Course Description

In this webinar, Dr. Linda Carlson (professor in the Faculty of Medicine and co-author of The Art and Science of Mindfulness) will discuss the ways in which mindfulness can be used as a coping strategy to help reduce stress as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic. She will define mindfulness, give research-based examples of how it can reduce stress and change your brain, and guide you through several mindfulness practices that can be beneficial in your everyday professional and personal lives, and especially during times of crisis. 

Upon completion of the session participants will be able to: 

  • Gain an introductory understanding of the roots, definition and benefits of mindfulness
  • Utilize practical skills in cultivating present moment awareness to build resilience, compassion, and empathy
  • Discover several mindfulness-based applications to use at work and at home for personal wellbeing


Dr. Linda Carlson, PhD, C.Psych, holds the Enbridge Research Chair in Psychosocial Oncology, a CIHR Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Mentorship Chair and is full professor in psychosocial oncology in the Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. She is director of research and works as a clinical psychologist at the Department of Psychosocial Resources at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. She has published over 200 research papers and book chapters in the area of psycho-oncology and integrative oncology, holds several millions of dollars in grant funding and regularly presents her work at international conferences.

Please note: This webinar will be recorded, registration will close on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. and a Zoom link for the webinar will be sent to you the day prior to the webinar.



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