Occupational Therapist, Mindfulness Teacher
Veronica Takes is an Occupational Therapist and Clinical Educator, working primarily in the area of physical and cognitive rehabilitation as well as mental health in the community. After completing an Honours Psychology degree at the University of Waterloo, Veronica completed a degree in Occupational Therapy at McMaster University. Veronica holds a Mindfulness Teaching Certification from the Sunnybrook Psychiatry Institute and University of Toronto. Veronica has completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) based on the work of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and has studied meditation under various teachers for many years. In 2014, Veronica developed a lunchtime mindfulness program at Allenby Elementary School.
Over the years, Veronica has taught mindfulness to adults, kids, teachers, parents and various clinical populations. Veronica is particularly passionate about sharing and teaching others who want to integrate mindfulness into their daily lives to better manage life stressors and pain. Over the course of her career, Veronica has developed and facilitated group education programs on various health related topics and has presented at national and international conferences. Her teaching approach integrates psychology, neuroscience and meditation practices that will support you in your life and deepen the way you care for yourself.