Mindfulness During Cancer


Mindfulness is more than just a buzzword; it is the practice of being fully present while free of any self-criticism. Whether juggling working from home, managing life’s stress, or dealing with the emotions that come along with a cancer diagnosis, practicing mindfulness can be beneficial for everyone. But how do you practice being present and what goes into it? It’s easier than you might think! 

Breathing Exercises

Our sincerest thanks to Teri Henderson, M.S.W, R.S.W, for her mindfulness exercises.  A master-trained social worker, Teri has worked in oncology for decades, teaches at the University of Toronto and has a private practice working with individuals, partners, families.  

dr. carlson head shot.jpg Dr. Linda Carlson

Dr. Linda Carlson is a professor in the Faculty of Medicine and co-author of The Art and Science of Mindfulness (full biography below). She defines mindfulness as “Paying attention on purpose in the present moment with an open and accepting attitude." Find out how Carlson helped broke down what mindfulness is, provided research-based examples of how it can help reduce stress, support mental health during cancer and gave us practical mindfulness tips that can be beneficial in your everyday professional and personal lives.  Learn More >