Mindfulness Training: An Inside Job!

"Staggering Under the Weight of Anxious Thoughts"--Andrew Safer

Mindful magazine  Winter 2020


Fall Retreat--Starting October 24th

Engineers and Geoscientists Learn Mindfulness for the Workplace During Pandemic

Andrew Safer, Safer Mindfulness, upper left; Dr. Janna Rosales, Memorial University, upper right; Justin Haley, PEGNL, centre
Photo: Courtesy of Dr. Janna Rosales

October 7, 2020

Eighty-four certificates of completion were awarded to professional engineers, geoscientists, and engineering students who attended the workshop series “How to build professional resilience through mindfulness training: A four-part PEGNL professional development series for engineering & geoscience professionals and students.”...(Click here)

Safer Mindfulness Press Release

September 3, 2020

People with Depression Find Relief in Mindfulness Training During Pandemic

ST JOHN'S, NL September 3, 2020 - Women and men with depression who participated in a pilot mindfulness training program based in St. John's completed it with significantly lower levels of anxiety and depression symptoms, and significantly higher levels of mindfulness and psychological well-being...(Click here)

To read the Evaluation Report, click here.

Upcoming Mindfulness Training Program - Starts 9/24


[For information about the upcoming workshop series, "Mindfulness and Awareness!", please scroll down.]

Safer Mindfulness instruction and training: For dealing with the narrator in our heads, relentless parade of thoughts and preoccupations, our reactivity, bewildering emotions, habitual ways we do things, and our perpetual busyness.

Through mindfulness-awareness meditation and related practices--which can be done anywhere, anytime--we begin to develop a way of being that is rooted in sanity and simplicity. We begin to discover insight, intelligence, and compassion, which, as it turns out, have been with us all along!

(For "Mindfulness for Depression", and Online Mindfulness Practice Sessions, please scroll down.)

Safer Mindfulness Specializes in Multi-Week Applied Mindfulness Training Programs

  • Typically 1.5-hr. weekly sessions (5 to 12 weeks)
  • We introduce mindfulness in the context of addictions, anxiety and stress, depression, and the workplace.
  • Presentations, discussions in pairs and in the group, and Q&A
  • “Homework”: Mindfulness practice and readings
  • Meet via Zoom video conferencing—join from any location--or in person

Click here for Program descriptions and evaluation outcomes. 


Navigate Anxiety & Stress: The Mindful Way!

July 9 - August 20

For individual session themes, see Sessions 1-6, below poster.

For Evaluation Outcomes from the Winter/Spring "Anxiety, Stress & Mindfulness" series, click here.


Summer Mindfulness Retreat

Workplace Mindfulness Program for Engineers & Geoscientists (click here)

A partnership between the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL); Dr. Janna Rosales, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University; and Andrew Safer / Safer Mindfulness. Funded through an Accelerator grant, Memorial University.

June 16 - July 17, 1:00 - 2:00 pm via Zoom

"Professional Resilience Through Mindfulness Training"

Session #1: Stress, Uncertainty & Mindfulness

Session #2: How Mindfulness Can Support Innovation & Problem-Solving

Session #3: Building Respectful Relationships with Mindfulness

Session #4: Upending Digital Distraction


Article about Mindfulness based on interview with Andrew Safer

"In a COVID-19 World, Meditation Movement with Buddhist Roots More Important Than Ever" (click here), The Telegram/Saltwire Network, June 2, 2020.


Mindfulness for Depression

To register: cmhanl.info/mfd2020

Online Mindfulness Practice Sessions

Mindfulness practice introduces a touch of sanity into our otherwise uncertain, topsy-turvy lives, particularly in the era of COVID-19.

Please consider joining one of our free practice sessions on Zoom, in the comfort of your own home, when you can.

A note about Zoom: You can connect via laptop/desktop/notebook as long as they have microphone and camera, or through your smartphone.

The Zoom app downloads when you click the link, but if you would like to be 100% sure you have the app, download Zoom Client for Meetings ahead of time. If you’re asked whether to join with video, select “Yes”.

Join us for any of these ongoing sessions...

Monday Nights: 7:15 to 8:45 pm (Newfoundland time) Sitting, Walking, and Discussion

If you are new to Zoom, plan on connecting at 7:05 pm.

Wednesdays: 12:00 to 12:30 pm, and 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Sitting, Walking, Sitting

Fridays: 12:00 to 12:45 pm Sitting, Walking, and Sitting

If you are new to Mindfulness practice, there will be instructions at the beginning of the session.

To join, specify which session in an email to: andrew@safermindfulness.com

Winter Retreat

Next "Anxiety, Stress & Mindfulness" Workshop Series...

Program Outline

Book Signing at Chapters


Anxiety Relief Project Facebook-Live Talk



Anxiety, Stress & Mindfulness: Workshops Starting Sept. 25th

(Click links below...)

Program Evaluation Outcomes
Andrew Safer: Mindfulness Instructor & Trainer / Workshop Facilitator
Anxiety, Stress & Mindfulness: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Wellness



Mindfulness Practice Sessions Throughout the Week

Since the start of Covid, we have four practice sessions per week that are open to the public, at no charge. Sitting and walking meditation alternate.

We meet on Zoom at the following times: MONDAY 7:15 TO 8:45 pm (includes readings and discussion); WEDNESDAY: NOON TO 12:30 pm and 7:00 to 8:00 pm; FRIDAY Noon to 12:45 pm

If you have not practiced mindfulness before, we will talk you through the instructions.

There is no fee. Contributions towards seats in mindfulness workshops are gratefully accepted.

Safer Mindfulness workshops and training combine 52 years of experience in mindfulness practice with 27 years in mindfulness instruction, program development, and workshop facilitation.

Providing instruction and training in applying ancient wisdom and methods to address everyday challenges with clarity and resourcefulness

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