Mindful Healthcare Speaker Series – Welcome

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  1. Andrea Calles June 16, 2020 at 5:06 am - Reply

    Hi… I’m Andrea. I work as an ER Doctor in a german hospital and I’ve been struggling with anxiety for 14 years now. I have it normally under control but in Covid 19 Times I am starting to think is imposible

  2. Darren June 15, 2020 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Welcome…I am a fellow human, Darren is my given name who resides in the Madison, WI area, blessed to be near the UW-Madison campus and a Center for Mindfulness. I have come to listen and learn as a child educator, a mental health enthusiast and a person deeply connected to the human race and all interdependent life. Where I go from here, well, I hope that we will find out together. Please allow me into your learning and growing as one who is connected with you all.
    E Pluribus Unum, Namaste, Ubuntu….me and you!

  3. Elizabeth June 15, 2020 at 5:12 am - Reply

    I am a counselor therapist in the public healthcare system in Nova Scotia and also in private practice. I’ve been practicing and teaching mindfulness for 23 years. A life-long learner, I am curious to know more and practice with community. Thank you for this opportunity.

  4. Lisa Knowles June 14, 2020 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Hi Everyone,
    I am a dentist in East Lansing, Michigan. I also consult for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and do a little speaking on the side. My studies in MBSR started at the Duke Integrative Medical Center with the review of Kabat-Zinn’s book, “Full Catastrophe Living” and that led to a certification in MBSR for healthcare professionals. I am so thankful to have entered into the mindfulness realm because dentistry is very stressful for a number of reasons. I look forward to learning more! Thank you for forming this group and hosting the webinars.

  5. Gerrie June 14, 2020 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Hello. I am a hospice Social Worker in Scottsdale, AZ. I have been practicing mindfulness for the past 4 years. It has changed my being. Thank you for sharing this loving kindness!

  6. Susan McLellan June 13, 2020 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Hi, my name is Susan and I am a clinical social worker in Austin, Texas. I work with patients who have traumatic brain injuries. I find that the practice of mindfulness and meditation are blessings for both my patients and myself. These practices create a space for healing body, mind and spirit. Thank you for this series.

  7. Princ Goodluck Obi June 11, 2020 at 7:53 am - Reply

    I am a human rights Activist , an educator , peace and conflict resolution expert ,a public health commentator who work with the Poorest of the POOR in Nigeria! I asp work among the hard -to =reach communities thus the grass hoots ,the ghettos ,the shanties , the riverrine communities etc etc.

  8. Julie Charron June 8, 2020 at 9:14 am - Reply

    Hello. I’m Julie, a psychologist working in Montreal, Canada. I’m using mindfulness techniques both for my own wellbeing and to help my patients. Since the pandemic, I’m also trying to help employees to cope with all the changes. Thanks for these videos!

  9. Rivka June 8, 2020 at 7:52 am - Reply

    I’m retiree Head of Nursing services of Mental health Center in Jerusalem, Israel. Practicing mindfulness for years. Thank you for this important and valuable summit>

  10. Ximena Castro June 7, 2020 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Hi, I’m Ximena. I am a Physician. One of my dearest friend sent me the link to these lectures. I have been trying to learn about Meditation and Mindfulness. I have an special interest in mindfulness to help me deal with daily life and my patients.

    Thank you for your effort to help your peers. Very appreciate it of the speakers too.

    Love and kindness are the answer.

  11. Mariam June 6, 2020 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Hi. I am a pathologist working in a cancer institut in Rabat, Morocco. Meditation allowed tangible positive changes in me and my relation to others and I would like to share the experience with the medical professionals and cancer patients. I would therefore go deeper and learn how to do it.

  12. Ellen Cooke June 5, 2020 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Hello! I am a radiation oncologist and mindfulness teacher. I founded Circle of Hope (jointhecircleofhope.com), an organization which brings mindfulness and meditation to the oncology community. I work with cancer patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals to teach mindfulness to help reduce suffering. I am thrilled to be here!! Thank you so much for sharing these amazing resources.

