This is my presentation: Mindfulness for Resilience in Addiction Recovery, which I presented at the Unified Mindfulness Immersion Retreat on May 15, 2020.
From Wednesday, May 13th - Sunday, May 17th, Unified Mindfulness will be live-streaming their 5-day virtual retreat from 9 am to 9 pm EDT. In fact, Immersion will actually consist of two unique meditation rooms, the formal "Retreat Practice Room" and the "Life Practice Room." The "Retreat Practice Room" will be your "homebase" for the retreat and is reserved for learning and practicing mindfulness techniques. The "Life Practice Room" will include live-streamed Q&A sessions, panel discussions, and Life Practice instructions on over 40 mindfulness topics and specialized applications The retreat will be led by top Unified Mindfulness coaches and teachers, and the entire Immersion event is 100% free. Get the full details and register here: https://unifiedmindfulness.com/immersion I will be leading several guided meditations over the course of the retreat, and will be leading a short workshop Mindfulness for Resilience in Addiction Recovery on Friday May 15 at 3:30pm EDT.
TORONTO EAST END MINDFULNESS
My weekly mindfulness group usually meets Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm at 59 Cambridge Ave, Toronto (The Centering Space), near Broadview and Danforth. We are on pause during COVID, and will regroup once we know it's safe to gather in person. 💙
UNIFIED MINDFULNESS IMMERSION ONLINE RETREAT
I facilitated sessions during the Unified Mindfulness Immersion Virtual Retreat, April 10-14, 2019, including leading guided mindfulness sits and co-facilitating a working about mindfulness in addiction/recovery. https://go.unifiedmindfulness.com/immersion_encore_day_3
A MINDFUL SOCIETY CONFERENCE
I presented at the A Mindful Society conference in Toronto on Sunday, May 27, 2018. (Click on the agenda for Sunday/Posters.) The topic was Grassroots Mindfulness Initiative at City of Toronto - a mindfulness network I initiated and facilitated for a few years while I worked at the City. I talked about how to create and sustain interest in mindfulness at your workplace.
TESTIMONIALS FROM MY MINDFULNESS CLIENTS
Each time I attended your group, I enormously enjoyed it. You were GREAT! Thank you for sharing your skills and knowledge with us freely and openly, you are certainly an inspiration!
Thank you for introducing me to the mindfulness practice. It's been a revelational experience for me.
I want to let you know how much I appreciate your mindfulness classes and it totally made my days.
I've really enjoyed what you brought to our mindfulness group and it's really helped me take on a more mindful approach to life. Thank you for being my inspiration!
The mindfulness group was such a great alternative to lunch and a great tool to combat stress!!!!
I learned a lot!
SHINZEN YOUNG'S LIFE PRACTICE PROGRAM
I was a guest on Shinzen Young's Life Practice Program on July 11, 2018. We talked about using mindfulness to help with addiction recovery, specifically focusing on sleeplessness and feelings of sadness that come up while lying awake at night. You can subscribe to the Life Practice Program to support Shinzen's work and to hear the recording.