Mindful Healthcare Speaker Series – Welcome

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  1. Barbara Schalliol May 15, 2020 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Hello! I’ve spent my professional life in education and have followed Jon Kabat-Zinn’s work for years. I feel fortunate to be able to hear these speakers and continue my learning in the realm of mindfulness.

  2. Mary Stewart May 15, 2020 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Thank you for offering this series, really looking forward to it. I’m a nurse manager working with gyn oncology patients and would like to be able to pass on what I learn to my nursing staff and patients.

  3. Fredy Sanchez May 15, 2020 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Hello … my name is Fredy Sanchez, I am a psychiatrist and director of a residency program in Psychiatry and for 10 years I have dedicated part of my time to MBSR training to many of my patients and other interested people, as well as my Psychiatry residents
    I very much appreciate this opportunity to learn by listening to this brilliant group of experts.

  4. Tom Martin May 15, 2020 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    Hello and thank you for offering these classes. I am a mental health counselor and an adjunct professor of psychology. Many of my former students are now nurses. They have been reaching out to me to help them get through what they are experiencing during this crises. I am offering free meditation classes on line and free counseling as well. I am hoping to learn new coping skills and meditations to share with them.

    • Sarah May 15, 2020 at 4:13 pm - Reply

      hello, I am Sarah Long, a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Wellbeing Coach, I aim to help people find the tools they need to build their own path to recovery

  5. Tom Martin May 15, 2020 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Hello and thank you for offering this course. My name is Tom. I am a mental health counselor and an adjunct professor. Many of my former students, who are now nurses, have reached out to me to help them get through their experiences. Many are overwhelmed. I am offering them free meditation classes on line as well as free counseling. I am hoping to learn new ways of coping that I can share with them.

  6. Trina Malloy May 15, 2020 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Good Day All;
    I am Trina Malloy a Vocational Specialist, I work for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Our office is located in Harlem New York. I would say that during these times of the COVID pandemic, I would say that I am trying to be cautiously Optimistic.

  7. De Wilde Annemieke May 15, 2020 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Amid COVID-19, I am also moving locations for a new job. I will be advising on a mental well-being strategy for a global company with 30+K workers. This seminar series is so welcoming in my life!

  8. Jeanette Eleff May 15, 2020 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    I am an RN and a certified Life Coach who specializes in stress management. I have started to study mindfulness so I really appreciate this series. Thank you.

  9. Mai-Wah Cheung May 15, 2020 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Really appreciative of offering this free program. I always wanted to explore mindfulness. Due to COVID-19, I finally have the time and opportunities to explore meditation and mindfulness. I would like to further development in this area and be able to help others as well.

  10. Susan Adib May 15, 2020 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    Hii everybody 🙏🏽First of all … thank you so much for providing this whole event, I am very excited 🧡 I‘m Susan from Germany and I love and appreciate the mindful work deeply. I work as a psychotherapist, Psychodrama Therapist, movement therapist, MBSR and MBCT teacher (in a clinic and in my private practice). My daughters and me love nature, animals and laughing…. a lot 🙂 I think – especially in these strange and challenging times, it is so important to be there for each other, listen, laugh (or cry) and love. Do whatever is possible, be with whatever is rising and showing. Not always easy. I am really absolutely grateful for the generous offer of this event and for everyone who is taking part🙏🏽Warm regards from Germany

  11. RONALD KLEIN May 15, 2020 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    I am a PSYCHOLOGIST who has been practicing in the fieldt for approx. 45 years. I am very inter- ested in the best strategies and techniques to deal with the current stressors. Ron Klein, PhD/ABPP

  12. Kathleen E. Demac May 15, 2020 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    My name is Kathy Demac and I am a Yoga Therapist. I know these times are tragic and awful but I have also found many silver linings to these times.
    This offering is definitely part of the silver lining and thank you so much! Jon Kabat-Zinn is special to me and I took his 8 week online course last fall.
    Blessings and Love to you All💜

  13. Lynn Carroll May 15, 2020 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Hello, I am Lynnsey. Thanks for offering these sessions. I am a licensed mental health therapist working in a rural area of Maine, USA. My clients were struggling before covid and are now barely hanging on. I have to use telehealth or the phone which puts a distance between us that is yes, safer than many, but also challenging. I am a long time mindfulness practitioner and teach mindfulness to my clients. I am finding that my own self care is daunting at times, even with my knowledge. Your support is very much appreciated. Thank you!

  14. Marielle poulin May 15, 2020 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Hello and many Thanks to you Jon and your team. I m a clinical nurse Working with elders in Montréal. I was entering a program in nursing master degree. When i got blessed with cancer, and it’s recovery ,re education of my congnitive fonctions. Overall , after 2 years, mindfulness has been leading me to life . Still need to practice and reinforce learnings. Wish i could teach IT.

