Mindfulness in Medical Training

Mindfullness/Wellness Apps

Naturespace: Relax Meditate Escape Sleep with 3D Sound (free)

Naturespace's app contains high quality 3D sound recordings to assist with relaxing, rejuvenating, and meditating. This free app contains 6 free sounds, no ads, and a vast catalog to choose from make it easy.

Headspace (free)

This app can assist the user in kickstarting their meditation practice with a starter program that runs for 10 minutes a day for 10 days. The comprehensive guided meditation sessions offer clear and straight-forward mindfulness instruction for beginners, who can continue to access hours of videos and audio meditations by subscribing for a low monthly fee.

The Mindfulness App ($1.99)

The mindfulness app is designed for those who find it hard to stick to the practice of meditation by providing the user with a little nudge to help them stick to the routine. The biggest perk is that you can set alerts to remind you to stop and meditate at a particular time or day of the week, or even when you enter a certain location.

Buddhify ($2.99)

Practical, playful, and well-designed, this app increases your wellbeing by teaching you mindfulness-based meditation on the go. So whether you're walking, on the train, at the gym or at home, buddhify trains your mind in a way that works for you. Choice of 32 meditation tracks at a varient of lengths that allows you to 'check-in' to measure your progress. 

Mindfulness Links 

Audio Resources 

Meditation and Mindfulness Classes  

Mindfulness - Prof. Mark Williams Lecture

Professor Mark Williams from Oxford University delivers a lecture to the public about the science of mindfulness. 

MBSR: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Courses at UHN

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at Toronto General Hospital is an eight-week course offered to patients, family members, and staff who are experiencing a wide variety of symptoms, which cause life distress. Details include:

Location: Toronto General Hospital (The MBSR Clinic)
Time: Monday morning, Monday afternoon, or Wednesday evening
Instructors: Dr. Susan Abbey and Sarah Greenwood, RN, BScN
Cost: $75.00 

The Mindfulness Clinic

The Mindfulness Clinic has both a class and a one-day retreat, free of charge. The Meet, Eat, Sit is a free lunchtime meditation that is 1.5 hours in length; 45-minutes is devoted to a meditation. For the Meet, Eat, Sit meditation, bring your own lunch. The Clinic also has a free one-day retreat, with guided sitting and walking meditations.

Centre for Mindfulness Studies

The centre for Mindfulness Studies offers Mindfulness courses, workshops, and retreats for both personal and professional development and offer MBCT programs for people who are coping with Depression and Anxiety or are in remission. Our winter courses include 

Online Meditation Sessions

UCLA Semel Institute: Online Mindfulness Class

The online course can be accessed from anywhere in the world. You can work at your own pace during this 6 week course. The online course is pre-recorded. Participants will have access to audio and video materials as well as the opportunity to participate in a weekly live chat with one of the instructors and other participants. 

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (Insight Meditation Center)

This course is based on Gil Fronsdal's six-week Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation class. It's supplemented with written material, exercises, and reflections for bringing the practice into daily life. Ines Freedman, as the online teacher for the course, provides further teachings.

Mindfulness Meditation: Free Six-Week Online Introductory Course

The six-week online course is delivered in six weekly units of online instruction on the theory and practice of meditation. The course also includes daily meditation practices with audio/video-guided instruction and an internet forum for interaction with the instructor and other students. Although the cost of the course is free, donations to a non-profit organization, such as Vipassana Hawaii or Doctors without Borders, would be appreciated.

Last modified: May 28, 2014
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