Tue, Nov 30, 2021

5 PM – 6:30 PM (GMT+2)

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Symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions have increased significantly and dramatically worldwide during the COVID-19 crisis. Fortunately, developing mindfulness – the capacity to pay attention to present-moment experiences with an open heart and mind – and self-compassion – the capacity for awareness of our suffering and a desire to alleviate such suffering – can help us navigate difficult emotions and clarify our values. In this presentation, Dr. Shadi Beshai will discuss concepts and practical applications of mindfulness, compassion, and other evidence-based techniques to managing psychological distress.

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Shadi Beshai

Associate Professor of Psychology

University of Regina, Canada

Dr. Beshai’s research is focused on improving access to and promotion of evidence-based psychological treatments for adult depression and anxiety. Specifically, Dr. Beshai has published several peer-reviewed scientific articles on the cultural adaptation of cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based interventions. He has also published extensively on improving public literacy about such interventions and ways to disseminate them more widely.


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