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  • 2021 Mar 09

    Ten Percent Happier

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    This multi-session course will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about mindfulness and build their own personal practices using a combination of live and app-based supports.

    The course will meet on: 

    Mar 9, 2021 12:00 PM
    Mar 16, 2021 12:00 PM
    Mar 23, 2021 12:00 PM
    Mar 30, 2021 12:00 PM

    The app is 10% Happier, a best-in-class program hosted by Dan Harris, a best-selling author, ABC news personality and self-described “fidgety skeptic,” alongside Joseph Goldstein, one of the most...

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  • 2021 Mar 10

    Managing Daily Stress 2.0

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online

    Everyone experiences stressful days at work, but how we respond to stress makes a significant difference in work performance, the quality of our interactions, and how we feel both physically and mentally. Participants in the introductory “Mindfulness and Stress” course will have learned to recognize the early signs of stress as well as the sources of stress and how regular mindfulness practice can enable them to respond to stressful situations in a calm, clear, and thoughtful manner.   In Mindfulness and Stress 2.0, the instructor will offer insights and refinements around...

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  • 2021 Mar 11

    KGA Webinar - How to Support Those at Risk for Suicide

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Community connectedness has a role to play in reducing the stigma associated with suicide and mental illness – a stigma which inhibits people from discussing their feelings and challenges. This connectedness is especially important during tough times like the COVID-19 pandemic, when individuals are isolated and under extraordinary stress. Break the silence and initiate conversation at an upcoming workshop on suicide prevention and mental health and wellness. You will leave the workshop with the skills and knowledge to better understand the specific challenges facing a variety of groups,...

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  • 2021 Mar 12

    Mindful Parenting 2.0

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online

    Bringing mindful attention to our skills as parents increases our capacity to form strong bonds with all the members of our family. This is because the practice of mindfulness cultivates the conditions of openness and receptivity in which communication and emotional connection to naturally flourish. In this free workshop, we will learn about becoming more mindful people as well as more mindful parents, able to navigate the inevitable waves of joy and frustration that accompany every parent’s experience with a greater sense of ease. This course will have sessions in different age...

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  • 2021 Mar 15

    Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online

    As every office worker knows, sitting for long periods can result in stiffness and discomfort. The gentle stretches and postures taught in this program are designed to increase flexibility at the joints – thereby improving one's range of motion – and also aid in relaxing the hips and lower portions of the body to increase one's ability to sit with ease. Because this practice blends movement in the body with the breath, it is an ideal extension of mindfulness practice.

    No previous knowledge of yoga is necessary. This class does not require special clothing or equipment.

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  • 2021 Mar 17

    Care@Work Webinar - How to Help the Pandemic Generation Thrive

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    How can we best support our children during this time? Dr. Borba explains why empathy and resilience are key and offers practical, evidence-based, and proven ways to reach kids and help them overcome adversity, be more resilient, and learn skills they will need both now – and in the future – to thrive.

    Dr. Michele Borba is an educational psychologist, best-selling author, and TODAY show contributor who has spoken to over one million participants around the world and to countless media about child development issues. She blends 40 years of teaching and consulting...

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  • 2021 Mar 18

    KGA Webinar - Fixing Our Broken Sleep

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    This interactive presentation with a sleep expert is designed to help participants begin getting better sleep almost immediately. Attendees will learn techniques for overcoming these common sleep problems:

    -Trouble falling asleep
    -Difficulty staying asleep
    -Excessive thinking
    -Waking too early
    -Sunday night insomnia
    -Chronic insomnia
    -Daytime sleepiness
    -Returning to sleep
    Participants will experience a guided relaxation exercise for initiating sleep and returning to sleep.

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  • 2021 Mar 22

    Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online

    As every office worker knows, sitting for long periods can result in stiffness and discomfort. The gentle stretches and postures taught in this program are designed to increase flexibility at the joints – thereby improving one's range of motion – and also aid in relaxing the hips and lower portions of the body to increase one's ability to sit with ease. Because this practice blends movement in the body with the breath, it is an ideal extension of mindfulness practice.

    No previous knowledge of yoga is necessary. This class does not require special clothing or equipment.

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  • 2021 Mar 24

    Introduction to Mindfulness

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    This program introduces the basic principles and practices of mindfulness, a concentrated state of awareness that helps people see and respond to situations with clarity. Individuals who employ the techniques of mindfulness in their work can monitor moment-to-moment effectiveness, respond promptly and appropriately to difficulties as they arise, and remain open to new ideas and perspectives.

    Participants will be introduced to meditation practices teaching them how to be more focused, creative and resilient in all aspects of their lives.

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  • 2021 Mar 26

    Mindfully Caring for Elders

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online

    Our parents, older relatives, and other elders in our lives provide a rich source of wisdom, comfort, companionship, and connectedness with our history. But there are also times when the challenges of caring for an individual entering the later stages of life can seem anything but joyous. And if we are simultaneously caring for our own children—especially in exceptional circumstances, when resources are limited, routines are disrupted, and uncertainty abounds—then the strain may become difficult to manage.

    Tara Healey teaches us mindfulness practice to respond to the...

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