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.  

June 14, 2017:  An evening of practice and discussion: Mindfulness in the Challenge


This evening is for you, if you have begun a practice of mindfulness and wish to deepen your practice and learning. We’ll review core practices and concepts in mindfulness and self-care, and explore how these assist us in dealing with life’s greatest challenges.

Hosts 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: June 14 (Wednesday) from 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Where: Saint Mary’s University.  Parking should be abundant on campus. See campus map for details:

Fee to cover costs: $15 + tax. Register here: or by calling 902-420-5492.  When you register online, you will be asked to mention the program name; please refer to it as Mindfulness and Wellness Sessions.

We look forward to seeing you!







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



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


Saturday, April 1, 9am - 1pm




Saint Mary's University




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



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 or by calling 902-420-5492.  


Room number will be provided at registration