Finding Happiness through Mindful Movement

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Date: May 19th 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Presenter: Anissa Vandezande

Host: Jessica Elmazi, University of Calgary

Description: Today’s world can be busy. Humans are often on the move and onto the next phase of life, without fully appreciating the present moment. Introducing a mindful movement practice to your day-to-day life can help bring about moments of peace and happiness within movement. Moving mindfully, through running, walking, yoga or any other movement-based activity, can create a stronger mind-body connection, lower the stress of everyday life, and create moments of wellbeing. This webinar will explore the current research and various strategies and tools to help you create a mindful movement practice that fits into your life.

Anissa Vandezande

Biography: Anissa is a Registered Provisional Psychologist, who works at Canmore Counselling in Alberta. In her undergraduate degree, she completed a directed study in positive psychology researching aspects that contribute to human flourishing. This sparked her to complete a Master’s degree, where she was able to research happy and mindful movement, linking her passions for yoga and running with positive psychology and mindfulness. In Anissa’s free time you can find her running in the Rocky Mountains, performing magic and hanging out with her dog, Bear.

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