Mindfulness Is The New Black
In this online course, we will delve into the science behind stress and the difference between acute and chronic stress and effects on the body and brain. We will discuss the difference between a Stress Response versus a Stress Reaction, what it means and which one is better. The science backing Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) will be discussed including tools taught in MBSR that can help the healthcare provider combat day to day stress in both our personal and professional lives.
- Define and outline the difference between chronic and acute stress and effects of stress on the body and brain
- Differentiate between a stress response versus a stress reaction
- Define MBSR and how tools taught in MBSR can help manage and cope with stress
About the Instructor: Dr. Sally Safa
Dr. Sally Safa is a board-certified Periodontist. She is an alumnus of the University of Toronto where she maintains a teaching position as a clinical instructor. She maintains a private practice in North York where she enjoys all aspects of Periodontal and Implant related patient care.
She is also a passionate advocate of wellness for healthcare providers. We don’t talk enough about healing the healer. It is often challenging to find a balance that allows for personal contentment and professional gratification. Dr’s Safa’s Masters research was in the field of Psychoneuroimmunology, understanding the effects of stress on the body. This background combined with her personal experience with stress and anxiety and using Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to cope, led her to become a speaker on the topic.
With humour and enthusiasm, she shares this knowledge with audiences of all healthcare backgrounds.
Course Material included in this course
Welcome and Slides
What Stresses You Out?
Psychoneuroimmunology and Stress Responses vs Reactions