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Discover Falling Awake

Mindfulness Instruction with Karen Waddell

Discover Falling Awake

Mindfulness Instruction with Karen Waddell

About me

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Every moment is a perfect moment

to bring awareness to what is

unfolding and thereby

grow and heal.

/ JON KABAT-ZINN /

Berry Branches

Every moment is a perfect moment

to bring awareness to what is

unfolding and thereby

grow and heal.

/ JON KABAT-ZINN /

Mountain Landscape

My passion for wanting to share mindfulness meditation with others grew from my own personal journey of healing, I knew I had to investigate and nurture this practice further and eventually teach MBSR. I am continually in awe of the healing power that resides within each and every person. It is an honour and privilege to companion people on their healing journey”.

Education & Certification

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Brown University


 

University of Masseschusets


 

Center for Mindfulness


 

Complete Trauma Training

 

Conrad Orebel and University of Waterloo Conflict Management

Affiliations

CAMH

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My passion for wanting to share mindfulness meditation with others grew from my own personal journey of healing, I knew I had to investigate and nurture this practice further and eventually teach MBSR. I am continually in awe of the healing power that resides within each and every person. It is an honour and privilege to companion people on their healing journey”.

MBSR

I felt very safe and supported in this class. It was obvious Karen cared deeply about the participants experience and progress. Karen is living the practice and it shows by how she modelled and exemplified the qualities mindfulness practice seeks to develop: she is kind, empathetic, and non-judgmental. … Karen was always prepared and obviously familiar and comfortable with the course material. I would highly recommend this course as taught by this teacher.

/ CLIENT TESTIMONIAL /
/ M.L. /

Ocean Water

I felt very safe and supported in this class. It was obvious Karen cared deeply about the participants experience and progress. Karen is living the practice and it shows by how she modelled and exemplified the qualities mindfulness practice seeks to develop: she is kind, empathetic, and non-judgmental. … Karen was always prepared and obviously familiar and comfortable with the course material. I would highly recommend this course as taught by this teacher.

/ CLIENT TESTIMONIAL /
/ M.L. /

I have and will continue my meditation. Karen has a strong understanding of the principles of MBSR and explains all with great ease and confidence. She is a natural teacher who leads the class with great care and gentleness … you will be amazed and delighted with her
skill set. 

/ CLIENT TESTIMONIAL /
/ M.P. /

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I have and will continue my meditation. Karen has a strong understanding of the principles of MBSR and explains all with great ease and confidence. She is a natural teacher who leads the class with great care and gentleness … you will be amazed and delighted with her
skill set. 

/ CLIENT TESTIMONIAL /
/ M.P. /

ONE TO ONE

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Benefits past participants have reported

Increased ability to relax

Decrease in pain and increase in ability to cope with chronic pain

Reduction in symptoms of anxiety and depression

Improved overall health including a stronger immune system

More energy and enthusiasm for life

More self confidence

Stress resilience in the face of health and life challenges

Greater sense of compassion for self and others

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Benefits past participants have reported

Increased ability to relax

Decrease in pain and increase in ability to cope with chronic pain

Reduction in symptoms of anxiety and depression

Improved overall health including a stronger immune system

More energy and enthusiasm for life

More self confidence

Stress resilience in the face of health and life challenges

Greater sense of compassion for self and others

Wood Pencil and Notebook

“Karen, you are very nurturing and a good listener. Your voice is soothing and your demeanour is kind and open. Thank-you.”

/ CLIENT TESTIMONIAL /

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“Karen, you are very nurturing and a good listener. Your voice is soothing and your demeanour is kind and open. Thank-you.”

/ CLIENT TESTIMONIAL /

WORKPLACE

View from the Window

The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice.

/ R.D. LAING /

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The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice.

/ R.D. LAING /

FAQ

Spring Branches

Frequently Asked Questions

Mountain Range

Frequently Asked Questions

INSPO

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What does it mean to be fully human? Meditation practice has a huge amount to say about that. It’s a big gateway into the adventure of discovering who you are and what it means to be human. When all is said and done, mindfulness is really about wisdom, about discerning what is really,really, true from what is mere appearance, or what you’re attached to because you want it to be true. This is where humanity needs to go.

/ JON KABAT-ZINN /

What does it mean to be fully human? Meditation practice has a huge amount to say about that. It’s a big gateway into the adventure of discovering who you are and what it means to be human. When all is said and done, mindfulness is really about wisdom, about discerning what is really,really, true from what is mere appearance, or what you’re attached to because you want it to be true. This is where humanity needs to go.

/ JON KABAT-ZINN /

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