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2020 Nov 18

Managing Daily Stress 2.0

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. 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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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 Nov 13

Mindful Parenting (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 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 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 Nov 19

Mindful Eating

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

How often do we go to the market and end up purchasing groceries we did not intend to purchase? Plan to eat healthfully but find that we did not? Look in our refrigerator for a snack to meet an emotional need? Completely miss the taste and nourishment of a special meal because distracting thoughts carried us away from the moment? These all-too-common experiences happen to us when we feel distanced from our bodies, our thoughts, and our emotions. 

This session will delve into how a consistent practice of mindfulness can help us close those gaps, and...

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2020 Nov 24

Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence 2.0

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

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. In the introductory “Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence” course, participants learned that we could train the mind to engage in ways that are more patient, alert, and productive.  In this session, the instructor will delve further into how awareness supports the development of emotional intelligence, and involve participants in mindfulness meditation exercises, which help the cultivation of...

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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 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 Aug 13

Mindful Communication

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

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.

Audience: All benefits- eligible employees

Pre-Requisites: None

Cost: None

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2020 Oct 13

Introduction to Mindfulness

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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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2020 Sep 16

Introduction to Mindfulness

10:00am to 11:00am

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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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 06

Mindfulness and Anxiety

3:00pm to 4:00pm

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. 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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