In Discussion On Suffering and MindfulnessMar 31, 2021
Join Michele Chaban MSW/RSW (retired/retraite), PhD and Michael Apollo, RP for a practice event exploring suffering and mindfulness. This one hour practice event will include a guided practice, brief discussion and time for questions.
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Michele Chaban MSW, RSW (Toronto, retired/retraite), PhD. (Wales) began integrating mindfulness and mindfulness meditation into oncology and end of life care over 24 years ago, before mindfulness and mindfulness meditation was as well known as it is today. Her first mentors were Sogyal Rinpoche, HH The Dalai Lama, Dr. Herbert Benson (Harvard Mind Body Institute). Michele introduced these practices to individuals and families as a form of non-pharma pain management, stress reduction and to enhance their well being. She had some of the first mindfulness meditation groups at the University of Toronto when she was the Director of the Psycho-social-spiritual team for Temmy Latner’s Center for Palliative Care. Michele is the Founder and former Co-Director of the Applied Mindfulness Meditation program at the School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto.
Michael Apollo RP, is the Founder of Mindful Society Global Institute and the A Mindful Society Conference. His work in organizations, academia, and building award-winning technologies has introduced millions of people worldwide to the research and practice of mindfulness. Michael is the former Director of Mindfulness Programs at the University of Toronto, is a registered psychotherapist and is certified as a teacher mentor in mindfulness-based programs (MBSR and MBCT). He lives in Toronto and has a 5-year-old son and a 3-year-old daughter whom continue to be his greatest mindfulness teachers.
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