Mindfulness Program

Since 2009, the Canmore & Area Health Care Foundation has funded Mindfulness Programs every Spring and Fall. The programs introduce individuals to meditation and yoga to help one manage everyday stressors and improve their overall health. Benefits may include improved sleep, decreased stress, enhanced ability to cope with pain, reduction in the use of medication, an improved immune system and less anxiety. Recent research also demonstrates mindfulness meditation helps with relapse prevention in depression. The mindfulness practice helps one become more accepting, less judgmental, and kind towards themselves and others. Participants report becoming truly aware of their state and embracing the events in their lives that they take better care of themselves.

This is by far one of the most popular programs offered at the Canmore General Hosptial. The programs are open to anyone in the community, including healthcare staff.