How mindfulness can help us ride the waves of our emotions: An introduction to MAST

“We can’t direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” — Thomas S. Monsoon “Mindfulness doesn’t work for me … I can’t stop thinking.” This is a comment I often hear when I teach MAST (Mindful Awarenss Stabilization Training)  an introductory mindfulness class for emotion regulation. Typically, people come to learn mindfulness at a … Continue reading How mindfulness can help us ride the waves of our emotions: An introduction to MAST

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Self-Compassion for Professional Caregivers: A Prevention for Burnout

Last week I was invited to give a talk at King's College, Faculty of Social Work for their continuing education program for students, field instructors and other allied health professionals.  The theme of the talk was mindfulness and self compassion for professional caregivers and the goal was to encourage those who have chosen a caring … Continue reading Self-Compassion for Professional Caregivers: A Prevention for Burnout