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Online Mindfulness Workshop Series
Please be advised that this workshop series is now at capacity, and online registration is closed. If you would like your name added to a waitlist, please click here.

Mindfulness practice is widely used in both the medical and mental health fields for its proven effectiveness in helping people manage chronic health issues and stress, while improving both physical and mental wellbeing. This 8-part online workshop series, based on well-researched programs, will teach you about mindfulness, various ways to practice it, and how to make it a part of your daily life.

Sessions will be led by Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) counsellor, Dr. Judy Zhu. Judy is a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and registered clinical counsellor who uses mindfulness-based therapy to support people affected by Parkinson's disease. She has been practicing Zen mindfulness meditation for over 10 years, and has led many mindfulness groups.

This series will run as a cohort, with a 90-minute online workshop running every two weeks beginning Monday, March 23. Each session will focus on a new mindfulness practice topic, and include a discussion period, guided meditation practice, and a Q&A. To maximize benefit from the program, we ask registrants to commit to attending each webinar session, complete the assigned reading materials and audio-video resources before each session, and adopt a daily mindfulness practice on your own.

Topics will include:

  • The brain and mind
  • Befriending your body
  • Loving-kindness and acceptance
  • Managing difficult emotions and stress
  • Dealing with Parkinson's symptoms
  • Mindfulness in caring and communication
Facilitator: Dr. Judy Zhu
Date: Mondays: March 23, April 6 & 20, May 4 & 25, June 8 & 22, July 6
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Capacity: 30
Fees: PSBC Member: $40 | Non-member: $50


Please note: In the "Participant Information" section of this event registration form, you will be asked for your "Registration Type". The information collected here will provide a better understanding of the Parkinson's communities in which we serve, as well as improve our advocacy efforts on behalf of those living with Parkinson's disease. If you have any concerns with regard to the collection of this information, please contact us.

Important: If you will be watching a presentation with a partner or group,
only one registration is required. Instructions on how to access the webinar will be sent in an email following your registration, and in a reminder approximately 24 hours before the webinar's start time.
Did you know that attending just two education events per year, or one event as a couple/pair, can cover the cost of a membership with Parkinson Society BC?

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