Chau Du – Wellness Facilitator
FOUNDER OF THE CANADIAN MINDFULNESS CENTRE
About, Career, & Passions:
Chau Du, MSc., RP, RYT, is the founder of the Canadian Mindfulness Centre, a not-for-profit organization that specializes in teaching members in Toronto, Canada mindfulness meditation and mindful living under the Mahayana and Zen traditions of Plum Village (Thich Nhat Hanh), and evidence-based treatment interventions. She is also a psychometrist and registered psychotherapist in the Bariatric Surgery Program at University Health Network where she conducts assessments and research with patients with obesity, eating, mood and anxiety disorders.
Chau is a faculty instructor for the Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate Program at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies where she teaches courses to healthcare professionals on mindful eating, and grieving mindfully. She has been studying and practicing mindfulness meditation since 2003, and has extensive training in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) with Dr. Zindel Segal, mindfulness-based eating and awareness training (MB-EAT) with Dr. Jean Kristeller, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) which she incorporates in her training as a mental health professional and mindfulness facilitator. Chau earned her Masters of Science degree in Counselling Psychology at Trinity, University of Dublin, and is currently pursuing a research doctorate in clinical psychology at City, University of London. She specializes in providing treatment and conducting research in mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, bariatric surgery, bereavement/grief counselling, palliative/cancer care, and mindfulness-based interventions.
Chau’s approach is integrative and collaborative. She provides a safe, compassionate and non-judgmental space for individuals to be present and to grow physically, emotionally and spiritually. She also believes in the significance of living in the present moment and her intentions are to help individuals evolve and nurture themselves through self-awareness, self-compassion, acceptance, patience, and humour. During her spare time, Chau enjoys practicing yoga, globetrotting, reading, listening to music, spending time with family and friends and taking mindful walks with her Siberian Husky.
For more information about Chau’s work, please visit: www.canadianmindfulness.ca