Mindfulness meditation course designed to help cope with pandemic stress

A person in meditation pose

A new course in mindfulness with specific focus on the pandemic will be offered by the York University Psychology Clinic beginning Sept. 29.

“Recovering from COVID with Mindfulness” will explore how pandemics involve global grief and uncertainty. Whether suffering infection, loss or restriction, many have been
stressed and lessened by factors beyond control.

Mindfulness provides ways of making peace with body and mind – and gathering strength for what lies ahead. Strong evidence supports beneficial effects on the immune system.

In the 10-session mindfulness meditation group, participants will be trained in shamatha, vipassana and loving kindness methods guided by neuroscience and clinical science.

The program will run weekly on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 29, and weekly on Wednesdays from 12 to 1 p.m. beginning Sept. 30. It runs in a virtual format.

Visit yupc.info.yorku.ca/group-programs for information and registration forms. Completed registration forms should be sent to yupc@yorku.ca.