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The Morning Mindfulness Workshop Series!


The Morning Mindfulness Series will cover the topic of stressors in everyday life and stress responses. We walk you through an introduction to the use and implementation of a versatile tool meant to promote resilience, self-reflection and enhance mindfulness. We will use a publicly available online planner, “From Surviving the Thriving” (Great West Life Assurance Company, 2018) as a guide for building healthier stress responses. Each section of the planner promotes personal recognition of how we respond to stressors and adversity in everyday life and across the life course. When it comes to our mental health, we do not always get to choose our life experiences, or the situations we come across; however, can choose how we respond in the long run. Self-reflecting on our automatic, immediate and unplanned responses will help build our personal resilience and overall health and well-being.

Workshop Series: Morning Mindfulness: “Mind full or Mindful?”

Drs. Diana Singh and Jessica Rizk will discuss the topic of stressors and stress responses, including research that supports why it’s important to build healthier strategies.

Online Workshop Tool: THE PLANNER | "From Surviving to Thriving"

Great West Life | Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace 

(A resource developed in partnership with McMaster University)

FREE 1 Hour Sessions Starting Sunday May 3, 2020

 Every Sunday for six weeks (workshop is six sessions)

ABMF will post a pre-recorded remote workshop for public access and viewing.

Q & A Sessions: 1 Hour public Question and Answer forum 

(re: each session of the workshop) 

Starting Saturday May 9, 2020 (12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT) 

Dr. Diana Singh and Dr. Jessica Rizk will co-host a drop-in question and answer/work period to discuss or address questions from the workshop content.

 Program Delivery Dates & Times:

Workshop 1

May 3, 2020 - Recognizing your Personal and Automatic Response to Stressors

May 9th, 2020 – Q & A (12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT)

Workshop 2

May 10, 2020 - Choosing Healthier Strategies

May 16th, 2020 – Q & A (12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT)

Workshop 3

May 17th, 2020 - Recognizing and Exploring your Current Stressors

May 23rd, 2020 – Q & A (12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT)

Workshop 4

May 24th, 2020 - Balancing your Support Network

May 30th, 2020 – Q & A (12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT)

Workshop 5

May 31st , 2020 - Examining Options and Making Good Decisions

June 6th, 2020 – Q & A (12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT)

Workshop 6

June 7th, 2020 - Committing to Thriving

June 13th, 2020 – Q & A (12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT)



Dr. Diana Singh is a postdoctoral research fellow at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. She is a mental health researcher who specializes in emotional labour and work stress. She is currently working on various projects that centre around emotional resiliency and psychological distress amongst service workers.

Dr. Jessica Rizk is a researcher at the Higher Education Quality Council of Canada, and an Ontario-Certified teacher. She specializes in the area of education, digital technology, and social inequality. Her research has examined the integration of educational technology in classrooms among Ontario students (K-12), and its impact on student engagement and student well-being. She also has research interest in the area of mental health and education and has recently joined the ABMF team.


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