SMART Summer Reset
(Stress Management and Resiliency Techniques)
4-week session in mindfulness

SMART Summer Reset is offered as an opportunity to experience calming techniques to ease your mind and body. Experience components of the evidence-based SMART training (more information HERE: https://mindfulnesseveryday.org/smart.html) and begin development of your mindfulness toolbox.

Over a four-week period, we will explore themes of mind-body connection, stress management techniques, gratitude, emotion awareness, and self-compassion in 2-hour sessions designed to cultivate thought-provoking dialogue and a sense of community. We invite you to use this forum to begin a regular mindfulness practice using the skills acquired in each class.

Dates: Weekly on Mondays June 6, 13, 20, 27 | 7-9 PM
Location: Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre, Oakville
Fee: $225

Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre is a registered Canadian charity located in Oakville Ontario. The barn gallery and 1827 house and studio is situated on a 12-acre, 20,000-year old valley. It is a cheerful and welcoming sanctuary from urban life, where those who love art and nature come together to create, learn and grow. 
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Description

In-person on location to help you develop inner strength and resilience to address the specific needs and challenges of life. SMART Summer Reset is a secular, non-clinical program, delivered by accredited facilitators. No experience necessary to feel the health benefits of this uplifting and creative short program.

Experience:

  • Pampering yourself with presence, kindness, and compassion
  • Authentic connection with like-minded individuals
  • Mindful walking in nature
  • Practice-based activities exploring emotions, self-compassion, kindness to ourselves and others
  • Soothing techniques to ease anxiety and stress in the body and mind

For more information, Deb Taylor deb.taylor@mindfulnesseveryday.org

Meet The Program Facilitators

Deb Taylor, HBA, HBEd
SMART Facilitator / MYndful Movement Director, YTT200

It is in gratitude that Deb Taylor links arms with the Mindfulness Everyday team as a facilitator of the SMART Program. Deb’s mission: to share these beneficial mind-body techniques for greater ease in work and home life. Her own life-changing experiences in mindfulness practices and mindful self-compassion as both an educator and parent has helped Deb relate to her colleagues, friends, and family in new and more meaningful ways.

In addition to being a MYndful Movement Program™ international keynote speaker and curriculum writer, Deb is a primary, intermediate and senior-level teacher, and professional development instructor with more than 20-years of experience in and outside of the classroom. She has specialized training in trauma-informed mindfulness for adults and children. Supporting educators as a SMART facilitator at the beautiful Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre in the Halton Region brings Deb great joy.

Christie Hutchison, B.A. (Hons.), M.A., B.Ed.
SMART Facilitator / Associate Mindfulness Teacher

Before retiring from a 30-year career with Peel District School Board primarily as a consultant/resource teacher in Special Education, Christy began an open-hearted and open-minded journey into the practices of Mindfulness and Mindful Meditation. Working in complex and highly stressful situations she was struck and moved by the chronic levels of stress that these situations caused others and herself, stress that often resulted in compromised physical and emotional well-being. 

This journey led her to certifications​ as an Applied Mindfulness Meditation Specialist through University of Toronto (Factor-Inwentash) as well as facilitator certification with Mindfulness without Borders. She is passionate about the work of Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer having completed the Mindful Self-Compassion program. Most recently she has completed her training as a facilitator for smartEducation™ (Stress Management and Resiliency Techniques) with the Mindfulness Everyday community.

Most recently Christy can be found deepening her own practice, facilitating groups of educators in Peel District Schools, co-facilitating Wellness retreats, and providing individual and group coaching to those wishing to integrate Mindfulness into their lives. Christy believes that each moment of presence, whether challenging or joyful is a gift to be explored and cherished.