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2019 Mar 14

Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

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...

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2019 Mar 05

Mindfulness and Compassion

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

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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2019 Feb 27

Exploring the Practice of Mindfulness (6-week course)

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

This free multi-week course offers close study in a variety of mindfulness-based topics, including basic practices like the body scan and sitting meditation, as well as walking meditation, gentle stretching, and mindful communication. The physiology of the stress response is examined, especially in relation to the ways mindfulness practice enables individuals to become aware of and mediate their reactions to stressful situations. By the time the course ends, participants will feel prepared to...

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2019 Feb 14

Managing Daily Stresses: A Mindful Approach to Work

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

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.

Cost: $0

Learn more and register on the Harvard Training Portal. Find class information...

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2019 Feb 12

Introduction to Mindfulness: How the Science and Practice of Awareness Supports Well-Being and Performance

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

This free 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 are able to 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 that will teach them how to be more focused, creative and resilient in all aspects of their lives. 

Cost: $0...

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2019 Feb 05

Mindfulness and Anxiety

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

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. 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...

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2019 Jan 22

Mindful Communication: Speaking and Listening with Awareness

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn St. Conference Room 406, Cambridge, MA

The conversations we engage in daily can become automatic, pressured, and careless. With the right mindset, however, even ordinary interactions can become rich territory for effectively expressing our deepest values. This program demonstrates how conversation provides an opportunity to practice a special kind of attentiveness, transforming our encounters with colleagues into meaningful moments of genuine exchange.

Cost: $0

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2019 Jan 17

Mindful Strategies for Cyber Safety

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Longwood Medical Area, Countway Library

Have you ever had the sinking feeling that you may have been hacked after clicking on a suspicious link in an email? Applying mindfulness can help protect you—and Harvard—from clicking impulsively on links in phishing emails. Come learn about the state of mind that’s most easily exploited by hackers and how mindfulness can help you defend against it. Through cyber safety tips and brief meditation practices, participants will learn simple techniques to help manage the distractions and intrusive threats that creep into their day to day work – and to regulate their state of mind to...

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2019 Feb 14

Preparing for Retirement

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Longwood Medical Area

This program addresses these tangible aspects of retirement planning:

•    understanding Social Security and Medicare and how these coordinate with Harvard’s post-retirement benefits
•    income planning and paying yourself in retirement

Registration begins January 15th on the Harvard Training Portal. Room location will be posted there, too.  You will need to first login in HERE, and search by program title....

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2019 Jan 15

HUECU Webinar - Become a Homeowner in 2019

2:00pm to 2:45pm

Location: 

Online

HUECU is offering an online personal finance summit to improve your finances offered a la carte. Open to the Harvard community, including affiliated teaching hospitals and non-members. Drop in to any session you find interesting!

Hear the steps to home ownership from a Mortgage Expert. Bring your questions! We’ll provide the answers and resources. This webinar is part of HUECU's Personal Online Summit happening January 15. Additional topics will be covered throughout the day. Go to www.huecu.org/summit for more information. Webinar is open to the Harvard community,...

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2019 Jan 15

HUECU Webinar - Ditch Your Debt: Maximize Your Money with Debt Repayment Strategies

1:00pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Online

HUECU is offering an online personal finance summit to improve your finances offered a la carte. Open to the Harvard community, including affiliated teaching hospitals and non-members. Drop in to any session you find interesting!

Leave your debt in 2018-Repayment strategies to help you save money. Credit card and student loans will be discussed. Bring your questions! We’ll provide the answers and resources. This webinar is part of HUECU's Personal Online Summit happening January 15. Additional topics will be covered throughout the day. Go to www.huecu.org/summit for more...

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2019 Jan 15

HUECU Webinar - Improve Your Financial Habits

12:00pm to 12:45pm

Location: 

Online

HUECU is offering an online personal finance summit to improve your finances offered a la carte. Open to the Harvard community, including affiliated teaching hospitals and non-members. Drop in to any session you find interesting!

Behavioral science tips from money experts GreenPath Financial Wellness, member of the National Foundation of Credit. Bring your questions! We’ll provide the answers and resources. This webinar is part of HUECU's Personal Online Summit happening January 15. Additional topics will be covered throughout the day. Go to www.huecu.org/summit for more...

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2019 Feb 13

Vanguard Webinar - Financial Freedom

8:00pm

Location: 

Online

This webinar covers basic rules of thumb to help you improve your financial live. It is designed for anyone who wants to get on track with finances. 

Sponsored by Vanguard, one of Harvard's retirement plan companies, and open to all Harvard faculty and staff. Please register online beginning January 19.

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