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Paul has also trained in the Tibetan Vajrayana tradition with teacher, executive coach and accomplished translator Ken McLeod. Muse is an innovative biofeedback wearable technology that teaches users how to meditate, gives real-time guidance during meditation sessions, and provides a motivational framework for positive habit-forming.
June Community Meeting Somatic Awareness through Mindful Movement with Rachael Frankford Tuesday June 7th, Traditional psychotherapeutic approaches to working with mental health problems have emphasized the role of thoughts in causing anxiety and depression. The role of the body is less recognized and it is known that mental health disorders involve a loss of body awareness and habitual somatic patterns that perpetuate mood dysregulation. In this presentation, participants will learn how mindful movement and yoga practices can promote an interoceptive awareness necessary to promote emotion regulation.
Somatic resources such as breath regulation, alignment and grounding will be taught through guided experiential practices.
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We will discuss how body awareness and self regulation skills can enhance our mindfulness and clinical practices. She works in the department of Psychiatry at St. Rachael specializes in mindfulness based interventions for mental health and is training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body oriented approach to psychotherapy.
May Community Meeting Sitting in the Volcano: Paul Kelly Wednesday May 4th, Meditation can be useful to moderate and explore intense emotional states such as anger, anxiety and depression. Both Concentration and Receptive styles of meditation can be helpful.
I will review these styles and offer some suggestions about how to decide which type of meditation to employ with a particular patient. A few case studies will be presented. We will also have time for discussion and sharing. He has practiced meditation since and in he started the first hospital-based Mindfulness Stress Management program in Canada at Toronto General Hospital.
Andrea Poile, the Outreach Coordinator for iBme, and Stephen Chadwick of Mindfulness Everyday will present information and research on the transformation retreat model. With mindfulness we encourage people to follow the breath.
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But, does bringing attention to the breath change it? And is that what we really have in mind? And what about those of us who came to mindfulness after integrating deep breathing and relaxation into our work?
What do we do with that? Whenever I speak and lead practices at Mindfulness Toronto I take it as my opportunity to share and hear thoughts with other teachers, and it is wonderful that it includes so many different professions and backgrounds. If the breath is on your mind and you have questions, thoughts or opinions about the breath in practice, please bring them. I want to hear them all. And we will do some practice, of course! When you bring mindful awareness to the process, terror, revulsion, shame and resistance become the ideal raw material for every venture.
Elaine and Florence will offer a mini-workshop exploring ways to ride the waves of resistance to allow you to write that speech, create that program or find the voice you have kept locked away. Elaine Smookler is a mindfulness teacher, writer, performer and innovator who has spent a career exploring mindfulness through her work in stage, radio, writing and comedy.
She also offers mindfulness online to corporate America through eMindful and teaches part of a mindfulness elective at the U of T Medical School. Mindfulness based interventions have been shown in numerous research studies to be effective in the alleviation of mood disorders such as depression and anxiety.
These interventions, however, are not readily accessible to marginalized populations where the prevalence of mental health issues is 2 to 3 times that of the mainstream population.
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies has been working for the past four years with social service agencies to bring these interventions to their staff and client groups.
Tita Angangco is a Founder and the Executive Director of The Centre for Mindfulness Studies, a charity whose mission is to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of individuals and communities through the development, delivery, training and research of mindfulness-based therapies, and to make these therapies available and accessible to disadvantaged and marginalized populations who disproportionately suffer poor health.
Tita Angangco has worked with the Ontario Public sector for many years as a senior manager in several ministries, including the Ministries of Health and Housing and Management Board Secretariat. She has been an active volunteer in the area of social housing, having organized the funding and development of two not-for-profit housing developments in the GTA.
She was Chair of the Homes First Society, from towhere she stabilized the the operational and financial standing of the organization and created the Homes First Foundation, a fund-raising agency arm of the Society.
Since then, she has been involved in several volunteer start-up ventures. She has received extensive training in mindfulness, Buddhist psychology and yoga. In light of this we decided to postpone "Breath" as a topic and, instead, to focus on the meaning of Mindfulness during difficult times. We will, of course, have a loving kindness practice and share our thoughts and feelings about the importance of being mindfulness teachers in and for a suffering world.
Using this as a foundation, the presentation will explore how participants might effectively bring mindfulness into their personal and professional daily lives. Elli Weisbaum holds a masters degree from the Environmental Studies department at York University, focused on bringing mindfulness-based practices into classrooms. She spent a year as the international program coordinator for Wake Up Schools, a global initiative to cultivate mindfulness in education, established by Nobel Peace Prize nominee, scholar and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
Elli is a co-founder of Partners in Mindfulness, which offers mindfulness workshops and trainings in business, health and education based settings.
For more information you can visit www. We will practise and engage in discussion in order to reflect on how gentle reflective yoga and meditation might support those living with the challenges of anxiety.
