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CLOSING KEYNOTE 1100 - MINDFULNESS AND WELL-BEING AT WORK

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Curious about mindfulness? Want to learn effective strategies for reducing stress and increasing well-being at work? This lecture will introduce a scientifically validated and powerful practice that can help you cultivate a clear mind and a new way of relating to workplace stress. Mindfulness–the practice of open and nonjudgmental awareness in the present moment–is to the mind what physical exercise is to the body: a way to stay fit, flexible, and focused. Practiced broadly in traditional Buddhist meditation, mindfulness is now widely used in top organizations to help employees gain focus and reduce stress. This lecture will give you a chance to practice meditation, learn about the latest science on mindfulness, and get tools for incorporating mindfulness into your workday. Don't miss this opportunity to experience what mindfulness is all about, and to begin enjoying the benefits

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Sarah Roberts is the Assistant Director of the MindSpace Clinic and a licensed clinical psychologist. She obtained her PhD in psychology from the University of Quebec in Montreal in 2013, with a specialization in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). At MindSpace, Dr. Roberts provides individual psychotherapy, individual and group mindfulness training, and corporate mindfulness training. Dr. Roberts works with clients primarily in English.


Dr. Roberts has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 2009 and teaching at the MindSpace Clinic since 2012. In addition to regularly teaching the MindSpace 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, she frequently gives mindfulness lectures and professional trainings for corporate, academic, governmental, and healthcare organizations in Quebec (e.g., Robinson Sheppard Shapiro, PSB Boisjoli, Concordia University, Kahnawake Community Services).


Dr. Roberts is passionate about helping individuals and groups harness the transformative power of mindfulness. In her individual and corporate trainings, she provides accessible, skills- based tools for leading healthier, happier, and more engaged lives. Her approach is practical and compassionate, and her teachings are grounded in the science of mindfulness. Dr. Roberts has completed mindfulness training at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness, the Insight Meditation Society (Barre, MA), True North Insight, and the Quebec Vipassana Meditation Centre.
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