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Emotion focused mindfulness therapy

  • Wellington Friends’ Centre 7 Moncrieff St Mt Victoria Wellington (map)

Live streaming from Toronto, Canada, Bill Gayner spoke to us on emotion-focused mindfulness therapy (EFMT), an approach he developed which integrates mindful experiencing with experiential and emotional processes that enhance how we make sense of our feelings, resolve inner conflicts and unfinished business, navigate our lives, and cultivate growth and fulfilment.

Doors opened at 7:15pm, we meditated for 20 mins from a little after 7:30, leaving a little time for reflection and journalling before Bill joined us.

Bill Gayner

Bill works in the Sinai Health System in Toronto, providing individual psychotherapy for people living with HIV and mindfulness group training for HIV+ gay men, psychiatric outpatients, and hospital employees.

He has trained mental health professionals in mindfulness for more than a decade and is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.

You can read more about EFMT on Bill’s website, download a copy of his recent paper on EFMT here, and watch our conversation with Bill here: