6:00pm – 8:00pm
Mindfulness is defined as “paying attention on purpose in the present moment nonjudgmentally”. It is a practice of being alive for both the challenges and blessings of our lives. We are exposed to many stresses and demands that can affect our own health as well as those around us. In this workshop, Dr. Sherman will bring mindfulness and meditation skills into how we care for ourselves and for our family so that we can foster self regulation, compassion and resilience.
Mark is a Family Physician and Clinical Instructor with UBC with a special interest in mental health and psychophysiological disorders. He is the current Executive Director and a founder of the BC Association for Living Mindfully (BCALM), as well as Living This Moment. Mark has formal postgraduate training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, Medical Acupuncture and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
Mark has been facilitating Mindfulness Based Stress Management workshops and courses to patients, physicians, health care professionals, educators, and community groups for over 15 years throughout BC and Canada, and is currently working on his first book on Mindfulness in Medicine. Mark believes that mindfulness and meditation offer powerful tools in healing our minds and bodies and are necessary human skills in fully living our potential.