Mindfulness: A Workshop
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About the event
Do you find yourself drifting off to the past or wondering about the future? How present are you when eating, working, and living in general? Are you going a mile a minute yet on constant autopilot?
MINDFULNESS is a powerful practice, which allows us to break away from our automatic patterns. Through this practice we can recognize and release repetitive thinking, habitual actions and ways of being that no longer serve us. By employing mindfulness we can learn to pause and respond instead of react.
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE:
Mindfulness is a stress reduction technique that has been practiced for over 2,600 years in various traditions around the world. We are sure you must be a bit curious :)
Studies show that mindfulness is just as effective as antidepressants and can keep people from dwelling on negative thoughts, decrease anxiety and enhance overall health. Neuroscientists have uncovered surprising results around brain structural changes and mindfulness.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN:
Join us for a soulful discussion about the basics of mindfulness, scientific proof, and how you can cultivate this potent practice. This workshop is experiential. That means you are the scientist and your body is the lab. Given we are all about food, you’ll have your fair share of interactive exercises around food and mindful eating.
Bailey has been a practitioner in the field of workplace & community wellness since 2004. As the founder of Proactive Movement, she has spoken at numerous conferences, was named one of Canada's Most Powerful Women via WXN in 2013, and has provided wellness services for 7,000+ corporate employees.Having dealt with her own personal challenges she is a strong advocate for disease prevention and maximizing human potential through education. As a result, Bailey has gone through various trainings in Canada, US, Germany, Italy, Thailand, Indonesia, and Cambodia. Bailey is an entrepreneur, a human centred design engineer, a community educator, a seasoned health consultant and a mindfulness instructor under Jon Kabat Zinn through the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Just recently she completed her dissertation at the University of Toronto in the field of Mindfulness and Somatics “knowing beyond the head, insights from the body”.
Light snacks will be served as a part of the workshop.
Please register on the link provided. Pay What You Can Donations support the Neighbourhood Food Hub. No fee necessary to participate!
OPEN TO FAMILIES and EVERYONE!