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  • 2020 Dec 04

    Mindful Parenting (Ages 0 - 10) 2.0

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    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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  • 2020 Dec 07

    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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  • 2020 Dec 09

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Overview for Managers

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Harvard's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers immediate, free, confidential help for all Harvard employees and their household members. You can reach the EAP any day, at any time for personal or work-related concerns about yourself, family, friends or coworkers at 877-EAP-HARV (877-327-4278). Explore this section for specific ways in which the EAP can help. You can also visit the EAP ...

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  • 2020 Dec 10

    Mindful Eating 2.0

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    Food is much more to us than just nourishment. When we go to the market and purchase unintended groceries, look in our refrigerators for a snack to meet an emotional need, or miss the taste of a special meal because of distracting thoughts, we are not acting mindfully while eating. These all-too-common experiences happen to us when we feel distanced from our bodies, our thoughts, and our emotions. Participants in the introductory “Mindful Eating” course will have learned to become more aware of when we are truly hungry when we are not, and to better appreciate all aspects of our...

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  • 2020 Dec 14

    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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  • 2020 Dec 15

    Navigating the Holidays During Covid-19

    10:00am

    Location: 

    Online

    Under normal circumstances, the holiday season can bring several mixed emotions, including anxiety, joy, stress, burnout, excitement, conflict, and/or loneliness. Saying that emotions will be magnified this year is an understatement. Covid- 19 has caused both sudden and gradual shifts in our outlook, routines, relationships, and traditions - all of which demand a new approach to the holiday season.

    During this course, we will help you understand (and accept) these unique circumstances. We will discuss how to balance planning with flexibility, values with compromise, and...

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  • 2020 Dec 21

    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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