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Mindfully Caring for Elders

September 9, 2020

The Office of Work/Live gives all benefits-eligible employees options for short-term backup care and resources for longer-term solutions. Click here to sign up for this free webinar on Sept. 25.

2020 Dec 04

Mindful Parenting (Ages 0 - 10) 2.0

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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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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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 Oct 01

10% Happier (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 Sep 15

10% Happier (Four Week Course)

10:00am to 11:00am

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 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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