  13. Margaret June 5, 2020 at 4:19 am - Reply

    Hello everyone, I am Margaret I hope to know more about mindfulness so as to be able to support the patients I work with in the Hospice and Hospital. Thanks and best wishes to all.

  14. Wil June 3, 2020 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Hello, my name is Will. I’m an undergraduate Psychology student and a lived experience practicing in a specialist mental health NHS Trust. I am very much looking forward to catching up watching this programme of events. I practice mindfulness and ACT principles in my daily life to help with my own mental health and look forward to learning more from some fantastic speakers. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  15. Eric June 2, 2020 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    Hello, we connect Mindful Leaders to members of the C-Suite Network. We are grateful for this content and we invite you to learn more about our council.
    Thank you,

    Eric Szymanski & Holly Duckworth
    Leadership Solutions International
    Co-Authors of the Amazon Best Seller:
    Sell More, Stress Less: 52 Tips to Become a Mindful Sales Professional

  16. Jessica M. Lynch June 2, 2020 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Thank you for posting these. I am looking forward to watching them.

  17. Theresa June 2, 2020 at 10:31 am - Reply

    HI I am a Mindfulness Meditation Guide living in Seattle, WA

  18. Theresa June 2, 2020 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Hi I am a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher in Seattle, Wa

  19. Kathryn June 2, 2020 at 9:55 am - Reply

    I am a hospital social worker in Seattle.

  20. Maryalice Cullen June 2, 2020 at 6:09 am - Reply

    My name is Maryalice and I am a Nurse Executive in a healthcare system. I started my own mindfulness practice after my adult son had an accident with a traumatic brain injury. As I was researching the benefits of mindfulness practices on the brain for him, I realized mindfulness could help me deal with the grief and helplessness I was experiencing as a mother. Now I don’t know what I would do without a daily practice. I consider myself a novice, demonstrating even a little can go a long way! I love all of these resources and hope to bring more into our workplace.

  21. marjan June 1, 2020 at 11:26 am - Reply

    I would love to listen to these webinars

  22. Jagmeet June 1, 2020 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Hi, I am a physician and have been using Mindfulness with most of my Patients; It has been a great tool to empower them and help to improve the qualities of the lives. I work with them individually as well in groups.I have seen a big change in me as well , ability to stay stronger and calm in my own personal life.

  23. Marie McGuigan June 1, 2020 at 3:29 am - Reply

    Hello I am a Counsellor/Focusing Professional working from home providing telephone counselling for a major Nursing organisation in the UK/Ireland. It is a challenging time for staff. My intention is to keep myself strong and well to continue to provide this service at this time. I have done 8 week MBSR myself and listen to the live streams with Jon Kabat-Zinn. I have done the Power of Awareness course with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. I aim to integrate all this into my daily living and to my work. Currently I am resourcing front line workers with trauma strategies as best I can.

  24. Cindy May 31, 2020 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    Hello! I am a Compassion Team Chaplain in Northern CA and a Practicing Acceptance Commitment Therapy patient. Also working a Direct Your Own Care for Chronic pain and a recovering addict. This resource is Incredibly helpful! Thank you so much~!

  25. Simone May 31, 2020 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Hello! I’m SC Physiotherapist and MSC Trained Teacher in Brazil up 2018. This pandemic has being a time to learn a lot and deeply drop in in myself. I’ve been practicing mindfulness dayly with JKZ and our Mindful Self-compassion big family. I’m grateful for this opportunity to hear so many amazing teachers.

  26. Gina Suarez May 31, 2020 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Hi everyone! My name is Gina, and I currently work as a Health Coach for women in Healthcare. I help them eat better and manage their stress so they can start their journey towards a healthy and fulfilling life. I’m also a Pharmacist but not currently practicing Pharmacy. I myself discovered the concept of mindfulness a few years ago when my own health was declining and found myself in a career I was not feeling in alignment with. It changed my life, and now I not only practice it but spread the word about it and help my clients discover and practice it themselves. I never get tired of hearing about this topic and learning more and more each time.

