Mindfulness & Resilience

Coping During COVID-19:
Bringing Mindfulness Practice to Difficult Situations

5 weekly 1 hour sessions

Dates and time: Sessions held online, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Tuesdays from April 28 - May 26, 2020

To receive the private Zoom link, you must register for the event. 


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This is an online Zoom course to help us cope more effectively during the C OVID-19 pandemic. Free 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). Space is limited, don't miss out! 

Course description:

This course will provide an introduction to mindfulness for people who are new to it but will also serve as a refresher for those who have taken courses previously and/or those who have a practice.

The format will be experiential, with some didactic material, guided mindfulness exercises, along with feedback and discussion.

The content and teaching will be based on the Unified Mindfulness secular and scientific approach to mindfulness training.  As an option participants can enroll in the free online CORE Training Program for a deeper understanding of this approach. Online Zoom meetings will provide the basic concepts of Unified Mindfulness, but focus on mindfulness exercises and conceptual and practical challenges as they arise.

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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.