Drop-in mindfulness sessions for healthcare providers

Join 30-minute online mindfulness sessions guided by Canadian healthcare providers to pause and make space to cultivate well-being and self-compassion. Sessions are open to healthcare workers, staff and professionals at no cost.

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Bring moments of relaxing mindfulness into your busy workday

Cultivate a sense of calm, focus and clarity
Relax and unwind before bed
Manage workplace stress
Connect more with others
Respond better to emotions and relationships
Be more present in everyday moments

Created by Canadian healthcare providers, for healthcare providers

  • Practices led by healthcare professionals, for healthcare professionals
  • Anonymous, drop-in access from your mobile, tablet or computer
  • Brief 30 minute sessions to fit busy schedules
  • Practice live with other healthcare providers
  • Or, watch prerecorded videos here instead
"These sessions provide contrast to the stress of the news cycle, the anxiety of donning/doffing correctly, the uncertainty of the course and duration of this pandemic.  I schedule and appreciate these few quiet minutes of reflection where I can set aside all roles and just be.”
SHERRYN
  —  Cardiologist, Canada
“I have found it very reassuring to know that these sessions are running most evenings and that I can attend as few or as many as I want. They are a touchstone at the end of the day and something which exists just for me and my well-being. This brings reassurance that there are still many things within my control.
JESSIE
  —   Nurse Practitioner,Canada
“I have been doing the meditations for physicians regularly since this pandemic began and it has been one of the most powerful ways to practice self-care during this stressful time. The facilitators are compassionate, skilled and approachable guides. The meditations are accessible for beginners and provide new insights to experienced meditators"
Denise
  —  Psychiatrist, Canada
“I have found it very reassuring to know that these sessions are running most evenings and that I can attend as few or as many as I want. They are a touchstone at the end of the day and something which exists just for me and my well-being. This brings reassurance that there are still many things within my control.
JESSIE
  —   Nurse Practitioner, Canada
"These sessions provide contrast to the stress of the news cycle, the anxiety of donning/doffing correctly, the uncertainty of the course and duration of this pandemic. I schedule and appreciate these few quiet minutes of reflection where I can set aside all roles and just be.”
SHERRYN
  —   Cardiologist, Canada

Joining in is simple:

01

Download Zoom

If you haven’t already, download Zoom Meetings to your preferred device (computer, laptop, tablet, or phone)

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02

Find a Session

View our schedule  to view available session times and the necessary Zoom links.

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03

(Optional) Complete Survey

Help us make Pause4Providers better by participating in our short, anonymous survey.

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Help Us Evaluate Pause 4 Providers

We're looking to evaluate the reach and impact of our mindfulness program for a research study, which is designed to reduce stress levels and enhance resiliency in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please help us by completing a voluntary, completely anonymous 10 minute survey.

If you have any questions or need any clarification, please don’t hesitate to contact us through email.

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Important: If you are experiencing distressing mental health symptoms, please reach out to your medical provider or the mental health resources provided by your respective professional organizations. Examples of resources available in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario, Canada are listed here.