Mindfulness

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Mindfulness is the art of being present. 

According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of the mindfulness-based stress reduction program, being mindful is “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” Through mindfulness, you are able to be aware of where you are and what you are doing and not be overly reactive or overwhelmed by what is going on around us.  All too often we get caught up in the daily stress of life, making you less productive, less successful, and ultimately less happy.   

Mindful Moments - Drop in & Relax

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Every Wednesday, Health Initiatives is hosting Mindful Moments: Drop In & Relax. Students can drop in during the hour-long, weekly event to color or participate in short, guided mindfulness exercises. Mindfulness has many benefits ranging from stress reduction to decreasing symptoms of depression. By participating in this program, students will be able to learn some new stress management techniques that will help them better manage their daily activities and stress. 

Dates: October 10th - December 5th, Wednesdays, 3pm

Location: Student Center Cypress Room

Employee Mindfulness Book Club

Please join other employees as we read and discuss the book Mindfulness Meditation: Your Guide to Achieving a Life of Peace by Reducing Stress and Anxiety through Mindfulness Meditation by Daniel K. Barton. Through our discussion, we will explore effective and simple ways to become calmer, more centered, and more relaxed. The book provides “practical techniques to create a state of deep relaxation and deal with anxiety.”
 
Each week, we will discuss a different chapter, share experiences, and learn step-by-step exercises and techniques that we can incorporate into our daily professional and personal lives to promote well-being. Please purchase your own individual copy of the book and read the first chapter by the August 29th meeting.
 
If you have any questions, feel free to email Dr. Tiffiny Hughes-Troutman.
 

Meeting schedule and locations: Wednesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. from 8/29/18 - 10/24/18 (with the exception of 9/5/18)

  • August 29 – Student Center Room 301
  • September 12 - Student Center Room 301
  • September 19 - Student Center Room 301
  • September 26 – Student Center Room 301
  • October 3 - Student Center Room 301
  • October 10 - Student Center Room 301
  • October 17 – Student Center Cypress Room
  • October 24 - Student Center Room 301

 

Student Mindfulness Book Club

Please join your fellow students as we read and discuss the book The Mindful Twenty Something: Life Skills to Handle Stress...and Everything Else. While discussing the book, participants will also learn about what factors cause stress and practice techniques to help them manage it in a healthy way. 
 
The group meets Tuesdays, 10am (October 2nd - 23rd) in the Student Center Cypress room.
 
Registration is required. Those registered will receive a copy of the book and light breakfast ate each meeting. 
 

For additional questions, please contact Jocelyn Resnick.