How well do you really know yourself? What is guiding your responses to life's stressors and what is holding you back from feeling well physically and emotionally?
These were questions I didn't really ask myself until I discovered mindfulness. Like many, I didn't fully listen to my body and its subtle messages. I have lived a full life, as an immigrant, trauma survivor, mother, wife and a corporate employee for close to 20 years. Mindfulness gave me insight into my coping strategies in response to stress and trauma and it helped me to make self-care a priority. As I settled into stillness and listened, deeper questions and answers also started to emerge.
Why am I here? What really has meaning and value to me? What happens when I'm gone? How can I best take care of myself? What is my life's work?
I combine 20 years of corporate experience with my formal training as a mindfulness instructor. For the past six years I have been leading mindfulness workshops and weekly sessions both in the workplace and in the community. My specialty is nurturing small supportive groups that allow each individual to be heard and seen. Together we discover the inner resources that allow us to step into our full power and potential.
I am currently enrolled in Integrated Learning Design Program at the University of the Fraser Valley with a goal to develop a course that combines mindfulness with pain education for people living with chronic pain.
The Quiet Power
I didn’t die. I didn’t turn to dust.
Instead I chopped vegetables,
and made a calm lake in me
where the water was clear and sourced and still.
And when the ones I loved came to it,
I had something to give them, and
it offered them a soft road out of pain.
I became beloved.
And I came to know that this was it.
The quiet power.
I could give something mighty, lasting,
that stopped the wheel of chaos,
by tending to the river inside,
keeping the water rich and deep,
keeping a bench for you to visit.
– Tara Mohr
Education and Certifications
University of Fredericton - Advanced Certificate in Workplace Psychological Health and Safety
University of the Fraser Valley - Graduate Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning
Centre for Mindfulness Studies Toronto - MBSR Instructor Certification
Pain BC - Pain Foundations for Allied Health Providers
The Calm Monkey - Workplace Mindfulness Facilitator Certification