MBGR: Mindfulness Based Grief Recovery

=Mindful Communication+Emotional Intelligence+Grief Recovery Training

Mindfulness practice can be learned with training and allows people to be fully engaged in the present moment/task at hand. Mindful Communication allows us to understand our own, and other peoples’ verbal and non-verbal communication styles to allow us to interact with one another kindly and compassionately. This course will look at facial and body expressions to help understand the different patterns of expression to manage our interactions with ourselves (our inner-voice) and our outward interactions with others. There will be information to read, videos to watch and fun sharing of all of it so we can grow together in meaningful ways that shape our lives positively both personally and professionally.

Now, have you heard of Emotional Intelligence(EI)? Did you know that companies have been studied to show that EI improves the ability to understand, use, and manage emotions in positive ways and can allow people to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and manage/decrease conflict? Developing Emotional intelligence helps build stronger relationships, create success at school and work, and advance career and personal goals. It can also help people connect with feelings, turn intention into action, and make informed decisions about what matters most to themselves. This can be learned. Many people have started sharing the insights from the awareness of EI in the past several years and here I will be sharing the most useful details for you to apply easily and with humour too!

Mindful Communication can be applied to support the development of Emotional Intelligence(EI) far beyond EI training alone. Why? Just understanding and managing emotions is not sufficient for people to mindfully apply the learning gained, whereas mindfulness training can help people overcome long-lasting patterns of brain-activity that will continue to manifest in particular (remembered/re-lived) experiences of threat/fear/anxiety/frustration.

Now how about utilizing EI and Mindfulness to the area of life that people often neglect the most and which is particularly noticeable in our homes and societies today – grief?! In the Grief Recovery approach, any situation that creates a conflicting emotion within an individual (like starting a new job which can be both exciting and anxiety-producing at the same time) is termed a “grief.”

Today, people are handling job losses/changes, decreased interaction with familiar friends and family, the awareness of a pandemic that has already taken too many lives, and an overall unsettled feeling about what the future may bring. All of these are experiences of grief. Of course, the death of a loved one or divorce are familiar grief experiences that are also continuing to add to the growing collective grief in our homes and workplaces.

This unique course combines learning from each of these perspectives to equip you individually or your group/company collectively, to increase resilience and manage daily stress and grief experiences. This results in better mental, emotional and physical health. Training people to develop improved awareness and compassion for the self, fosters the same towards others. This creates healthier work and home environments, and a cooperative alignment with individual/company goals and targets.

There are so many grievers in our society. It’s time to acknowledge and help individuals and businesses that are feeling the emotion that is least-frequently discussed. We do not need to see increased absences from work (from emotional breakdowns), more trips to doctors, or more family breakdowns to know that this is our current direction.

If you would like to stop and change this direction for yourself or your workplace, contact 416-920-8975 or email hanifahelps@gmail.com to learn more information about this practical program that will help improve resilience through our current times, and equip you with tools for life to help reach your individual and professional goals. Training, printable materials for review and reminders, and shared sessions with instructor all provided with registration.

6-week (1 hour per week) online training program with additional, weekly 30 minute zoom meetings for personal discussion between instructor and fellow learners begins in September and space is limited so do secure your spot by calling/emailing with the words “MBGR Training” in the subject of your email or message in voicemail.

  • Cost: $300 per person until Sept 1, 2020.
  • $400 per person if registering after Sept 1, 2020.

Course details will be emailed to participants upon registration.

Please call 416-920-8975 if you have any questions before registering.

Optimistically Yours,

Hanifa Menen


Published by Hanifa Menen, BSc (Spec. in Neuropsychology); former Naturopathic Doctor (21 years practice). Educator in Mindfulness/Meditation, Grief Recovery and Brain Re-Training Guide; Raising Consciousness for Improved Heart and Brain Health.

I am a compassionate Educator, Speaker, Meditation/Mindfulness and Grief Recovery Coach with a strong interest in helping people heal their heart and memory function. This can lead to changes in sleep, lack of focus, mental restlessness and blood pressure changes. I love to empower my clients to recognize how emotions, nutrition and exercise all contribute to memory, heart health, and immune function. I also teach Conscious communication skills for people to apply in their personal and professional relationships. Empowering individuals and businesses to achieve heart-centred conscious action in areas that matter.

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