Join me in this free 1-hour learning event to introduce inclusive teaching practices to make mindfulness accessible for Neurodivergent Minds. An important resource for anyone teaching Mindfulness. Let's make mindfulness accessible for all!
Guided Meditations For All
We are a neurodiverse world, and we all need different mindfulness practices. Some of our brains are wired to benefit from concrete, sense based meditations. Some of us benefit from using imagery in our meditations. Try the different practices and choose which one is best for you.
Concrete Guided Meditations - Plain Language
Many neurodiverse adults and those of us who like concrete language tend to use these.
Guided Meditations that use Imagery
Caregivers, educators, helping professionals tend to use these.
Autism Informed Guided Meditations on Spotify, Apple Music
Short, accessible guided mindfulness meditations for people on the autism spectrum, with a soothing voice and calming intro music.
I am currently offering all of my groups with the team at the CAMH Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre. We are offering groups for caregivers, paid and unpaid, for leaders and front line staff. Groups run regularly, please contact HCARDD@CAMH.CA to find out when the next group starts. There is no cost to attend.
An Autism-informed Approach to Mindfulness
A webinar with resources, tools, handouts.
mindfulness podcasts for neurodevelopmental services
1. NEURODIVERSE ADULTS
An inclusive video series of
fun mindful activities for adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities to do with supporters
An audio series of mindfulness talks & tools with Sue and caregiver Lee Steel
3. SUPPORT STAFF
An audio interview series with developmental services staff - talking wellness & mindfulness tools
Finding creative ways to each person's unique path to mindfulness
Sue Hutton started her path to mindfulness in 1985. She did professional training with Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and has since then taught over a thousand people in a wide range of communities. Sue focuses much of her work these days on supporting mindfulness in neurodiverse communities and caregivers.
Sue's career as a social worker and work in disability advocacy allow her to add a special perspective to traditional mindfulness techniques.
MAKING MINDFULNESS ACCESSIBLE
"I've taught mindfulness in developmental services, in the education system, in cancer care services, and in the prison system. I also lead clinical groups with autistic adults and their caregivers for research in mindfulness for neurodevelopmental disabilities at CAMH.
Teaching those with a disability, or cancer, caregivers, educators, and health professionals with the lens of my advocacy perspective has shown me the importance of making mindfulness accessible to anyone".
~ Sue Hutton