Events & Training

Mindful Practice for DSPs


Mindful Practice for DSPs

This training is open to St.Amant staff and Volunteers (exceptions apply). If you are a staff member, please speak to your supervisor to register. If you are not a St.Amant staff member, and would like more information about this training opportunity, please email

Training Overview

In this workshop you will learn about the unique needs, sensitivities, and preferences of people with intellectual disabilities. We will examine the short and long-term impacts of stress, and how we can use mindfulness to make the support we provide as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We will look at examples of how mindfulness impacts ourselves as well as those around us.

Learning Objectives

  • Compare the way people experience stress, and how that stress impacts their health.
  • Recognize the potential for stress in the support that we provide to people.
  • Identify the three guiding principles of mindfulness.
  • Relate mindfulness to our own experience and work.

What you can expect
In this workshop you can expect lectures, videos, and group discussions. If your session date is online, you must join with a device that has a webcam and microphone. If your session is in person, see the location or your confirmation email for details.

If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please email with the details and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please contact us 7-10 days before your training event.

Si vous exigez des mesures d’adaptation dues à une incapacité ou une condition médicale, veuillez nous en informez en nous envoyant un courriel à l’adresse suivante: Nous ferons de notre mieux afin de vous accommoder. Merci denous contacter au moins 7 à 10 jours avant votre session de formation.


April 4, 2024


Available to staff, volunteers
10:00 am - 12:00 pm