Mindfulness & Resilience
📅Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 from 1-4pm EDT
💻 Delivered In-Person at McMaster Innovation Park
By the end of this activity, learners will be able to:
• Define mindfulness and how it works.
• Describe how mindfulness can help reduce stress.
• Describe the experience of introductory mindfulness practices.
• Describe strategies to enhance mindfulness in everyday life.
• Identify resources to support continuing the practice.
Ken Burgess 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, and has attended numerous meditation retreats and mindfulness courses; Ken teaches mindfulness and, in particular, the neuroscience of mindfulness. He has completed stage one of Unified Mindfulness meditation teacher training. Since 2014 Ken has been a co-chair of the Program for Faculty Development’s Discovering Resilience Leadership Team, which has run mindfulness courses and workshops.
Planning Member & Facilitator
Anna 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.
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 October 14th, 2022 will be refunded minus a 20% administrative fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after this date.