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Erin McCarthy, PhD. is a professor, speaker, author, coach and mindfulness teacher. A long time meditator, Erin came to teach mindfulness and mindful self-compassion through her interest in and scholarship on Contemplative Education, and seeing the difference it makes for her university students. A trained teacher in these modalities, she has taught courses locally, including for Federal Government employees, and been invited to give workshops and lectures at home and abroad. She has a special passion for how mindfulness helps in parenting; supports education at all levels; and advances social justice. Erin is continually inspired by the transformations that various approaches to mindfulness afford their practitioners…herself included! For more about Erin, read here.
Scheherzade is the Founder of INNERSPACE, a mindfulness teacher, speaker and activist. She is passionate about mindfulness and compassion practice for better living, leadership, and a peaceful healthy planet. She has attended and completed a range of mindfulness training, including professional mindfulness training for executives, and she is a trained teacher from the University of California (San Diego) Centre for Mindfulness Studies. A former Government of Canada strategist, she now serves as Mindfulness/Wellbeing Expert on the Advisory Group for the APEX (Association of Public Sector Executives) Leadership Symposium, and she also supports mindfulness in the House of Commons. Her INNERSPACE annual Peace Day mass mindfulness meditation on Parliament Hill is attended by thousands. Having herself suffered from brain injury and serious illness, she also works to support rebooting after those inevitable setbacks.
Karen is a faculty member at The Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto and she facilitates 8-week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy groups for treating recurrent depression and anxiety here in Ottawa. She has attended and completed a range of mindfulness training, including residential meditation retreats, professional mindfulness training for health practitioners, and holds a certificate in MBCT facilitation from the Centre for Mindfulness Studies and the Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at University of Toronto. Karen is also an instructor in the social work program at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.