We were very pleased to host Fernanda Zimmerman for her presentation of ‘Coping with cancer mindfully’. As well as taking us through what mindfulness is, she outlined her research based on existent mindfulness-based interventions plus work experience with the aim of developing interventions for adults with advanced cancer. Fernanda demonstrated a mindfulness exercise with the group and shared her own personal reflections from this work and reflections of some of the study participants.
Fernanda is a PhD candidate at the University of Otago Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies. She graduated in Psychology and is trained in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction.