Mindfulness & Resilience

Coping with Covid Mindfully: An introduction to a mindfulness practice for beginners and those with experience

📅 Date and time: November 16th, 2020, 7:00 - 8:30pm EST

Fee: $30 + HST

💻 Delivered virtually

This is an online Zoom session to help current or aspiring mindfulness practitioners mine the depth of practice through a systematized approach called See Hear Feel.

For Faculty of Health Sciences faculty and Program for Faculty Development Affiliate Organization staff and employees (Hamilton Health Sciences, St Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton and McMaster Family Health Teams)

Session description:

This experiential and interactive workshop is based on the Unified Mindfulness secular and scientific approach to mindfulness training. It is a system of meditation with clear terminology and precise practices that allows the practitioner to access and deepen their insight into practice.

The UM system experts work with leading institutions like Harvard and Carnegie Mellon for their research on meditation. UM is accessible to anyone. The benefits can be felt with just 10 minutes a day of practice.

The format will offer a basic conceptual framework of the See-Hear-Feel practice, guided mindfulness practice, and discussion.

Who might be interested in participating?

  • People interested in starting a meditation practice

  • People with previous knowledge and mindfulness practice who wish a refresher and or to learn about a different integrated approach which draws on all existing contemplative traditions and contemporary neuroscience

Course objectives:

Develop an understanding of:

  • mindfulness as a trainable human trait/skill

  • the benefits of mindfulness for resilience, emotional intelligence and performance

  • the basic framework of a sustainable, portable, and supported meditation method

Cancellation Policy: McMaster University, Program for Faculty Development reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient registration or any circumstances beyond our control. Cancellations received prior to November 2nd, 2020 will be refunded minus a 25% administrative fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after this date.

Course Faculty

Ken Burgess (McMaster BSc MD CCFP (EM) FCFP ‘77 is a semi-retired family, occupational and emergency physician. He has been on faculty since 1980, teaching medical students and residents. He helped found the first free –standing occupational health clinic in Canada in 1981. He was a leader in the Hamilton Family Health Team and the Ontario Association of Family Health teams. He has had a meditation practice for about twenty-five years has attended numerous meditation retreats and mindfulness courses and teaches mindfulness, and in particular the neuroscience of mindfulness. Since 2014 he has been a co-chair of the Program for Faculty Development’s Discovering Resilience Leadership Team which has run mindfulness courses and workshops.

Anna Taneburgo, B.S.W., M.Ed., R.S.W., has been teaching mindfulness to healthcare professionals since 2004. She trained at the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Since 1990, she has studied with numerous teachers from various traditions. Anna has taught several applied courses, including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Mindful Communication, Leadership and Teaching. Along with teaching for the Program for Faculty Development, Anna has taught at Hamilton Health Sciences, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital and Halton Healthcare. She was the Mindfulness Educator for Hamilton Health Sciences from 2013-16. Anna also has a mindfulness-based private practice.