Corin A. De Sousa B.A., M.A.
She is passionate about teaching mindfulness for everyday living with an emphasis on both formal and informal mindfulness practices. Unique among mindfulness instructors, she highlights the importance of mindful activities and how to adapt these practices to suit different lifestyles. Corin believes that accessibility should be at the forefront of healthcare and that is why she provides free and affordable content for clients. Additionally, she prides herself on creating a safe and welcoming space for all, free of judgment and full of compassion.
In 2015, she started her journey with mindfulness as a way to cope with the challenges associated with her Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease (UCTD). With daily mindfulness, she has been able to better manage her symptoms, chronic pain, insomnia, and stress. Teaching mindfulness is not just a job for Corin but comes from a place of understanding and experience. Due to her own struggles with mobility she takes extra care to ensure that all of her clients feel comfortable and meditations and/or activities require little or no movement.
She is a certified mindfulness teacher through the Canadian College of Educators and holds a master's degree in History from Queen's University. Recently, she completed the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program through the Centre for Mindfulness Studies. In 2016, she completed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) program at Women's College Hospital through the Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute (TAPMI).
In 2019, she was recognized at the International Peace Awards for her Mindfulness work in Toronto. At the ceremony, she co-presented the awards for Mental Health Awareness. Additionally, LAMP Community Health Centre honoured Corin with the Award of Merit in 2020 for her mindfulness programs.