Continuing Education

Health and Wellness Course & Workshops

The Division of Continuing Education is pleased to partner with local wellness experts to deliver a variety of Health and Wellness Courses. Our wellness programming aims to support individuals in becoming aware of and making choices that lead towards a healthy and fulfilling life.  


WORKSHOP: GOING DEEPER WITH MINDFULNESS
March 20, 2017: Working (and Playing) With Uncertainty:  An evening of mindfulness practice and discussion.

 

This evening is for you, if you have begun your practice of mindfulness by attending a previous program or group, and would like to deepen your practice and further your learning. 

On March 20, our theme will be working (and playing with!) uncertainty in ourselve, and the world, through mindfulness, and self-care practices. By practicing in a supportive group, we learn from each other’s inspirations, and challenges. This infuses our home practice with new energy, and commitment.

Lauchlan Learned, M.S.W. and Molly DeShong, M.Ed/RCT are therapists, and educators with decades of experience leading mindfulness-based interventions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. 

When: March 20 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Where: Saint Mary’s University  

Fee: $20 + tax per session.

Please bring mat and/or a blanket and cushion. We may practice the body scan and gentle stretches on the floor, unless you prefer to practice these in a chair. Also, bring whatever snacks and drinks you would like, as well as paper and pen.

 

course: MINDFULNESS AND EMOTIONAL WELL-being

 

Facilitator:

 

Molly DeShong, M.Ed and Lauchlan Learned, M.S.W.

Day:

 

Tuesdays, February 21 to April 11, 6-8pm

                    AND      

Saturday, April 1, 9am - 1pm

 

Location:

 

Saint Mary's University

 

Cost:

 

$400. includes tax, 8 sessions, and handouts.

Description:

 

Molly De Shong, MEd. and Lauchlan Learned, MSW will lead an 8-session program based on the evidence-based practices of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). In a relaxed group atmosphere, we will explore how we find ourselves caught in difficult patterns of thinking and behaviour that lead to stress, low mood, and other emotional challenges. We’ll learn mindfulness practices and psychological skills that counter negative thinking, and help us stay responsive and resourceful in the face of these challenges. Open to all, no experience necessary. 

 

Register at http://www.smu.ca/academics/continuing-edu-registration.html or by calling 902-420-5492.  

 

Room number will be provided at registration