April 15, 2020

Mindfulness and self-compassion: Keys to getting through it all


The coronavirus pandemic has thrust many of us into an impossible situation: how to manage a full-time job, take care of ourselves, maintain a daily routine and keep our kids busy — all without leaving the house. In this webinar, registered psychologist Dr. Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen, PhD, discusses how mindfulness — the ability to recognize a situation and not react to it — and self-compassion — the ability to be kind to yourself — are more important than ever in trying times.

About the speaker

Dr. Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen, PhD, is a registered psychologist, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Calgary. Lianne’s research areas include risk and resilience factors for the development of mental and physical health problems, with a particular focus on the transition to parenthood. She has a long history of practising and researching contemplative practices such as mindfulness and self-compassion.

About the moderator

Community leader and Calgary journalist Deborah Yedlin was elected the 14th chancellor of the University of Calgary, effective July 1, 2018. Yedlin has been observing, commenting and writing about business and politics for more than two decades, as a journalist for the Financial Post, Globe and Mail and Calgary Herald newspapers. In addition to her writing, she has been a regular commentator for CBC Radio and Television, and CTV since 1996.

Recorded on April 15, 2020