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2018 Oct 02

Mindfulness and Compassion

11:00am to 12:30pm

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 workshop we will explore compassion as it is regarded in the mindfulness tradition, as a “quivering of the heart in the face of...

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2018 Nov 27

Mindfulness and Anxiety

10:30am to 12:00pm

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

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2018 Nov 06

Mindful Communication: Speaking and Listening with Awareness

10:30am to 12:00pm

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.

Audience: All, Pre-Requisite: None, Length: 90 minutes. To register, go ...

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2018 Sep 18

Mindful Communication: Speaking and Listening with Awareness

10:30am to 12:00pm

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.

Audience: All, Pre-Requisite: None, Length: 90 minutes. To register, go ...

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2018 Nov 15

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 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.

Audience: Beginners...

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2018 Aug 21

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 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.

Audience: Beginners...

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2018 Oct 09

10% Happier (Three Week Course)

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

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

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 Harvard Pilgrim’s Mind the Moment mindfulness program, which has been training individuals to incorporate...

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2018 Oct 10

Exploring the Practice of Mindfulness (Six Week Course)

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, Room 3314

This 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 practically integrate a variety of mindfulness practices into their daily lives, thanks to both in-...

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2018 Dec 04

Managing Daily Stresses: A Mindful Approach to Work

12:00pm to 1:30pm

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. 

Audience: All, Pre-Requisite: None, Length: 90 minutes. To register, go ...

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2018 Nov 29

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. 

Audience: All, Pre-Requisite: None, Length: 90 minutes. To register, go ...

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2018 Oct 03

Managing Daily Stresses: A Mindful Approach to Work

9:00am to 10:30am

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, Room 3314

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, Pre-Requisite: None, Length: 90 minutes. To register, go ...

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2018 Sep 27

Mindfulness and Anxiety

10:00am to 11:30am

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

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2018 Jun 13

Group Walk: Mt. Auburn Cemetery

4:30pm

Location: 

Meet at John Harvard Statue at University Hall

Interested in exploring Mt. Auburn Cemetery by foot? Enjoy a spring walk and join us for this casual walking tour.  Convene at John Harvard Statue at University Hall in the Harvard Yard.  The one-way distance to cemetery is 30 minutes (1.5 miles).  Spend as much time as you like walking the grounds at the cemtery, with or without the group.

Free (registration required)

2018 Jul 10

Desk Relief Yoga and Mindfulness

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Monks Room, 75 Mount Auburn Street, 6th Floor, Smith Campus Center

At work and need to stretch and refresh? No mat? No problem. Learn how you can regain energy and restore flexibility with brief seated and standing yoga, and a relaxing ten minute guided mindfulness meditation. All adaptable to your work space.

Free (Registration Required)

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