 2018 | 10am – 4pm

Fee: $150 (please note that lunch is not provided; participants are encouraged to bring a lunch for a mindful eating exercise)
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Elaine Smookler RP
Sep
29
Sat

Half-Day Mindfulness for Beginners

Start: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Discover the power and benefits of mindfulness from an experienced facilitator

This lively introductory session is a fun and engaging opportunity to learn mindfulness practices and skills. Discover why so many people around the world are embracing this simple and effective way to help quiet the mind, increase attention, awareness and resiliency. Become more responsive and less reactive by experiencing new ways to be present in your life.

Participants Will Learn
• Proven techniques to improve well-being and reduce stress
• How to practice mindfulness with feedback and guidance
• Develop resources to help you feel more alive in everyday life
• Participate in an open forum to ask questions about mindfulness meditation and practices

Who Should Attend
Anyone with a heartbeat! Learn mindfulness and engage with the present moment. The workshops are recommended for those considering enrolling in our personal or professional development programs.

Facilitator
Elaine Smookler B.Mus. RP is a psychotherapist, a teacher, writer and performer who has been practicing mindfulness for 20 years. She has written about Mindfulness for The Medical Post, Mindful Magazine, the Toronto Fringe Festival, and has been a frequent guest on the CBC.

Timing
Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 10am – 1pm

Fee: $85
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Elaine Smookler B.Mus. RP
Oct
14
Sun

Half-Day Mindfulness for Beginners

Start: Sunday, October 14, 2018

Discover the power and benefits of mindfulness from an experienced facilitator

This lively introductory session is a fun and engaging opportunity to learn mindfulness practices and skills. Discover why so many people around the world are embracing this simple and effective way to help quiet the mind, increase attention, awareness and resiliency. Become more responsive and less reactive by experiencing new ways to be present in your life.

Participants Will Learn
• Proven techniques to improve well-being and reduce stress
• How to practice mindfulness with feedback and guidance
• Develop resources to help you feel more alive in everyday life
• Participate in an open forum to ask questions about mindfulness meditation and practices

Who Should Attend
Anyone with a heartbeat! Learn mindfulness and engage with the present moment. The workshops are recommended for those considering enrolling in our personal or professional development programs.

Facilitator
Elaine Smookler B.Mus. RP is a psychotherapist, a teacher, writer and performer who has been practicing mindfulness for 20 years. She has written about Mindfulness for The Medical Post, Mindful Magazine, the Toronto Fringe Festival, and has been a frequent guest on the CBC.

Timing
Sunday, October 14, 2018 | 1pm – 4pm

Fee: $85
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Elaine Smookler B.Mus. RP
Oct
28
Sun

Full-Day Mindfulness for Beginners

Start: Sunday, October 28, 2018

Discover the power and benefits of mindfulness in-person from an experienced facilitator

This full-day immersive workshop gives the time and space needed to go deeper in understanding mindfulness and integrating it into everyday life. Develop a starter kit to help bring the benefits of mindfulness to your work, family and friends. Discover the neuroscience behind it as you delve into the techniques. Improve personal awareness and resiliency through this engaging day of instruction, conversation and practice.

Participants Will Learn
• Mindfulness practices you can use on the street, in the elevator, and at the mall
• How to establish a mindfulness practice with feedback and guidance
• Develop resources to anchor attention and regulate stress responses
• Participate in an open forum to ask questions about mindfulness meditation and practices

Who Should Attend
Anyone with a heartbeat! Build a practical toolkit to bring new perspectives to daily difficulties. The Beginners’ Mindfulness workshops are also recommended for those considering enrolling in our therapeutic or professional development programs. Completing the half-day workshop is not a requirement to attend the full-day workshop.

Facilitator
Elaine Orsini BA ECE OTC RP is a psychotherapist with 36 years of teaching experience ranging from daycare to elementary to secondary. Elaine piloted the first Mindfulness Camp for teenagers at Camp Olympia as well as the first Mindfulness Councils in her school with Mindfulness Without Borders. She has trained in MBSR and aligned this with her work for social justice, locally and globally. Her area of expertise as Chaplain for 15 years includes facilitating retreats for both students and staff.

Timing
Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 10am – 4pm

Fee: $150 (please note that lunch is not provided; participants are encouraged to bring a lunch for a mindful eating exercise)
As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Community Program.
Payment, cancellation and refund policies

Facilitator(s):Elaine Orsini BA ECE OTC RP