  27. Kathy Steele May 31, 2020 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    Hi. I co-ordinate and deliver a Mindfulness Programme (Mindfulness for Life at Skills for People) which supports the Practice of people who have a learning disability and/or autism and their supporters. Co production is central to the programme and the content has been adapted to make mindfulness more accessible.

  28. Darcie May 31, 2020 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    Hi! I am Darcie. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist in Southern California. I have been studying and teaching Mindfulness to my clients individually and in groups for several years now. I am starting a group next month using Kristen Neff’s work, so I am very happy to hear from her. Thank you for pulling together these insightful people for this series of talks. May we be well. May we find peace…

  29. caz May 31, 2020 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Hello! 🙂 I am a psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher. I am based in Dublin, Ireland. Because of the pandemic I have more time at home, more time to rest and read and walk and listen to podcasts, etc.

  30. Loretta Downs May 29, 2020 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Hello, I founded Chrysalis End-of-Life Inspirations to advocate for nursing homes and hospitals to provide private, comforting, sacred space for loved ones to keep vigil with the dying surrounded by support. I am a Metta Institute graduate and I have a Masters degree in Gerontology.

  31. Adrienne Kernan RN May 29, 2020 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    Hello to everyone,
    I am a retired RN in San Francisco CA. I have taken up the study of Compassion as it gives me great access to spiritual practice and deepens my meditation practice. I do wish we had had these courses years ago.

  32. Anna H May 29, 2020 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Hello, I am a paramedic in British Columbia, Canada. A friend just forwarded me this information and I really look forward to this speaker series. I have always found mindfulness, meditation and yoga to be helpful (even essential) for me to remain balanced and healthy. These days it is extra difficult to keep a steady practice and remember to care for myself. Thank you so much for offering this support!

  33. Fidencia Perez May 29, 2020 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Hello , I am Fidencia I am a clinical social worker at St Jude Research Hospital .

  34. Nicole May 29, 2020 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Hello, I am a special education teacher in Central Massachusetts. I try to bring mindfulness, breathing techniques, meditation, and an openness to my students to help them with anxiety, attention, and life.

  35. Prince goodluck Obi May 28, 2020 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    I am a Nigeria with bias in Education ,Peace and Conflict Resolution ,Human Rights related intervention using Awake and Mindfulness series to do justice to my multi-faceted interventions.I work for the poorest of the Poor and work for those who live in difficult areas like the hard-to-reach communities ,the slums, the ghettoes ,the river rines etc.

  36. Hans Zbinden May 28, 2020 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    I am just a simpel ans crasy hunan being fom switzerland

  37. Laura Calascione-Nguyen May 28, 2020 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Hi I’m Laura, I’m a Nation Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. When I first started to struggle with debilitating health challenges, it was a more mindful and root cause approach to my healthcare that made all the difference. Now as we face this pandemic I’m finding it so important to rely on this approach. Without this practice everything can feel so overwhelming and beyond control. Thank you for putting this together!

  38. Margaret May 28, 2020 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Hello, I am Margaret, I’m a volunteering chaplain at a Hospice and Hospital in Blackpool, UK. I learnt mindfulness some time ago, I practice meditation quite often but I want to improve on it and also to be able to help the people I work with. I have enjoyed the one session I have had so so far.

  39. Kristina May 26, 2020 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Hello! I’m an interfaith hospital chaplain in the Kansas City area. I graduated from the chaplaincy program at Upaya Zen Center several years ago. I have had Covid, myself, for 9 weeks now (!) and am grateful to have found these offerings. Covid is a challenging spiritual practice. I will have deep empathy when I finally get back to work.

  40. cindy May 26, 2020 at 5:59 am - Reply

    hello, I am a registered midwife in Toronto, Canada. us midwives are working on the front lines during this pandemic, in hospitals and in homes. I’m finding it difficult to hold onto the joy amid the stress of frontline work.