  15. Mary May 15, 2020 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity you all are offering. I have already forwarded to nursing colleagues who are at the front line of this pandemic. I am a nurse, most recently working in non-clinical roles, & with this, I feel guilt and anxiety over not being able to jump in to help any way I can. While living alone, in isolation from friends & family for past 2 months, I am struggling to maintain my mindfulness practice. Having the chance to be part of this community feels like an answer to prayer.

  16. Ingrid Oliansky May 15, 2020 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Thank for offering this. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Due to Covid, I am now seeing my patients exclusively online. Hoping to learn some new ways to help them and me cope with the “new normal”.

  17. Robin May 15, 2020 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    How wonderful to have an international educational support group! Thank you we all have much to learn from each other. I will share this information locally here n Kansas City. Thanks again.

  18. Valerie May 15, 2020 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    Thank you for offering this series! I am looking forward to the education and support! I am a social worker and an addictions counselor in an intensive outpatient drug and alcohol clinic in upstate NY. As the clinical supervisor I try to model mindfulness as a way of practice and as a way of life.

  19. Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk May 15, 2020 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    I’m so glad to be part of this. I’m a certified Koru meditation teacher, am pursuing NASM certification as a personal trainer, and am a singer and opera director. As an outgrown of my performance anxiety research, I teach wellness seminars to Honors students and musicians at my institution. Looking forward to learning from you!

  20. j bramson May 15, 2020 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    I am a MSW student interested in learning more about MBSR for my upcoming clinical internship in a behavioral hospital working with adults of all ages. Thank you for offering this program and extending the reach to those who are not yet licensed clinicians!

  21. Laurie Moore May 15, 2020 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this series – I am a social worker with the school board in Toronto ON. I am also caring for my 87 year old mother who is palliative. I am looking forward to learning and developing my mindfulness practices.

  22. Etel May 15, 2020 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this opportunity. I am curious and very interested to hear and know more and more about mindfulness and also to practice it.

  23. Tracey Robert May 15, 2020 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Thank you for offering this series. I am a counselor educator teaching integration of spirituality and religion into counseling and integrate mindfulness into all my courses. I trained with health professional at UMass in a one week intensive. It will be nice to continue my learning.

  24. C Gietzen May 15, 2020 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    I am a retired nurse from Seattle Washington. Thank you to each and everyone of you that worked on this project. I appreciate what you did.

  25. Nadine Jullien May 15, 2020 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    Thank you very much for these coming live sessions, I feel cared about. I’m a home-care nurse in France and I am also working at the moment in a nursing home for elderly people because so many nurses are ill there. In both areas, me and my co-workers take care of people with and with-out Covid. For all of us, it’s a time of uncertainty, lonely deaths, less physic contact, and changing behaviors. Feeling connected to the body although there is less touching, feeling more connected to others although there is more distance, feeling grounded inside although there is so much happening around, living with challenge, helping to live with it, being the best present possible to myself, family, friends and patients, navigating better stormy emotional weather..mindfulness helps me with all of this. Thanks to all the team for giving us this possibility to hear this in order to stay grounded and to grow. May you be well

  26. Avril May 15, 2020 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Thank you for providing us with this wonderful opportunity to hear from such respected speakers.

  27. Sharon Gayle May 15, 2020 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Thank you for offering this program. As a mental health provider, I am encountering more frontline workers who are deeply affected by this pandemic as well as families who lost a loved one, unable to be there when the loved one passed.

  28. Marta Negrão May 15, 2020 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Hello! I am very grateful for this initiative and for the opportunity to be part of it. I am a psychologist (a beginer) and I am discovering and studying the third-genaration therapies. I believe mindfulness can help a lot of people and I hope in a near future I can help my patients by bringing mindfulness to their lives.

    • James OShea May 15, 2020 at 12:18 pm - Reply

      Hi my name is James. I am a health care worker and mindfulness teacher in Ireland. I am really looking forward to the series.

  29. cristina May 15, 2020 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Hello all,
    Thank you for making this available, I live and work in Italy for the Social Health Services

  30. Mandy Bretzke-Kettler May 15, 2020 at 11:31 am - Reply

    HI: Thanks so much for offering such an amazing mindful healthcare speaker series. I am looking forward to attending.

  31. Nancy Browne May 15, 2020 at 11:31 am - Reply

    I am taking care of an 88 year old uncle, and I help care for an 82 year old aunt with onset of dementia; and a close friend with Covid and depression whose mother, also my close friend, just died alone in a hospital in NY; and another close senior friend who lives alone and has multiple worries. My friends in Guinea, Africa, are facing serious issues. People are struggling, and some are on the edge. I know I have to take care of myself, too, but that’s the hardest thing to do. I don’t want to fail them, but it feels overwhelming. I need strength and community. Thank you for offering these sessions.

