According to a recent IPSOS survey, 72% of Canadians are experiencing an uncomfortable amount of stress. The number of randomized controlled trials (the gold standard for clinical study) involving mindfulness has jumped from one in the period from 1995‒1997, to 11 from 2004‒2006, to a whopping 216 from 2013‒2015. Many of the studies support the efficacy of mindfulness in supporting the reduction of perceived stress and anxiety.
Mindfulness reduces stress by teaching us how to respond to stress with awareness of what is happening in the present moment. Mindfulness can be an antidote to rumination and worrying. It encourages us to open up and accept our emotions without judgement. As a result, we are better able to identify, experience, and process our emotions. Mindfulness also encourages us to see things from different perspectives so that we learn to respond, rather than simply reacting instinctively.
This multi-day course is designed to give participants the specific mindfulness tools they will use to effectively bring balance to their lives and reduce the negative effects of stress. Participants will benefit from an in-depth exploration of various mindfulness techniques, and develop a deepened understanding as to how these practices will alleviate stress in their lives. Mindfulness for Stress Management is designed to set in motion a personalized mindfulness practice that will support each participant going forward.
This course is facilitated in a safe, group environment via livestreaming. No previous mindfulness experience is required, just a desire to reduce stress, and a willingness to play an active part in their own healing, self-care, and self-management. All written and audio materials provided.
Course Duration: 8 hours, across 4 sessions
Course Location: Livestreamed to your computer
Offering 1F21: Wednesdays, Nov 3 to 24 2021, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, via Livestreaming
Prior to class, please download, read, sign and return the [PDF] Course Guidelines, Security & Confidentiality Consent Form. Instructions to return this are in the document.
About Your Instructor, Pamela Dangelmaier
Certified Mindfulness Coach
Pamela Dangelmaier is an experienced mindfulness practitioner and certified mindfulness coach. She completed her graduate certificate in Mindfulness-Based Teaching & Learning at the University of the Fraser Valley, and works as a mentor for the current 2020-2021 program.
In addition to her own private mindfulness coaching practice, Pamela is also a successful e-commerce business owner, public speaker, gardening expert, graphic designer, stage & film actress and novelist. She attributes most of her successes, both personal and career, to the
application of mindfulness techniques to support and generate her creative ideas and come up with innovative ways to overcome challenges, reduce stress, and live a balanced life.
Pamela leads her workshops and courses in a supportive, compassionate way that inspires participants to live healthier lives. She invites you to discover for yourself how you can generate, retain and apply mindful solutions in your own life. The result will be a calmer, healthier, more creative you!