Keyano College in Fort Mac providing mindfulness training to all faculty, staff, and students

Posted on February 28th, 2017

On February 27, 2017, Keyano College announced it is offering online mindfulness training to all faculty, staff and students to support mental health, improve resilience and increase performance. On March 6, 5000 members of the Keyano community will be invited to start the evidence-based 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge.

“It’s a dynamic, face-paced environment at Keyano College so we want to support our community as much as possible, especially as we approach the one year anniversary of the fire,” said Debbie O’Halloran, Chair, Counselling & Accessibility Services. “We’re pleased to bring the benefits of mindfulness the College and it dovetails nicely with our ongoing commitment to support our people – staff and students.”

“Just last week, we opened a relaxation room.  It is a place where people can take a break from the pressures to reconnect with themselves and put things into perspective” O’Halloran continued.   “We have already had people use the room to meditate and just breathe.”

The 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge has been used at the Mental Health Commission of Canada, UBC, WestJet, Coca-Cola, Harvard Law School and more because it’s proven by Sauder School of Business to lower stress, increase resilience, improve teamwork, and strengthen leadership skills. The Challenge also teaches ‘mindfulness-in-action’ so people don’t need to stop what they are doing to become calmer, present and focused.

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