  32. Tracy Schaeffer May 15, 2020 at 11:03 am - Reply

    Hello, I am a registered nurse from Pennsylvania. I am working directly with COVID patients. As you can imagine, I am feeling stressed, helpless, anxious, I cry easily, and I am having a hard time sleeping. I am worried about my husband who is a police officer. I have not seen my family or grandchildren for over 2 months for fear of giving them the virus. I am looking for ways to help me manage my stress and survive this crisis. Thank you.

  33. Marta May 15, 2020 at 10:55 am - Reply

    Thanks a ot for this great opportunity. I enormously value thus. I’m so glad and thankful.

  34. Conchita Salguero May 15, 2020 at 10:55 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for this wonderful series. What a treat! during this challenging time. I used to work as a school Family Liaison for several years working very closely with families and students. Thank you.

  35. Lorin May 15, 2020 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Good Afternoon, I’m from the state of NY! I am a leader in Organizational Development and Learning and I work for a healthcare system. We’ve had a strong interest in adding more mindfulness in our organization prior to COVID-19. Now this is more important than ever. I look forward to any guidance.

  36. Carmen May 15, 2020 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for doing this. I greatly appreciate it!

  37. Reynan S. May 15, 2020 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Thanks for this. Such a great time for carers to also receive care. =)

  38. Sue Lawrence May 15, 2020 at 10:43 am - Reply

    I am a family nurse practitioner in the Fraser Valley. I am also in school taking training in mindfulness through University of Fraser Valley. Thank you for these sessions.

  39. Reynan S. Salo May 15, 2020 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Hello all,
    Thanks for this event. I just received the invitation through email and did not hesitate to sign up to this. I am a volunteer support for those who are affected by the COVID pandemic. not really a frontliner but a backend support. i track logs of everyone who contacted us for psychological support. I am a volunteer for XCMHR, Xavier Center for Mental Health and Research in their initiative to give free assistance to anyone in our region who needs psychological assistance, especially the frontliners (medical and health frontliners) and everyone who are emotionally and psychologically affected by the pandemic. Again, thanks a lot. this is one of those important events where the carers also receive care. =)

  40. Marianne DuMond May 15, 2020 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Thank you for the opportunity to learn and grow with Mindfulness. I will be working with clients at the time this is scheduled, but I noticed there would be a recording available, how would I access that please?

  41. Leah Whitworth, LMFT May 15, 2020 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Thank you for putting this together! I am so excited to be able to participate and hear from some of the most famous names in Mindfulness practice! I am a DBT therapist and DBT Team Leader in a large HMO in California. I am inundated each day with new demands for both technical & clinical programming,along with the endless needs of supporting my team through this Corona crisis. I am aware that I need to and can do more to ensure my own centeredness right now, and this series will be a key piece I’m sure.

  42. Laura woodward May 15, 2020 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for this.
    I am a veterinary surgeon in London, UK and also a psychotherapeutic counsellor to the veterinary profession and a mindfulness teacher.
    I hope to help others in my profession through the pandemic as much as possible.

  43. John O’Nesl May 15, 2020 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Reena, thank you for the beautiful welcome and introduction. I am a licensed social worker, mental health counselor who specializes in attachment therapy, addiction recovery and trauma resolution therapies. My work in Western North Carolina can be highly stressful and rewarding. Your workshop sounds perfect for me as I do practice mindfulness and know I need to stay as healthy as I can so I can meet the needs of my clients. It is great to role model being mindfulness grounded, at peace and fully present and functioning..

  44. Sarah Fairweather May 15, 2020 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Thank you for making this available. I have been interested in the benefits of mindfulness for many years now. I used to work as a school social worker and found many students benefited from simple mindfulness exercises.

  45. Myo-O May 15, 2020 at 10:06 am - Reply

    I am delighted that this is being offered. I work as a staff chaplain at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, MHealth, Fairview in MInneapolis, MN. I sent your invitation email to my colleague who organizes learning for the staff; I hope everyone gets a chance to be part of this. Thank you!

  46. Madina ESTEPHAN May 14, 2020 at 4:21 am - Reply

    Dear Reena, dear all,
    Thank you for your willingness to share expertise and spread effective solutions in this challenging time for health care professionals.

  47. Cecilia May 13, 2020 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Thanks Reena, I am not on the front line as a doctor or nurse but I am part of the vulnerable group because I have rheumatoid arthritis and I am taking immune suppressants drugs. I hope you can give me some recommendations on how to return to my normal life because I am very scared of getting it.

  48. Roshni Thakrar May 13, 2020 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Huge well done on your genuinely positive and heartfelt message Reena – my very best wishes to you all involved with speaking and organising these sessions for all us to benefit. Also a special shoutout to Pramal who told me about this. I shall pass the details on. God bless! 🙏

  49. Pramal May 13, 2020 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the heartfelt introduction Reena! Whilst not directly on the front line I am working with many healthcare organisations and it’s helpful to learn and share more about how humans can live in this new normal without being overwhelmed!

  50. S Jothimurugan May 13, 2020 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    Thank you for helping me to know more about mindfulness to help professionals and their patients

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