Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation is a free drop-in class open to SFU students, faculty, and staff

Connect with your body, relax your mind, and discover tools for bringing more calm and ease into your life. Each session includes mindfulness practice, information on habits of mind, and the opportunity for a brief discussion about the practice.

No previous experience is necessary.

We are currently offering Mindfulness Meditation drop-ins through Zoom. The times of the offerings can be found below. Please select the "Join Zoom session now" button between two and five minutes before the session is scheduled to begin, and ensure your microphone remains muted once you have successfully joined the meeting. Sessions begin promptly at 12:30pm.

We look forward to practicing with you!

Drop in - no registration required.

For more information, please contact Sarah Parkes (Vancouver) at sacomin@sfu.ca.

About the Facilitators

Beth Triano

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 Parkes

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.

Donna Hutchinson

Donna is in her final year of studies at SFU towards becoming a counselling psychologist. She has worked in the field of health and wellness for over 30 years and co-owns a private fitness studio in Surrey with her wife.

Schedule

Monday Mindfulness Based

Self-Compassion

DATE

Every Monday

TIME

12:30 to 1:00pm

LOCATION

Online via Zoom

Meeting ID: 329 722 833

Password: present

Wednesday Mindfulness 

 

DATE

Every Wednesday

TIME

12:30 to 1:00pm

LOCATION

Online via Zoom

Meeting ID: 329 722 833

Password: present

Friday Mindfulness

 

DATE

Every Friday

TIME

12:30 to 1:00pm

LOCATION

Online via Zoom

Meeting ID: 329 722 833

Password: present

By clicking on the Zoom link and joining Mindfulness Meditation, I am consenting to the following:

  • I am aware that this session is not counselling.

  • I acknowledge that I can find SFU counselling resources, as well as external resources at www.sfu.ca/students/health/ and can access this information, on my own, at any time. 

  • I am aware that I can also speak to the facilitator(s) at the end of the session or at the start of the next session in order to obtain recommendations for additional mental health resources. 

  • I understand that my attendance will be used to track participation in group offerings by SFU’s Health and Counselling Services.

  • I am committed to honouring confidentiality: what happens in the group stays in the group. I will not speak about who attends this group or the experiences others share in the group and will act within reasonable expectations to maintain the confidentiality of all group participants.

  • For confidentiality reasons, I will display whatever name on Zoom I am comfortable sharing with others (i.e. omit last name if preferred) and will add my pronouns should I wish.