Introduction to Mindfulness & Stress Reduction

February 29, 2016 - April 4, 2016
Offered by Five Oaks Centre
Paris ON


Introduction to Mindfulness & Stress Reduction

Feb. 29, Mar. 21, Apr. 4, 2016 – Participants are required to attend all three evenings.

Part of the Mindfulness & Meditation Series

Mindfulness is a way of meeting life’s challenges with greater calm and wisdom. From Anderson Cooper to Oprah to Google, everyone seems to be talking about it. But what is it really?

These introductory workshops are designed to give you a basic understanding and an experience of mindfulness.

Mindfulness promotes personal wellness on all levels of being. It is an evidence-based practice in which participants can experience:

  • greater ability to cope with daily stress
  • lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms
  • greater ability to learn and focus
  • enhanced interpersonal communication and relationships
  • greater energy and enthusiasm for life

These three introductory workshops involve:

An overview of mindfulness:

  • What is it?
  • How does it work?
  • How can it help me reduce stress in my personal life and in my work?
  • Guided mindfulness practices, including both seated and movement practices
  • Strategies to enhance mindful awareness in everyday life

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, blanket and pillow.


Anna Taneburgo, B.S.W., M.Ed., has over 30 years’ experience in health care.  She has worked at Hamilton Health Sciences and Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital as a social worker and corporate educator.  At Halton Healthcare in Oakville, Anna launched Kailo, a nationally recognized holistic staff wellness program.

Her training and experience straddles both Western and Eastern modalities.  Anna has a Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Adult Education.  She is also a Reiki Master and Kripalu Yoga Teacher.

Anna completed teacher training in mindfulness at the Centre for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical Centre.  She also trained in Mindful Communication at the University of Rochester Medical Centre.  She has over 20 years of personal meditation practice, including participation in numerous extended retreats with teachers from various traditions.

She has taught over two dozen mindfulness programs to staff and leaders at Hamilton Health Sciences, St. Joseph’s Healthcare and for McMaster University.  She is currently the Mindfulness Educator for Hamilton Health Sciences.

For a printable flyer for this program, click here.

Introduction to Mindfulness & Stress Reduction

Start: Feb 29, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
End: Apr 4, 2016 @ 9:00 PM
Cost: $70.00

Feb. 29, Mar. 21, Apr. 4, 2016 – Participants are required to attend all three evenings.

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