This session will be delivered live online using video communication Zoom software. Details regarding connectivity with be sent to registered participants.
The Intrinsic Practice is a method with tools to enhance one’s ability to experience happiness. Created by Dr. Jacques Bradwejn, Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Medicine at University of Ottawa, the Intrinsic Practice draws on Professor Bradwejn’s knowledge and experience as a clinician, researcher, medical leader and Dean of Medicine. The practice was developed specifically for anyone who wants to enhance their ability to experience happiness, as an individual, a manager or a leader. It is a multi-modal and integrative method that draws knowledge from the neurosciences, psychiatry, psychology, philosophy and spirituality.
The method consists of 6 steps that build upon one another in a sequence and confer the ability to achieve the following:
- Set-up one’s practice;
- Define one’s happiness;
- Know one’s self;
- Know one’s world;
- Envision one’s happiness; and
- Opt for one’s happiness.
Each step includes a number of tools consisting of mnemonics with instructions, templates and techniques.
The workshop offers training on the use of the Intrinsic Practice method with instructions, examples, practice exercises, individually, in dyads and as a group.
In preparation for the course, enrolled participants will receive material providing an introduction and instructions to the Intrinsic Practice in preparation for the workshop.
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Dr. Jacques Bradwejn, Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Medicine at University of Ottawa. Dr. Bradwejn trained in medicine at the University of Sherbrooke and in psychiatry at McGill University. He completed a research fellowship in psychopharmacology at McGill University and in neuropsychopharmacology at the University of Montreal. Dr. Bradwejn has also completed the Wharton Certificate of Professional Development at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and has been a member of the Wharton Fellows Program.
Before serving at the Deanship, Dr. Bradwejn served as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Ottawa and as Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Royal Ottawa Hospital, positions he has held since January 1998, and as Head of Psychiatry of The Ottawa Hospital since January 1999. He has also held positions at McGill University as Associate Professor of Psychiatry and at the University of Toronto as Professor of Psychiatry.
Dr. Bradwejn has been actively involved in psychiatric and mental health research. His main research interest has been in the field of anxiety disorders for which he gained an international reputation. He has recently expanded his research interests to integration of biological and psychological approaches in the treatment of anxiety disorders and to approaches used by Complementary Medicines.
He has published over 160 articles and book chapters, has made more than 400 scientific and educational conferences and over 350 educational media interventions.
Nikki Clark, M.A., ACC, is a professional coach and has a wide range of experience working in both the public and private sector. She has worked in human resource management in the high tech sector and as a coach with federal public sector employees and students at the University of Ottawa. She is certified as a coach through the International Coaching Federation and coaches professionals and executives in the areas of leadership development, effective communication, emotional and social intelligence, optimal performance, leading teams, transitions and career development. She has delivered numerous workshops to various government departments and agencies, private sector employers and presented at both provincial and national conferences.