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PRESENT MOMENT

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Helping people discover their strengths and potential through mindfulness

RACHAEL CROWDER PHD RSW

Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Teaching, and Professional Training

Rustico - Prince Edward Island - Canada

 

MINDFULNESS FOR
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Programs and workshops to cultivate the resilience and wellbeing of 'helping professionals' - social workers, mental health therapists, nurses, doctors,  first responders, teachers, etc.

Workshops focus on the present moment benefits of mindfulness in our personal and professional life, including emotional regulation, resilience, and self-care. Half- and full-day workshops, multiple-day or weekly programs, on-site or on-line, can be tailored to your specific organizational need.

AUDIO MEDITATIONS

Free to use and share

Meditations, guided visualizations, gentle stretching

DAY OF MINDFULNESS

A day away in silence
is a beautiful gift to yourself.

A Day of Mindfulness is six hours of guided meditation and gentle mindful body movement, surrounded by a supportive community of practitioners in the beautiful setting of

the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta.

Next DOM: Saturday 23 February 2019

 

For more details about the DOM and to register, click the button below

INSIGHT MEDITATION LETHBRIDGE

Sangha = Community

Please join us for a half-hour guided meditation

followed by discussion. Drop-in, by donation.

Tuesday evening 7-8:30pm

and

Thursday morning 7:30 -8:30 am

Spirit in Motion Yoga Studio

Community of Christ Church

425 11th Street S., Lethbridge AB

Find our sangha on Meetup.com

ABOUT

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I have always been a contemplative, as early as I can remember. I practice and teach insight (vipassana) meditation and have studied with many excellent Buddhist teachers since my formal mindfulness teacher training in 2006 with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with Dr. Zindel Segal.

 

I adhere to the good practice guidelines set out by the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers. I have taught: an average of 3 MBSR/MBCT courses in the community per year since 2006; meditation classes and numerous Day of Mindfulness events at the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta; mindfulness meditation and counselling theory to undergraduate and graduate social work students; mindfulness teacher training and supervision; in-person and on-line workshops and guided retreats to helping professionals. I lived in Lethbridge 2009-2019 as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University in Calgary. I am currently the Executive Director of the PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre in Charlottetown.

With the cultivation of mindfulness comes joy, gratitude, compassion, and a dedication to being present in the moment.  Mindfulness helps us learn how to respond wisely to whatever happens in our life, so we gain freedom from our habitual patterns that lead to suffering. These values inform and guide my teaching, which is focused on helping my students better connect to themselves, their communities, and to the planet. May all beings be well.

 

With kindness, Rachael

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. - HH The Dalai Lama

 

CONTACT PRESENT MOMENT

Contact me to find out more about mindfulness and how it can benefit your life.