Dr. Alison Kelford presents an Introduction to Mindfulness
Date – Thursday May 31, 2018
Time – 2:00 to 3:00 PM
Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Assembly Room (basement)
167 Rolph Street
Tillsonburg, ON, N4G 3Y9
This year, the Diabetes Education Program at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital (TDMH DEP) is hosting the Spring Thames Valley Diabetes Educators Meeting which brings together nurses, dietitians, social workers and some administrators who work in diabetes management. They come from London, Woodstock, St. Thomas, Elgin, Stratroy, Tillsonburg/Ingersoll, etc. It gives this community a chance to share knowledge, ideas and accomplishments. It’s also an opportunity to provide training and updates.
The TDMH DEP wanted to make this yearly meeting “different” and “special” by bringing in speakers who will introduce new concepts to the healthcare providers present and enrich their practice. Here at the TDMH DEP we believe that practices such as yoga, meditation, tai chi, etc can help our patients achieve better results and better health. We do offer chair yoga (certified yoga instructor) and will be adding Tai Chi in the fall. In researching the topic, we found that ‘Mindfulness Practices’ appear to have many health benefits that would benefit our patients with chronic diseases. However, we are ill-equipped to discuss the matter with our patients. We also feel that the healthcare providers themselves, who often suffer from burnout, would benefit from such a practice as well.
SPECIAL EVENT Mindfulness Community group:
The foundations of Dynamic Mindfulness – A practical guide to effective meditation
Part 1: Grounding in the body
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Date: Wednesday June 27, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Mindfulness Centre
This is the first in an ongoing series of workshops held by teachers of The Mindfulness Centre within the context of the Mindfulness Community group. Everyone with meditation experience is welcome to join.
In order to practice successfully without guidance, one has to have internalized a precise technique, otherwise the mind’s complexity causes us to get lost and stop practicing. In this series of three workshops presented by Dr. Treyvaud, the basic principles of Dynamic Mindfulness will be introduced, so as to provide participants a solid set of meditation techniques to make the practice successful. Part 2 will be entitled ‘Surfing awareness from conduit to constructor‘ and Part 3: ‘Accessing the open plane of possibilities‘.
The presentations will include slides and participation in a google group. The slides will be available through the google group.
- learn and review the basic tools of Dynamic Mindfulness
- practice how to use these tools effectively,
- understand the physiological rationale for using these tools,
- memorize the steps to be taken in an easily accessible way,
- develop a passion for making mindfulness a way of life, and
- receive access to slides via the Mindfulness Community google group.