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Come to your Senses: A Day to Practice Deep Mindfulness (Online)

June 19, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC-6

An Alive Mindfully Course with Maureen Smith & Dean Nicholson
June 19, 2021
9:00am-4:00pm MDT

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Alive Mindfully

Life is busy.  Every day your senses are bombarded with a constant stream of incoming data as you face the demands of work, family, finances and health.  While navigating through life’s daily challenges it can be difficult to pause and take a breath, to smell the roses, to rest in the moment.  Join this one day online retreat and develop deep mindfulness practices to stay grounded in the midst of life’s busyness.

We are delighted to share this course that is being offered in collaboration with our friends at Alive Mindfully. 

Come to your Senses - Clear Sky Center

Whether you work in the healthcare field or the business world. 

Whether you are self-employed or work in a large organization. 

Whether you are part of a family or are living alone. 

If you want to learn skills to be sustained and nurtured in the work you do, this one day, 7 hour online retreat is for you.  In one day you will learn how to release tension in your system and gain calm through focused concentration.

A Day to Practice Deep Mindfulness - Clear Sky Center

Course Details

What you can expect

In this course you will:

  1. Learn ancient and effective practices that use the senses of taste, touch, sight and sound to develop calm and focus.  These are practices you can use anywhere to tune into your senses and develop Deep Mindfulness.

  2. Practice with others who share similar concerns and challenges and who also want to stay centered within themselves.

  3. Become more aware of how to maintain health and wellbeing in yourself even in the midst of life’s busyness.


Meet your Teachers

Alive Mindfully
Maureen Smith- Clear Sky Center

Maureen Smith

A Registered Clinical Social Worker, Maureen has been a Mental Health and Substance Use Counsellor for over 9 years and previously worked in Hospice and Palliative Care.   She is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) facilitator and meditation teacher.

Since 2005, Maureen has been a resident and co-manager of the Clear Sky Retreat Center.  For over 20 years Maureen has been studying meditation and mindfulness with awakening masters Doug Duncan Sensei and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei.   Maureen gets excited finding ways to blend her spiritual and professional work life in a delicately woven tapestry.  Her life’s purpose is exploring consciousness and gaining wisdom into human nature in order to support people to grow into fully developed human beings. 

During her time-out relaxation moments, Maureen enjoys gazing at the sky through leaves on tree branches, hiking, creating art and reading.

Dean Nicholson

Dean has a Masters in Counselling Psychology.  He is the Executive Director of East Kootenay Addiction Services Society with over 30 years clinical counselling experience in health care.  Dean has facilitated hundreds of therapy groups, is an educator and popular speaker.   He has also conducted cutting edge research on substance use and trauma, and has presented at national and international conferences. 

A meditation practitioner and resident at the Clear Sky Meditation Center, Dean is a student of Doug Duncan Sensei and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei. Dean actively lives the healing practices he teaches his clients.

For fun Dean enjoys music, film and literature, and exploring the natural history of the East Kootenay area.

Course Details

  • Location: Online (Zoom)
  • Date: June 19, 2021
  • Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm MT
  • Cost: $100 CAD 
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June 19, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC-6
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