Kamini Kalia (October 19)

RN, MScN, CPMHN(C); Manager, Interprofessional Practice and Education

Presenting on: Tuesday October 19

Session Title: Enhancing Resilience and Reducing Burnout: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Nurses

Session Description: This virtual workshop is intended for healthcare providers, educators, students, and leaders looking to learn more about the evidence-based practices of mindfulness and self-compassion to reduce stress and increase emotional resilience for the workplace. Research regarding mindfulness-based practices and self-compassion techniques will be shared with participants, followed by interactive discussions and journaling exercises via the videoconferencing platform. Participants will be led through a number of techniques by an experienced nurse and yoga teacher, as well as learn about other digital health tools and resources for developing one’s own consistent and accessible practice.  No prerequisites or experience is required. Participants will require a pen, journal, and chair or meditation cushion.

Learning Objectives:

1.Learn about the benefits of mindfulness and self-compassion for individuals, relationships, and healthcare.
2.Be guided through self-reflective exercises and discussions with others about self-care and wellness.
3.Explore and practice different techniques and tools for emotional resilience and for managing stress in the workplace.

Speaker Biography: Kamini (Kama) is currently the Manager for Interprofessional Practice and Education at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. Previous to her current position she has worked in various nursing and leadership roles in mental health settings in Toronto, London & St. Thomas, Ontario.  She holds an Adjunct Assistant professor position in the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing at Western University, as well as an Adjunct Clinical Appointment in the Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto.