This workshop is being facilitated by the Community Program with The Centre for Mindfulness Studies. All profits raised will be donated to the Mindfulness Challenge 2018 an event to bring mindfulness for mental health to marginalized people who live with depression, anxiety and other mental health challenges. Join the challenge or sponsor a participant today. For more info visit: https://mindfulness.akaraisin.com/Common/Event/Home.aspx?seid=17591&mid=8
Workshop DescriptionDate: TBC
Mindfulness and journaling are powerful practices in and of themselves. Each fosters curiosity and exploration of our inner workings and external experience. When we intentionally combine the two practices; we engage in a rich process of inquiry and reflection. This workshop will explore the origins, benefits and application of mindfulness and use various writing exercises to support the cultivation of attention into the present moment experience. The workshop will move between didactic and experiential learning, teaching practical skills to manage stress and guiding participants through practices that can support greater calm. About Christine Bilinski
Over the past two decades, Christine Bilinski has had professional experience in
the human service sector in a variety of roles, including: mindfulness educator,
counsellor, secondary school teacher, community justice facilitator and doula.
The concept of mindfulness is at the core of Christine’s work, which is grounded
in her personal journey as a meditator for over 20 years and her interest in the
mind body connection.
Christine holds a Masters of Educational Psychology from the University of
Regina, SK and a Bachelor Degree in Indigenous Education from First Nations
University of Canada.
Christine works at The Centre for Mindfulness Studies with the Community
Program and is currently working towards certification in Mindfulness Based
Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Somatic Experiencing, a body-oriented approach
to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders.
About the Centre for Mindfulness Studies
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies (CMS) is a mental health not-for-profit charity founded in 2011 in Toronto, Ontario. CMS is the leading provider of mindfulness-based interventions services and training in Canada. Our mission is to accelerate the availability of mindfulness-based therapies in three ways: train providers, deliver therapy, and focus its services and research on the disadvantaged and marginalized populations who disproportionately suffer poor mental health.