UCalgary Mindfulness

University of Calgary

The practice of mindfulness is for everyone. It is a meditation practice that can reduce stress and anxiety and improve attention and creativity, supporting our daily functioning. Season Two, Setting a Mindful Intention, progresses from posture and breath, to managing complex and challenging emotions. Through eight sessions, hone skills to become more aware and purposeful, while incorporating moments of stillness. This podcast is brought to you by the University of Calgary’s Campus Mental Health Strategy-- a bold commitment to the importance of mental health and well-being of our university family. UCalgary Mindfulness is led by registered nurses and mindfulness practitioners Julia Imanoff, MN, RN, PNC (C) and Justin Burkett BN, MN, RN. Imanoff and Burkett were trained and certified as mindfulness facilitators from Mimentra Inc. in 2019, and have conducted many mindfulness sessions in conjunction with UCalgary Nursing. read less
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Welcome back: Meditation as a model
Dec 19 2022
Welcome back: Meditation as a model
Join in on a foundational meditation practice, posture, or a sitting meditation. Meditation starts at 5:34. Facilitated by Justin Burkett BN, MN, RN. Join us in the new year for episode two. Resources discussed: Joseph Goldstein’s 2004 talk  Presented by UCalgary’s Campus Mental Health Strategy As discussed in our episode, the holidays can be a joyous time, but can also bring up stress and strong emotions. If you need support, please find some resources below. Several are Calgary or Canada-based, many are remotely accessible. Meditation resources: Meditate in Calgary Find classes, courses, and retreats through Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre  True North Insight A Canadian-based meditation group that organizes online and in-person activities UCLA mindful meditation Free weekly online sessions  24/7 crisis support: Distress Centre Reach a trained volunteer who can listen and provide resources. Call text or chat.  Wood’s Homes Call, text or chat with a professional therapist. Additional resources: Community Connect YYC Book affordable barrier-free phone or video counselling sessions. CMHA Talk to a Peer Speak to a peer about mental health or substance use concerns.   Wellness Together Canada offers support for mental health and/or substance use. Connect with a trailed counsellor, free of charge. Call 1-866-585-0445 to get connected. UCalgary resources (closed between December 23 – January 1) Student Wellness Services Staff Wellness More resources, including community-based and online supports: ucalgary.ca/mentalhealth/get-support