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Top 5 ways mindfulness helps those suffering from addiction and their families

Updated: Oct 2, 2018

Geri Bemister, Professor, Behavioural Scientist, and Chair of the BC Centre of Substance Abuse Working Group, joined MWU for a live webinar on ways mindfulness helps those suffering from addiction and their families. Watch the webinar to learn more about the key benefits of mindfulness, including:

1. Lowers anxiety and stress

2. Improves mood and sense of wellbeing

3. Helps us stay in the present moment

4. Increases awareness

5. Helps to lower harsh judgements of others and ourselves


30 Day Mindfulness Challenge

The evidence-based 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge is an online training that's just 5-10 minutes a day and proven by university researchers to do below. Learn more here:


Take 5

Take 5 is the core mindfulness-in-action practice taught in the online 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge. It can be used in the middle of whatever is going on – conversation, meeting, or presentation to help make mindfulness a habit. Listen to the recording or download the infographic so you can practice Take 5 anywhere at anytime.


Upcoming Webinars

MindWell-U hosts free live webinars on a monthly basis with a variety of experts and topics. Visit our webinars page to stay up to date on new webinar topics, including:

How to Have Better Sex with Mindfulness

June 19, 2018  1:00 to 2:00 pm ET

Join acclaimed psychologist, sex researcher and Canada Research Chair in Women's Sexual Health, Dr. Lori A. Brotto, in this must-not-miss live webinar on:

  • Why mindfulness improves desire, arousal, & satisfaction inside & outside the bedroom.

  • How mindfulness helps cultivate more exciting, fulfilling sexual experiences.

  • Easy, effective mindfulness exercises that increase desire & sexual enjoyment starting today.

Register Now

Tangible Tips: How Mindfulness Can Boost Your Performance

July 11, 2018  1:00 to 2:00 pm ET

Sales and marketing expert turned mindfulness instructor Hersh Forman will share how mindfulness is a ‘secret weapon’ when it comes to performance whether it’s at work, in the home or on the sports court. Hersh will teach participants how to use mindfulness to:

  • Be more aware of strengths and weaknesses

  • Accomplish tasks more quickly and efficiently

  • Respond instead of react to stressful situations

  • Communicate better to minimize conflict

  • Experience more joy along the way!

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