G-TYLED0RSQL Why mindfulness, anyway? - Talking Wellness With Developmental Service Staff

Episode 2

Why mindfulness, anyway?

On the inaugural episode of Talking Wellness with Developmental Service Staff, mindfulness teacher and Social Worker, Sue Hutton, is joined by Dr. Yona Lunsky. In this episode, Yona talks about her personal and professional experience, reflecting on what drives her work and how mindfulness techniques can benefit developmental services - both staff and the people they support. Take a meditative journey through a wooded forest as Sue wraps up the episode with a guided meditation.

Dr. Yona Lunsky is a Clinical Psychologist, Director of the Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and most importantly, a sister to someone with a developmental disability. This episode is part of the Talking Wellness with Developmental Service staff, a mini-podcast series to support the mental health and well-being of staff supporting adults with developmental disabilities. Learn more about this initiative at:

Resources shared:

Nirbhai Singh, 2008. https://www.academia.edu/436055/Mindful_staff_can_reduce_the_use_of_physical_restraints

About the Podcast

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Sue Hutton

Sue Hutton, MSW, RSW is a MIndfulness teacher and Social Worker with the CAMH Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre in Toronto. Sue brings 34 years of formal Mindfulness training as well as 30+ years of work with individuals and families in developmental services. Sue is also very engaged in disability rights & advocacy work and brings an accessibility rights perspective to her mindfulness work. Sue loves working with everyone in the sector, including staff, as Sue brings a first hand perspective to this work, having lived and breathed it for many years - supporting people labelled with intellectual disabilities to be the best they can be.