Dr. Anne Hennessy is an Ottawa community-based psychiatrist who is also a mindfulness and yoga teacher. She is a lecturer at the University of Ottawa. Her work focuses on psychogeriatrics and psychotherapy. As part of her work, she offers an 8 week MBSR group training for elderly caregivers who have partners with dementia.
During the Corona Virus Pandemic, she was called upon to co-lead a support group for the psychiatry residents who are frontline workers in the Department of Psychiatry.
Anne also organizes mindfulness and yoga retreats that take place internationally. Anne has trained at the Centre for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts with John Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli. Anne also has lived experience in dealing with grief.
No one escapes loss and Anne believes that in facing grief and the work of mourning we grow in wisdom and humanity and make space to embrace joy and new beginnings in our lives.