I dedicate my mindfulness work in memory of our beloved son, Max Wiseman
Free Monthly Mindfulness Sessions
I am offering a free monthly mindfulness session for anyone who is interested in learning more about mindfulness and for anyone who has ever taken the 8-week MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) program with me.
Sessions: 1st Tuesday of every month 7-8 pm (NL time; 5:30-6:30 pm Eastern). See dates below for 2022-23.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in signing up or learning more.
Please share this information with anyone you feel may be interested in exploring the benefits of mindfulness for navigating daily life. Together, we can build a supportive community.
Dates for 2022-23: September 6 October 4 November 1 December 6 January 3 February 7 March 7 April 4 May 2 June 6 July 4 August 1
Upcoming MBSR Program - Winter 2023
I am interested in offering an 8-week MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) program in Winter of 2023. There will be 2.5-hour evening sessions for 8 weeks and a 5 hour retreat held on a weekend day (usually after week 6). Total program is 25 hours. Newfoundland Standard Time (Eastern +1.5 hours). Cost $300 Canadian. It will be offered by Zoom so you may sign up from anywhere in the world if you have stable internet. Please email me if you are interested in learning more email@example.com
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally (Jon Kabat-Zinn). It is a way of experiencing everyday experiences, moment by moment, with acceptance. When practiced, mindfulness can lead to a happier and more satisfied life. It is a skill that takes time and commitment to develop. Mindfulness can be strengthened by meditation but it is not about emptying the mind of all thoughts, or not thinking negative thoughts. Rather it is about how we choose to relate to what is happening in our day to day lives and with our thoughts and emotions. How we respond to each moment influences the next one. Mindfulness can wake us up to 'automatic pilot' - to how we normally react to our experiences, our thoughts, and our emotions - and help us to choose to respond with more awareness, with more choice. This has a profound ability to increase our sense of well-being and overall quality of life.
Mindfulness is R's (ours)
Remember - To be mindful
Return - To the present moment
Recognize - What is true
Realize - Everything changes
Release - What no longer serves us
Refocus - On the here and now
Recover - Our balance
Regain - Perspective
Rest - restore - renew
Rosenbaum, E. (2017). The heart of mindfulness-based stress reduction: A MBSR guide for clinicians and clients. PESI Publishing & Media.
Let go of what has passed.
Let go of what may come.
Let go of what is happening now.
Don't try to figure anything out.
Don't try to make anything happen.
Relax, right now, and rest.
Teaching Certificates Completed
Teacher Training 3 Certificate
Teacher Training 2 Certificate
Teacher Training 1 Certificate
Anne is a fully-qualified mindfulness teacher having completed accredited teacher training with Mindful Academy Solterreno, Spain.
She is currently completing the optional graduate-level 3 teacher training requirements (TT3).
This training is based primarily on the teaching process and curriculum developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre and the Centre for Mindfulness Practice and Research in the UK.
Anne has over 35 years of experience in health care, community-based care, and post-secondary education. She has taught in both the Faculties of Nursing and Medicine at Memorial University and has done community-based work in the areas of HIV/AIDS, addictions, and breast cancer. Anne has a graduate degree in behavioural science (University of Toronto) and a Doctor of Philosophy in community health (Memorial University).