Continuing Education

Health and Wellness Courses

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.  

MINDFULNESS and emotional wellness Sessions

This Saturday afternoon session is for you, if you have begun your practice of mindfulness by attending a previous Mindfulness program (or group), and would like to deepen your practice and further your learning.

Together, we will practice the body scan, mindfulness of breath, movement, and other practices supporting self-care and compassion. We'll continue our exploration of mindfulness and its application to wellness.

By practicing mindfulness 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., Marion Stork M.A., and Molly DeShong M.Ed. are therapists/educators in Halifax with decades of experience leading mindfulness-based interventions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. 

Time 1:00pm-4:00pm
Dates Saturday, April 9
Fee $30.00 
Location Saint Mary's Univeristy
  Register Here



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


Tuesdays, September 20-November 1


Saturday, October 22
9am - 1pm


Saint Mary's University


$400.00, taxes included


Lauchlan Learned and Molly De Shong will lead Mindfulness and Emotional Wellness, an 8-session program based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) andMindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). 

We’ll explore how we find ourselves caught in difficult patterns of thinking and behaviour that can lead to stress, burn-out, depression, and other challenges. We’ll discover how the evidence-based practices of MBSR and MBCT help strengthen stability of mind and body, self-compassion, perspective, and emotional resilience.

Open to all; no experience necessary. In a relaxed group atmosphere, we'll combine mindfulness practices of body, mind, and interpersonal communication with discussion and exercises.

Register at or by calling 902-420-5492.  

Room number will be provided at registration

  • Mindfulness and Emotional Wellness