Mindful Lunch Break Series

Mindful Lunch Break Series

Mindful Lunch Break Series

Join Dr. Laura Smallwood Wednesdays at 1:00 pm, beginning September 2nd, for a bit of mindful stress reduction during your lunch break. Sessions will last 20 minutes and topics will include distraction, stress, worry, happiness, and compassion.

Dr. Smallwood Bio

Dr. Laura Smallwood’s professional experience includes 36 years in the practice of veterinary medicine, the majority of that as a small animal internal medicine specialist and practice owner.  Dr. Smallwood began her study of Mindfulness early in 2016 as part of a collaboration to develop a 6-week Mindfulness-based stress resilience program for Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists and Emergency.  Since that time, she has committed to the study and practice of Mindfulness as a methodology for cultivating emotional intelligence, stress resilience, and leadership skills with an emphasis on content specific to the veterinary profession.  Dr. Smallwood has lectured and taught workshops on Mindfulness for the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA), the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, Pathway Vet Alliance, and local practices.  She has completed the residential 9 day Fundamentals of MBSR Teacher Education training through the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness and is a registered yoga teacher. Dr. Smallwood chairs the GVMA Wellbeing Committee and previously served as Director of Wellbeing and Resilience for the Pathway Vet Alliance Specialty Advisory Board.



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