Mindfulness for Caregivers Information Session at Regent Park Community Centre

Community Living Toronto is offering Mindfulness Caregivers sessions. The content of the sessions is the same curriculum used in the research study conducted by CAMH (See Below)

MINDFULNESS FOR CAREGIVERS INFORMATION SESSION

Monday June 10
10am – 12 noon
Regent Park Community Centre

MINDFULNESS FOR CAREGIVERS GROUP (6 SESSIONS)

Wednesday evenings this Fall 6pm – 8pm
September 27 – November 1
Location: TBA

For registration and further information contact Yulia Prudova, yprudova@cltoronto.ca

New Study Shows Benefits of Mindfulness for Parents of Adult Children with Developmental Disabilities:

Community Living Toronto’s Sue Hutton, BSW, MSW was recruited by CAMH Clinician Scientist Dr. Yona Lunsky to research Mindfulness as a coping technique for parents of a child with autism and other developmental disabilities. Sue has practiced Mindfulness for over 20 years, and has received professional training with Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at University of Massachusetts. Her knowledge of Mindfulness combined with her social work experience with families brings a perfect blend to caring for caregivers.

Read this News Release for more details: CARING FOR THE CAREGIVERS

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Article

Metro Morning with Matt Galloway CBC Listen: Interview with Parent Lee Steele

Here is a 15 minute video from CAMH about the Mindful Caregivers groups:

 

Resources

CAMH

Surrey Place Centre

DSO Toronto 

York University

University of Warwick

For information about STEPS to Independence contact: Jennifer Steffler at jsteffler@cltoronto.ca