• BC Mindfulness Summit

In partnership with BCALM

The British Columbia Association for Living Mindfully (BCALM) is a non-profit society dedicated to facilitating increased mindfulness and reduced stress in homes, schools and workplaces throughout BC. 

2nd Annual BC Mindfulness Summit: Virtual this year

June 4 – 6, 2021

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual BC Mindfulness Summit is going to be a virtual weekend open to community members and health and helping professionals. We invite you to attend this educational event to develop and enrich your personal and professional mindfulness practices. Participants who already integrate mindfulness facilitation into their everyday life and work, as well as those who are curious about how to develop these skills, will benefit from this opportunity to learn from a group of innovative and seasoned mindfulness practitioners.

The dialogue this year will focus on the topic of: Mindfulness and Self Compassion in a Time of Pandemic

This year's weekend sessions (Saturday and Sunday) are open to community members and health and helping professionals. Our Friday session is intended for health and helping professionals only.

Developed in partnership with the British Columbia Association for Living Mindfully (BCALM), the BC Mindfulness Virtual Summit includes a panel discussion, plenary presentations and experiential workshops to support the embodiment of a mindfulness practice and provide tools and resources to facilitate mindfulness in a professional setting. There will also be opportunity to practice yoga to replenish and connect.

The virtual summit is a learning opportunity for community members interested in mindfulness and those who identify as working or volunteering in areas where a mindfulness approach to care may be valuable, including but not limited to: health care providers, researchers, counsellors and therapists, clergy, educators and trauma-exposed workers.

Sessions

This year’s topic: Mindfulness and Self Compassion in a Time of Pandemic

Friday, June 4 – Open to health and helping professionals
6:30 – 9 pm  Dr. Mark Sherman, Lisa Baylis – Heal Thyself: Caring for Ourselves As We Care for Others
Saturday, June 5 – Open to community members and health and helping professionals
8 – 9 am Yoga with Chetna (Tracy) Boyd – Mixed Level Asana Class
9:30 – 10:30 am

Dr. Maia Love – The Power of Mindfulness and Self Compassion – Facing Fear in Uncertain Times

10:45 am – 12:45 pm

Workshop period:

1 – 1:30 pm Closing remarks
Sunday, June 6 – Open to community members and health and helping professionals
8 – 9 am  Yoga with Chetna (Tracy) Boyd – Mixed Level Asana Class
9:30 – 10:30 am  Dr. Mark Sherman – The Alchemy of Joy – Cultivating Meaning and Peace Amidst Challenge
10:45 am – 12:45 pm 

Workshop period:

1 – 1:30 pm Closing remarks

Registration

The 2021 BC Mindfulness Summit is now open for registration.

Registration options Days Audience Fees
Full conference registration Friday, Saturday and Sunday For health and helping professionals only $150 + GST
Weekend conference registration Saturday and Sunday For both community members and health and helping professionals $100 + GST

During registration, you can select which workshop option you would like to attend for each workshop period.

Register now

Withdrawal policy: Withdrawal must occur at least seven days prior to summit commencement to receive a refund less a $50 administrative fee.

Financial assistance: For information on financial assistance please contact us via email: healthprograms@uvic.ca

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