    • Naznin Dhanani May 27, 2020 at 11:24 am - Reply

      I am an Early Childhood Educator and recently worked with Refugee children and families. I just completed the course Self-Compassion for Educators and was happy to see this course.
      Thank you

  41. adelebucalo May 26, 2020 at 2:00 am - Reply

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  42. Caryn Olyver May 25, 2020 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    With great anticipation I join this network of like-minded people during the Covid experience I’m finding ways to work with children’s food young adults in mindfulness techniques. Through the years I have practiced with wonderful results and I’m hoping to build my skills and move forward with helping our youth move forward in the new world!

  43. Katrina Stephenson May 25, 2020 at 6:01 am - Reply

    I am a nurse Edmonton Canada. I work in the speciality of mental health and substance specializing in harm reduction. I have been in the front lines of the opioid crisis up here. Before the Covid 19 I was off on disability with workplace trauma stress injuries. PTSD, anxiety, depression. I am still at home, home schooling my kids and supporting my husband working frontline. He is a firefighter.
    I have been meditating daily and have found immeasurable benefits along with EMDR, TMS and cbt and other trauma processing. I have not found any benefits with medication though meditation for me has been better than any pill for supporting self regulation.
    Although not working yet I am looking and in the midst of developing a peer to peer support program. It is needed more than ever.

    • Katrina Stephenson May 25, 2020 at 6:03 am - Reply

      Thanks so much for sharing your free caring practices here. Much Love to Everyone.
      Take Care.

  44. longret laura kwardem May 25, 2020 at 12:47 am - Reply

    Hello everyone:)
    My name is Longret and a member of a Peer -led network of UK Mentor Mothers supporting other women living with HIV through their perinatal journey living well with HIV. A colleague shared this, which I think is a fantastic idea . Thank you for this wonderful resource and for making it free 🙂

  45. Rhian May 24, 2020 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Hello 🙂 I’m a support worker. I’m hoping to cultivate some self-compassion through using mindfulness. I did the 8 week mindfulness course at Bangor Mindfulness Centre in North Wales and have meditated independently for around 12 years. I find I forget to be kind to myself. I’m looking forward to reminding myself to do this. Also, I’d like to say thank you for all you do in your different roles. Warmly, Rhian

  46. Caroline Collins May 24, 2020 at 4:37 am - Reply

    Hello my name is Caroline Im a healthcare worker in Ireland and have really enjoyed listening to Jon Kabat on YouTube and Zoom. I love to meditate and feel that it has really changed my life. I hope to continue listening to Jon Kabat as hes my favourite. Many thanks for all your sessions you are truly a master of your time.

  47. Stephanie Mitchell May 23, 2020 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    I’ve been practicing for 29 years. I’ve not felt so useless than now.

    • Rhian May 24, 2020 at 4:08 pm - Reply

      Hi Stephanie, hope you’re ok. I’m struggling at the moment too and really hope this will be a big support.
      I’ve been practicing for around 12 years. I sometimes think, everything should be all sorted in my life now through my meditation, but I’ve kind of let that go for the time being because it just upsets me and frustrates me when life doesn’t seem manageable.
      I’ve also gotten into habits sometimes with meditation where I’ve been suppressing. I kept away from sitting meditation for sometime because of this. I think the key is kindness and I’m hoping to cultivate this and some self-compassion. Really hoping this will be a big support to us both. Warmly, Rhian

  48. Mary Jane May 23, 2020 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Hi from Mary Jane, a meditation group leader in Providence, RI.
    This is wonderful support during these times of realignment and suffering.
    May it bring greater peace and good.

  49. Lucia May 23, 2020 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Hello , I am Lúcia , I am a Brazilian speech patologyst , I practice Yoga and I appreciet to study and practice mindfulness . I am here to study if yours .

  50. Juliette Consigny May 23, 2020 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    Hello! I am an ER social worker in upstate NY. A dear friend sent me an email with this information. I have been working throughout this pandemic and think I am in need of something like this.

    • Akila June 1, 2020 at 8:25 pm - Reply

      Hi.. I am Akila. I am a Psychiatrist. Would like to know more about mindfulness to help my patients.

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