Burnout is now a recognised medical diagnosis and included in the World Health Organisation (WHO) International Classification of Diseases diagnostic manual. Burnout is a state of mental and physical exhaustion that can suck the joy out of your career, friendships, and family interactions. With the ever-increasing demands of work, family life, and relationships, and the looming realities of pandemic-living, it can be easy to feel stretched thin, depleted, and overloaded.
Our Founder and Managing Consultant, Ms. Makeda McKenzie, is supremely honoured to be hosting the next The University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre keynote presentation! On February 3rd we'll be joined by Ronald D. Siegel, PsyD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Siegel is an acclaimed author, teacher, and leader in the field of mind-body medicine and the application of mindfulness and compassion practices in psychotherapy and other fields. The Uni
I'm honoured for the invitation to contribute this article to the Trinidad and Tobago's Medical Association newsletter. A growing body of evidence suggests that mindfulness training is effective in reducing indicators of burnout, depression, anxiety, and stress and improving indicators of well-being, vigor, empathy, and stress-resilience. Having a mindfulness practice to draw on when things get tough can be a great tool to help you spot when overwhelm and challenging emotions
Last month I had the distinct honour of speaking at the 5th Convening of the Clinton Global Initiative Action Network for Post-Disaster Recovery as part of a panel discussing Innovative Approaches to Mental Resilience. Following the devastating 2017 hurricane season, local leaders from Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominica, and Antigua and Barbuda approached President Bill Clinton to help them build back better. In response, the Clinton Foundation launched the CGI A
Exactly one week ago I returned from Barbados, after being asked to present at the 3-day Mindful Living 2.0 mindfulness retreat and conference put on by Inspired Journeys out of Toronto, Canada and The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. of Barbados. This 3-day mindfulness summit featured an international panel of world-class speakers that explored the science and practice of mindfulness in the workplace, sport, and our communities. I presented on Day 1 on the subject Mindfuln