Mindfulness Workshops & Seminars

The Mindfulness offers workshops and seminars in a variety of areas including mindfulness in the workplace and mindfulness for educators, business executives, or health care professionals. Please contact us to inquire about a workshop tailored to your group’s expertise and needs. 

Read testimonials for our workshops here.

Introduction to Mindfulness for Professionals

May 8 to June 26, 2014  Thursday evenings, 5:30 - 7:15 p.m. 

Westwood Unitarian Congregation, Edmonton, AB  

Join workshop leader Catherine L. Phillips MD FRCP(C) in this experiential course to gain an intellectual and experiential understanding of mindfulness and how it can be applied to personal and professional life. Learn about some of the benefits of mindfulness meditation in physical and mental health, as well as healthy populations and how mindfulness can significantly enhance self-care and patient/student/client care and relationships. Participants will develop the skills needed to continue their own personal mindfulness meditation practice. Click here for thePOSTER and the REGISTRATION FORM.

Past Events

Mindfulness for Professionals: A Foundational Training
Monday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
The Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton, AB
Join workshop leaders Catherine L. Phillips MD FRCP(C), Neil Mulholland PhD, and Shreyasi Gollapudi MD as we explore, sequentially develop and implement a variety of formal and informal mindfulness practices. This 8-week course is designed for professionals wishing to practice and embody mindfulness as a first step to integrating it into a work setting. This includes physicians, psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, nurses, therapists, counsellors, educators, lawyers, and other professions. 
Fee: $695 CDN + GST/ $200 CDN + GST (medical interns, residents, and health sciences students with copy of current student ID)
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Registration Form Mindfulness for Professionals

Mindful Parents, Resilient Children: Parenting in a Rapidly Changing World
Edmonton, AB
Lee Freedman MD FRCP(C) will lead dialogue and experiential practice on being with our selves and our children in a way that is supportive to their development, to our own peace of mind, to a conscious and joyful experience of parenting, and to the deepening relationship with our children.
Fee: $385.00 CDN + GST; includes lunch on both days
Registration Form Mindful Parents.pdf

International Conference on Mindfulness with Youth: Helping Children (K-12) Develop Mindful Awareness Inside the Classroom and Out
July 15 - 17, 2011
Banff, AB Canada
Join leading international scholars and teachers at The Banff Centre for a weekend of learning, rejuvenation and community as we explore and share means of bringing the practice of mindfulness and its benefits to our youth today. Faculty include neuroscientist and author Dan Siegel, MD, (keynote speaker), Gina M. Biegel (MBSR-T, Stressed Teens), Randye Semple (MBCT-C), and others. This conference is currently undergoing approval for C.E. credits by the Canadian Psychological Association.
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Mindfulness Meditation
Catherine L. Phillips MD FRCP(C)
Monday evenings (2011)
Edmonton, AB
A drop-in opportunity to learn and practice mindfulness meditation.
Fee: $20/evening
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Mindfulness Mondays were a big success - we are looking forward to setting dates in the future.

Information Sheet Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Compassion: A Weekend Intensive for Health Care Professionals
2011 (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon)
Banff, AB - In the beautiful Canadian Rockies
Join workshop leaders Catherine L. Phillips MD FRCP(C), Neil Mulholland PhD, and Shreyasi Gollapudi MD as we practice cultivating these qualities as caregivers and explore evidence-based ways in which to bring these practices to our work with patients/clients. This workshop is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association for 17.5 hours C.E. credits.
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Mindfulness for Mental Health Professionals: A Workshop
Dr. C. L. Phillips and Dr. S. R. Gollapudi
Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta
November 20, 2010
Edmonton, AB
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Mindfulness for Psychiatrists: CPA Course
Dr. C. L. Phillips and Dr. M. L. Freedman
Canadian Psychiatric Association 60th Annual Conference
September 25, 2010
Toronto, ON
CME Accredited