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CARE EXPANDED – Community & Resiliency for our Healthcare Workers in Ontario 

A Free Mindfulness Program for Mental Health

The CARE EXPANDED program is now available for participants across Ontario!  

Thanks to the generous support of a Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant, the CARE program will now be offered to participants outside of the Greater Toronto Area, increasing the program’s geographic reach and accessibility. 

CARE is a six-week mental health and mindfulness program, designed for caregivers, front line  and health-care workers, to help develop and sustain emotional well-being during these turbulent times.  The CARE mindfulness program will explore the model of empathy and cultivating healthy social connections and emotional regulation through mindfulness which creates optimum mental and physical wellbeing during this time of pandemic and beyond.

CARE is offered live online so you can attend the group from your home or work space. Each session will be 1 hour long, and delivered by a certified mindfulness facilitator. Participants have the option  to access daily drop-in support sessions that are 30 min to help them develop and maintain a regular mindfulness practice.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Learn coping skills and emotional regulation
  • Develop strategies to deal with difficult situations
  • Increase connection with others and reduce feelings of isolation

Who is this mindfulness workshop for:

This mindfulness program is geared toward caregivers, front-line staff and health-care workers who are dealing with the stressors and anxiety brought on by the challenges of Covid 19. Please register only if you are working on the front lines of healthcare, community care, mental health or support services.

When:

 

Session 1:  Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Session 2: Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Session 3:  Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Session 4:  Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Session 5:  Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Session 6:  Wednesday, Dec 22, 2021 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Registration deadline is November 15, 2021. Registration may close earlier if the workshop is full

Cost:  No Cost

Where: ONLINE – Zoom for Health (link will be sent after registration)

Your trainer:  Blakie Sahay is a Registered Occupational Therapist, Psychotherapist, certified advanced facilitator of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and certified facilitator of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Faculty Member, Centre for Mindfulness Studies.

If you have any questions about the training or registration, please email us at: community@mindfulnessstudies.com

The CARE EXPANDED Program is generously made possible by the support of Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund.