Sarah and her colleague Nicole Adams, Research Co-ordinator from Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care shared their research during a Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Lunch and Learn event. During the session, Sarah led attendees through brief mindfulness practice and her efforts to put us all at ease and make the practice accessible for everyone were felt immediately when she said, “one of the first steps to build mindfulness is attention. Noticing when you are distracted is building the muscle of mindfulness.” There is no one right way to practice mindfulness and it is something we should all work towards incorporating before stressful times cause overwhelm and burnout. In 2020, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic placed added demands on healthcare workers and their ability to manage stress. Seeing this need, Sarah secured National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) COVID-19 Accelerated Rapid Funding and worked with Adams and other colleagues at Waypoint to examine the efficacy of a brief mindfulness program on healthcare workers burnout and well-being.
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