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  • 2020 Oct 21

    Managing Daily Stress

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    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. In this program, participants are taught to recognize the early signs of stress as well as the sources of stress. In addition, they will learn how regular mindfulness practice can enable them to respond to stressful situations in a calm, clear, and thoughtful manner.

    Audience: All benefits - eligible Central Administration employees
    Pre-Requisites: ...

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  • 2020 Oct 26

    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 Oct 27

    Mindfulness and Anxiety 2.0

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Online

    To feel occasional anxiety is a natural human experience, but for many anxiety can become a source of ongoing distress, capable of interfering with everyday life. Many of our efforts to avoid anxiety may involve distracting ourselves from it or pushing it away, but this provides only temporary relief. In the introductory workshop, “Mindfulness and Anxiety’ course, participants learned how the use of mindfulness as a way to understand and respond to the experience of anxiety. In this session, the instructor will go further into how Mindfulness offers a pathway to meet the experience of...

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  • 2020 Oct 28

    Mindful Communication 2.0

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online

     As with so many things related to mindfulness, speaking and listening with this special kind of attentiveness may be “simple”—but it is definitely not easy. Participants in the introductory “Mindful Communication” course will have learned techniques to “listen with their whole selves,” in order to better craft skillful responses to a variety of situations. But how does this learning actually play out “in the wild”? The instructor will offer insights and refinements around challenges participants may have faced in their ongoing efforts to become more careful, more compassionate...

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  • 2020 Nov 02

    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 Nov 02

    10% Happier - Mindful Eating (Four Week Course)

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

    Live instruction is provided by teachers from Mind the Moment mindfulness program, which has been training individuals to incorporate mindfulness...

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  • 2020 Nov 03

    Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online

    Success at work and fulfillment in life may be enhanced when we naturally tap into our emotional intelligence: the ability to monitor one’s own feelings and those of others, and to allow this knowledge to guide our speech and actions. Self-awareness, the ability to recognize and work with difficult emotions, and the cultivation of empathy for others are all skills critical for high performance in life’s various arenas. The good news is that we have the capacity to train the mind to engage in ways that are more patient, alert, and productive.  This session will present a brief...

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  • 2020 Nov 05

    Mindfulness and Compassion

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Online

    Compassion is sometime described as the state of “suffering together”; but what does it mean to suffer productively, without becoming overwhelmed or burnt out in the face of the needs of others…and ourselves? Mindfulness practice is focused on observing internal and external experience with a heightened sense of clarity, and is an essential element in preparing the heart and intellect to navigate the demands of compassion in sincere and effective ways. In this free workshop we will explore compassion as it is regarded in the mindfulness tradition, as a “quivering of the heart in the face...

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  • 2020 Nov 06

    Mindful Parenting (Ages 0 - 10)

    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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