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.  


course: MINDFULNESS AND EMOTIONAL WELLbeing

Facilitator:

 

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

Day:

 

Tuesdays, September 20-November 1, 6-8pm

                    AND      

Saturday, October 22, 9am - 1pm

 

Location:

 

Saint Mary's University

 

Cost:

 

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

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

 

WORKSHOPS:  DEEPENING MINDFULNESS AND WELLNESS 

Facilitator:

 

Molly DeShong, M.Ed., Lauchlan Learned, M.S.W., and Marion Stork, M.A. are therapist/educators in Halifax with decades of experience leading mindfulness-based interventions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.  

 

Day:

 

Saturday Sept. 24, 1-4pm

Saturday Oct. 29, 1-4pm

Saturday Nov. 12, 1-4pm 

 

Location:

 

Saint Mary's University

 

Cost:

 

$30 + tax for each session

Description:

 

September 24 (First session):  Managing Transition and Staying Well

 

October 29:  Unmasking the Inner Critic


November 12: Remembering, Appreciation, and Gratitude 

 
These Saturday afternoon sessions are 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.

Come to one or all sessions, as you like. Together, we will practice the body scan, mindfulness of breath, movement, and other practices supporting self-care. We will continue our exploration of mindfulness and its application to wellness.
 
On September 24, our emphasis is on moving through challenging transitions with self-compassion and awareness of inner resources. 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.
 
NOTE:  For your comfort please bring a 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.
 
 
902-420-5492.  
Mention “Mindfulness and Wellness sessions” when you register online. Room number will be provided at registration. Please note: These sessions are for people with prior mindfulness experience; please inquire if you are unsure whether you meet this criteria.