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Lecture Overview

Much is said and written about 'living mindfully', but do you really understand what it is and how it works? In this lecture, Geoff Ahern explains why learning to live mindfully really is worth it! Geoff provides seven useful suggestions on how you can live more mindfully. Not to be missed by any healthcare professional.


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Geoffrey Ahern

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively to educate other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems, as well as substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a masters of health science (mental health and addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose, and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health, as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment and wonderment. See Educator Profile


41 Total Rating(s)
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Ben Moore
13 Jan 2020

Great stuff!

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Stephanie Davis
10 Jan 2020

Great resource with practical information that can incorporated into everyday work

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Rebekah Carter
06 Jan 2020

Great little bit of learning on something so simple that we can all do.

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bronwyn ann beecroft
20 Dec 2019

Calming and entertaining.

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Judy Groom
12 Dec 2019


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Hayley Robinson
10 Dec 2019

I found this a really interesting and enlightening lecture. Great tips and resources were provided.

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09 Dec 2019

It was an excellent and interesting topic to learn

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Trevor Smith
01 Dec 2019

Well worth listening to.

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Marina Bingham
29 Nov 2019

I would like to see more practical examples of how to incorporate mindfulness into a work day. Otherwise very informative and well presented.

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Cynthia Anderson
23 Nov 2019

I had heard about mindfulness but did not understand it. this really help with understanding it and wanting to do more