Online Mindfulness Sessions

We are pleased to offer to our members online sessions on mindfulness, as a way of supporting you through these challenging times with the COVID-19 pandemic.  The next session will take place on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, with other dates to follow.

To register, please email Mary Keough at mindfulness@accomponent.ca. In your email please include your full name and employee number and indicate whether you are registering for the English session OR the French session.  If you do not indicate a language, you will be registered for the English session by default.

Due to the high volume of requests, you must register for each session individually at the time of receiving this email.  We have a limit of 100 participants for each session on a first-come, first served basis. You will receive login information for the online session once you are registered.

Mindfulness is the ability to pay attention, on time, in the present moment, without judgment. This practice has many potential benefits, including reduced stress, greater sense of wellbeing, increased focus, and more harmonious relationships. One way to hone this skill is through meditation.

On Wednesday, May 13th, Brian Dean Williams and Roxanne Dault will be leading us in some mindfulness meditation practices, and you are warmly invited to join us.
12pm – 12:30pm (EDT) in English
12:45pm – 1:15pm (EDT) in French

The session will consist of a 15-20-minute practice together as well as 10-15 minutes of questions, inquiry, and resources. You will need to download and install ZOOM software if you haven’t yet. There is no need to have previous experience, just grab a cushion and chair, find a quiet space, and feel free to shut off your cell phone. If possible, please arrive a few minutes early, to allow us to start on time. We would love to see you there via video, if you prefer, you’re welcome to turn your video off for the session.

Brian is a registered clinical counsellor and mindfulness meditation teacher from Vancouver, BC. He has an active private practice and teaches retreats internationally. He has done in-person mindfulness training with our members on the west coast. www.briandeanwilliams.com.

Roxanne is a mindfulness meditation teacher from Montréal, QC, and is also trained in Somatic Experiencing®, a body-mind approach to resolve stress and trauma. She has spent years in silence both in Asia and in the West. She teaches meditation locally and internationally in diverse settings. www.roxannedault.com.

Wishing you all the best,

Mary Keough
Chair, Component EAP Committee