No previous yoga experience is required. She conducts retreats in Ontario and internationally. She has been teaching and writing about yoga specifically for those living with anxiety since The salon is designed for anyone interested in elevating the level of discourse in their community through a contemplative and inquiry-based approach. Amy Saltzman Thursday May 7th at 7pm Dr. Amy is a holistic physician, mindfulness coach, scientist, wife, mother, devoted student of transformation, long-time athlete, and occasional poet.
Her passion is supporting people of all ages in enhancing their well being and discovering the Still Quiet Place within. She is recognized by her peers as a visionary and pioneer in the fields of holistic medicine and mindfulness for youth.
She has offered mindfulness to young people from pre-K to college undergrads in socioeconomically diverse school and community settings. She has conducted two research studies evaluating the benefits of teaching mindfulness to child-parent pairs and to children in low-income elementary schools. These research projects were conducted in collaboration with the Department of Psychology at Stanford University.
She is one of contributing authors of the White Paper. You can visit her website at www. Mindful use of technology: Evan Collins Wednesday April 15th, at 7pm Dr. Collins' presentation and discussion will explore mindful uses of digital technology and the possible re-evaluation of our relationships to our personal devices. Feel free to bring your cell phone for a practice. In addition, Evan runs groups for people living with HIV and trains clinicians in various aspects of mindfulness.
Mindfulness and Alternative Health: Part of the Same Revolution? Are they related paths of a positive health revolution or are they rife with empty promises and bad science? Join David Denis, Naturopathic Doctor, for an exploration of mindfulness in the context of alternative health. This talk will take a closer look at the relationship we hold to our health and how we seek out ways to find balance in mind and body.
David Denis is a naturopathic doctor in private practice in Toronto. He specializes in providing naturopathic care for people with mental and emotional suffering.
He utilizes a range of naturopathic modalities but in addition has developed expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness Based Interventions. Denis is the course coordinator and lecturer for the Health Psychology courses at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine which emphasize an evidence based approach to treating mental health problems.
Denis is a faculty member for the Centre for Mindfulness Studies which is a centre dedicated to bringing Mindfulness Based Interventions to a wide variety of populations and to providing the very best of professional development in this new field.
Denis has significant experience teaching advanced practical training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy to interdisciplinary health professionals. He has also taught continuing education February meeting: It has gone from a more sports focused practice to a personal movement meditation practice and now to something that is woven into her work with youth. Using case examples and opportunities for experiential learning, she will review ways she integrates yoga into the treatment of individuals who are suffering with symptoms of psychosis, anxiety, depression and PTSD.
Discussion will include research findings on the benefits, risks, and barriers to using yoga with this population. Participants are asked to bring a hot drink so they can participate in a mindful drinking practice. Stephanie loves to weave in nature-based practices, photography, and yoga into her clinical work.
Come out of the cold and join us for an evening of connection, community and entertainment on Wednesday, January 21st, You can read some reviews here. We look forward to seeing you! Camera-Assisted Mindfulness Practice Lee began a photography journey with looking deeply and bringing her focus into the present moment.
This led her to an appreciation for the way the photographic process may help to rewire the brain by combining with mindfulness meditation practice, executive function training and cultivation of the foundational attitudes of mindfulness.
Lee Freedman MD,CM, FRCP C is a Toronto-based child and adolescent psychiatrist who has expanded a personal mindfulness practice into her professional life by increasingly integrating mindfulness practice into her work with children, adolescents, adults and families. Currently her psychiatry practice is dedicated to helping families struggling with attention regulation challenges.
She is a psychiatric consultant at the ADHD Clinic, and leads mindful parenting groups for parents raising children with attention and emotion regulation challenges. Lee is particularly interested in exploring applications of mindfulness practice to presence in relationships, contemplative art, and attention and emotion regulation.
On September 4, Cardinal Carter opened its doors to pupils in the seventh, eighth, the school was blessed in and the first graduates emerged in The primary intake years are grades 7 and 9, approximately 60 students are admitted in grade 7 and students in grade 9. Admission at senior levels is possible if space is available, audition requirements differ with every arts area. Drama majors must complete a workshop and perform a memorized monologue, Dance students must participate in a minute dance class and perform a one-minute improvisation.
Visual artists must first submit a portfolio of assigned exercises, further audition requirements are then sent out, students receive a balanced and thorough education in the arts, and through the arts. The specialized and accelerated arts program allows students to concentrate in one of four majors, Music, Drama, Dance, there is a theoretical and practical aspect within each art major 8. The Boards schools cover the Golden Horseshoe area of Ontario, together with Simcoe County, there are significant concentrations of schools in the historically francophone areas of Simcoe and Niagara 9.
