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Connect with your body, relax your mind, and discover tools for bringing more calm and ease into your life.
What is Mindfulness Meditation?
Mindfulness Meditation is a free drop-in class open to SFU students, faculty, and staff. Monday sessions are geared towards self-compassion, with Wednesday and Friday sessions being a regular mindfulness practices.
Each session includes mindfulness practices, information on habits of mind, and the opportunity for a brief discussion.
Note: Monday and Wednesday are on Zoom, while Fridays are in person on the Burnaby Campus during Summer term.
Do I need previous experience?
No previous experience is necessary.
How does it work?
Each session includes mindfulness practice, information on habits of mind, and the opportunity for a brief discussion about the practice. Mondays' sessions are focused on self-compassion.
Fall: Sept 11 to Dec 13
- Mondays 12:30 to 1:00pm | Self-Compassion | Zoom
- Wednesdays 12:30 to 1:00pm | Mindfulness | Zoom
Drop-ins are not in session during stat holidays.
Beth is a Registered Clinical Counsellor working within a client centered, intersectionality framework. She appreciates that students are busy, often overwhelmed and lead lives outside the confines of being a student. Beth’s life experience as a yoga and meditation instructor, group facilitator and graduate student inform her in her counselling work. She strives to support the development of insight, strategies and tools to assist students in reaching their counselling and broader life goals. Beth is a certified EMDR therapist with experience in supporting clients through issues related to trauma history, self-esteem, stress, anxiety and low mood.
Sarah is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a MA degree in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University. Sarah is committed to providing her clients with a collaborative, safe and nurturing space that honors their unique experiences, culture, histories, and identity. Sarah is passionate about helping her clients recognize their personal strengths, cultivate a more compassionate relationship with themselves, and develop key skills and strategies that will help them address their concerns and move towards their unique personal goals.
Shahla Jalali Mazlouman
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Shahla is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, with a lived experience as an immigrant, an international student and is a Persian-Canadian. She graduated with a MA degree in Counselling Psychology from University of British Columbia. Shahla provides counselling in both English and Farsi, and works from a humanistic, attachment and emotion focused lens. As a therapist, Shahla strives to provide a warm, inviting, and safe environment. She is trained in EMDR, Mindfulness, and CBT techniques and helps clients in rediscovering and rebuilding those parts that may have been lost or bent as a result of traumatic incidents in life. She is passionate about animal assisted therapy. She spends her time out of office training her beloved dog, Eva—a Bernes Mountain dog mix—to join her in her practice. Shahla believes that animal assisted therapy can greatly help with individual’s engagement in therapy and facilitate healing from traumatic events. Shahla is very excited to invite Eva to join the therapeutic experience of individuals who are comfortable to have a canine presence in their session.