Wellbeing

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 Jun 02

Mindfulness and Anxiety 2.0

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

Participants of Mindfulness and Anxiety are invited back for a deeper dive into the learnings, a mindful meditation, and to discuss your questions. This follow-up session is held within a month of the first session. Audience: All Benefits-Eligible Faculty and Staff; Prerequisite: Mindfulness and Anxiety.

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2021 May 05

Mindfulness and Anxiety

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

Occasional anxiety is a natural human experience, but for many people, anxiety can become a source of ongoing distress, capable of interfering with everyday life. Efforts to avoid anxiety may involve distraction or avoidance, but these efforts provide only temporary relief. Mindfulness, on the other hand, offers a pathway to meet the experience of anxiety, and in doing so, restore valued activity, rather than allowing ourselves to be dominated by fear and avoidance.

This free workshop will introduce the use of mindfulness as a way to understand and respond to the experience of...

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2021 May 11

Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence 2.0

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Online

Participants of Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence are invited back for a deeper dive into the learnings, a mindful meditation, and to discuss your questions. This follow-up session is held within a month of the first session. Audience: All Benefits-Eligible Faculty and Staff; Prerequisite: Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence.

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2021 Apr 13

Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Online

Success at work and fulfillment in life may be enhanced when we naturally tap into our emotional intelligencethe 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...

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2021 Apr 23

Mindfully Caring for Elders 2.0

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

Participants of Mindfully Caring for Elders are invited back for a deeper dive into the learnings, a mindful meditation, and to discuss your questions. This follow-up session is held within a month of the first session. Audience: All Benefits-Eligible Faculty and Staff; Prerequisite: Mindfully Caring for Elders.

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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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2021 Apr 06

Mindful Practices for Burnout Relief 2.0

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

Participants of Mindful Practices for Burnout Relief are invited back for a deeper dive into the learnings, a mindful meditation, and to discuss your questions. This follow-up session is held within a month of the first session. Audience: All Benefits-Eligible Faculty and Staff; Prerequisite: Mindful Practices for Burnout Relief

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2021 Mar 02

Mindful Practices for Burnout Relief

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

The literal definition of “burnout” is this: “The reduction of a fuel or substance to nothing, through use or combustion.” However, as every individual knows, burnout is not just a scientific phenomenon—it’s what happens when inner resources become depleted, and no spark is left to start them up again. It’s no surprise this should sometimes be the case when daily work life and family life collide in what feels like a persistent energy burn, and the path towards refilling one’s supply of resilience is not always clear.

In this training, we will explore how the essential...

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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 Feb 12

Mindful Parenting (Ages 0 - 10)

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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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2021 Feb 12

Mindful Parenting (Ages 11 - 18)

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 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 groups...

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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 Feb 10

Managing Daily Stress

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. 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
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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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