The school was opened in Octoberbefore it opened, it was used at one point as the temporary home of De La Salle College for its students in early because of the flood caused by student vandalism in their own building. Bishop Allen Academy underwent three additions and renovations in , andthe new chapel and an under-used exterior courtyard was enclosed with a roof to expand the existing ground floor cafeteria was designed by the architect, Scott Morris.
The school is one of few in Toronto that has continued to grow during a period of falling student numbers as families have moved to Torontos suburbs. The school is named after Bishop Francis Allen, an auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Toronto, with the former Kingsmill building built just for students, the school has 20 portables on site to handle the growing student population.
Inhealth concerns and damp summer weather on all the portables that contained mould from one of the four forced to relocate Grade 10 students to the former St. Peter for one semester, the board installed three computer labs on that site. The former principal, Adrian Della Mora, was replaced by Stephen Carey at the beginning of the year ending his 6-year tenure at the school, Bishop Allen Academy educates students with over teachers.
Recently, the school has taken moves to becoming a more academic-focused school and it also supports a French Immersion and Extended French program, as well as a gifted program called SAGE. Bishop Allen Academy has a two-storey 77, sq. The school educates students as of the academic year and its motto is Through Knowledge Toward God.
To love someone is to show to them their beauty, their worth, Jean Vanier was born on September 10, He is the founder of LArche, an organization which creates communities where people with developmental disabilities.
However, by fall ofCardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School also opened its doors as the first Catholic high school in that area as Midland. The schools would later forged the model after Tabor Park by the openings of Maplewood, by the time Tabor Park closed in due to low enrolment, Scarborough Centre for Alternative Studies, an adult high school began in this site.
In that case, it was established to relive overcrowding at Mary Ward, from the onset, the school was de-streamed in grade 9. The school was opened and blessed on November 13, interestingly, in its conception, the school was originally to be named St.
But despite a turnout and the school using the name. Following the closure of Midland Collegiate inVanier received the students from Midland. To date, students living in the schools catchment area have applied or attended Vanier since. In FebruaryJean Vanier C. The school celebrated its 25th in October in conjunction with LArches 50th anniversary of its founding.
On May 20, year old Jeffrey Michael Rich Reodica, however, the next day, Reodica and his buddies encountered the three white teens into Benleigh Drive just behind the school.
Daniel Belanger arrived at the scene and shot Reodica who was holding a rock as a defense, Reodica later died of his injuries on May 22, It has 1, students as ofand was ranked of secondary schools in the Fraser Institute School Report Card, Frank Patrick OConnor was a Canadian politician, businessman, philanthropist. He represented the division of Scarborough Junction, Ontario until his death in OConnor survived his wife, who died inand died at this estate at age 54, however, boys were taught by Christian Brothers and girls were taught on a different floor by nuns with the Daughters of Wisdom.
The high school was built on land given to them by Senator Frank Patrick OConnor, a Catholic philanthropist and founder of Laura Secord Chocolates, a Canadian chocolatier and ice cream company. Senator OConnors House and Garage, and another building, belonging to the Christian Brothers, still exist on campus, in the s, the Christian Brothers were an active part of school life, teaching classes, holding positions in the school administration and assisting with cafeteria monitoring.
The administration of the school was turned over to lay teachers inthere was also another area with over a half dozen portables. There used to be a swimming pool connected to the house.
The Christian Brothers house was located in the center of the campus, the Christian Brothers house has been marked as a historic site by the City of Toronto and is protected as such. Inwhen the Province of Ontario decided that Catholic secondary schools were to be funded, the school became publicly funded by The school is operated by the MSSB. The last of the Christian Brothers staff to teach at OConnor retired at the end of Juneoriginally the main high school was built to hold students and by the s the student population almost doubled that figure.
Senior management did not post the report with the specific recommendations until after 5: Given the posting occurred less than two hours before the meeting, none of the union leadership was in a position to respond or present to the Board on these proposals.
Specifically, Trustees voted to limit future delegations to ten and any individual or groups that had previously presented were effectively barred from presenting again on the Budget issue. At our second consultation meeting on Friday, March 13, the union leadership expressed its disappointment to the Director and the Chair of the Board of Trustees at having been muzzled from speaking on the budget and proposed cuts after only one consultation meeting.
MARCH 26 Having reviewed the chronology we would also ask you whether you feel we have been acting as partners in good faith. We believe that we have. Throughout this process we have had a singular goal in providing you with options and choices that will allow you to make the ultimate decisions about where the best place to make expenditure reductions rests. Whenever we were given the opportunity to input this process, we believe we have offered viable recommendations.
The Board has the opportunity to fulfil the pledge that was originally made by the Director and the Chair of the Board in their letter of November 26, to truly make this the most comprehensive consultation ever undertaken. More importantly, it will allow you to fully utilize all the work group leadership partners to ensure that your decisions will be least impactful on the quality programs and services we provide and least impactful on student well-being and learning outcomes.