Mindfulness for Health Care Professionals

Facilitator: Sarah Kinsley

This course will describe the basic principles and tenets of mindfulness meditation. Learners will explore the clinical applications of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) currently being offered in medical and mental health care facilities. Various applications will be explored and practiced including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). The role of presence and attunement will be highlighted. The importance of clinicians nourishing their own mindfulness-based practice will be discussed. Learners will be actively engaged in experiencing and exploring the practices.

Mindfulness-based interventions are being utilized more and more in various health care settings. Each year additional research studies are carried out and many of these studies point to the benefits of employing Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) in health care settings not only for the well-being of clients/patients but also for the health care provider.

Topics Covered:

  • Explore the basic tenets of mindfulness meditation as related to working in the field of medicine and mental health care                         
  • Learn about the main applications being utilized today including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindful Self-Compassion    
  • Discuss the role of presence in the therapeutic alliance                            
  • Examine the importance of the therapist having their own regular mindfulness-based practice                                                                          
  • Engage in experiencing and explore various mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) that may be utilized with clients/patients

Who should attend?: Professionals working in the medical and mental health fields interested in mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs), including but not limited to Counsellors, Social Workers, Doctors, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Dentists, Midwives, Paramedics, Dietitians, Psychologists and Psychiatrists. 

Certificate Requirement: This course is an elective for the Integrated Mindfulness Certificate.

Please note the course dates have changed from the printed calendar.

Course Dates: Mindfulness for Health Care Professionals

For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies