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On April 24, UBC Sauder Alumni Engagement will be hosting Dr. Geoffrey Soloway to lead a workshop to develop tools for cultivating less stress, more joy and peak performance.

If you could take a pill that would decrease your stress and anxiety while improving your focus and performance - with no side effects - would you take it? Mindfulness produces the same results and is something you naturally possess the ability to learn. While mindfulness has roots in ancient wisdom traditions, today this form of mental exercise is a evidence-based training used in government, healthcare, education, business, sports and even military settings. Learn what mindfulness is, the science behind it, and the practical application in your daily professional and personal life. The presentation will be a blend of engaging content, interactive discussion and experiential exercises.

The good news is that resilience can be built and improved. This session provides research-based tips to help you build and protect your resilience and support the resilience of others, whether at work or in your personal life. You may be surprised at how applying some basic principles of cognitive behavioural research can produce positive results in your life.

Key Takeaways:

  • The science of mindfulness: what it is, how it works & why you need it
  • How to reverse the stress response & build resilience
  • Optimizing your bandwith with mindfulness
  • Application of mindfulness in action

About the Facilitator:

Throughout Dr. Geoff Soloway has been working in the area of wellness, human development and mindfulness for over 15 years. Geoff is currently the co-founder and Chief Training Director of MindWell U, offering evidence based blended mindfulness at the University of Toronto, as well as a Master's of Education in Holistic Education. Geoff has worked as an Instructor at the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia (UBC), and the University of Fraser Valley, and as a consultant offering mindfulness-based workshops and programs for working professionals. Geoff also completed a certification in Organizational Coaching via UBC Continuing Studies.

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:
800 Robson Street, Room C400
Vancouver, BC - map

RSVP:
$25 per person for this workshop or $40 per person for two workshops; Protect Your Resilience and Mindfulness as Mental Fitness.

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