Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

People smiling at Activate 2023 Hollyhock Leadership Institute

Andrea Grabovac, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Andrea Grabovac, MD, FRCPC, is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia, and Co-Director of the North American Chapter of the Mindfulness integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MiCBT) Institute. She has practiced inpatient psychiatry for 20 years at Vancouver Hospital, and her outpatient work focuses on mindfulness-based treatments to treat anxiety, depression and other clinical conditions.

For the last 15 years she has been training physicians and mental health clinicians nationally and internationally in the delivery of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and MiCBT, both of which are evidence-based treatments for mental health conditions. She also co-facilitates 5 day Cultivating Wellbeing retreats for physicians and their spouses. She is a clinician trainer and mentor with the UCSD Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute in California, the Center for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto, and the MiCBT Institute in Australia. She is Co-Investigator in CIHR trials comparing MBCT to CBT for sexual disorders, and has co-authored Canadian competency-based guidelines for training psychiatrists in Mindfulness Based treatments.

She serves as Associate Editor with the journal Mindfulness, and is an active member of the International Mindfulness Integrity Network. .


Events with Andrea Grabovac, MD, FRCPC

Cultivating Wellbeing for Health Professionals (2024)
September 27 - October 2, 2024

“In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel ‘burnout’ setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.” -Dalai Lama Replenish and revitalize yourself in this mindfulness-based meditation retreat for health professionals and partners.…