Want to go about your day feeling grounded, less stressed, and more connected to what matters most in your life? This series of mindfulness-based workshops is designed to inspire, recharge, and provide you with practical tools you can use in your everyday living and working for a greater sense of well-being.
Sessions are held on Wednesdays each month from 1-2 PM in the Leavey Program Room, unless otherwise noted. Please register online if you plan to attend. Note: Registration for workshops in 2014 will open in November.
September 11 : Yoga Movements at your Desk
Note: This session will be held in Leavey Room 338
Got tight muscles? Sore neck? Achy hips? Learn simple movements that you can do at your desk to relieve tension. No yoga experience required. These are simple strategies that any “body” can do. Be empowered to listen to your body, utilize the breath, and gently stretch tense areas.
October 9 : Walking Meditation
Meet in Healy Circle promptly at 1 pm. This one will take a bit over an hour.
Did you know we have a labyrinth near by?! Georgetown Waterfront Park at the foot of 33rd Street has a beautiful labyrinth. Come practice the art of “meditation in motion.” Whether walking to the water cooler or up the stairs of your home, your steps can bring peace to your heart and the earth. Learn a simple way of walking with contentment that you can use in your daily living and working.
November 13 : An Attitude of Gratitude
Start the holiday season off with a positive mindset and open heart. Engage in a practice of being mindful of the good in our lives. After this workshop, you will have the opportunity to take part in an online “gratitude group” for one month…and see how this impacts our mood and how we live our lives.
December 11 : Forgiveness
Feeling stuck? Maybe it’s time to practice forgiving yourself and possibly others. Come for a gentle practice beginning with self-forgiveness. Explore the power of turning inward with mindful attention and compassion. Notice the sense of spaciousness that arises, preparing you for the holiday season.
January 8 : Cultivating Self-Compassion
We all can be pretty harsh with our own selves. Everyone could use a dose of compassion. Come learn practices for cultivating more kindness toward yourself that you can use in your everyday life.Explore how loving ourselves is the basis for loving others.
February 12 : Loving-kindness Meditation
Come and learn a beautiful and simple loving-kindness meditation for deepening your sense of compassion for yourself and others…on Valentine’s Day.
March 12 : Guided Imagery for Stress Reduction
Come discover a stillness within you as you systematically relax the body utilizing imagery. As you dwell in present moment awareness, the mind relaxes, the body releases tension, and the emotions soften.
April 9 : Sound Sleep
Got sleep issues? Come for strategies that aid in getting you to sleep better. Learn how coupling these strategies with mindfulness can cultivate a calm nervous system over time, getting you to sleep soundly.
May 7 : Breathe Better
Spring often finds us sneezing and wheezing. This is a great time to cultivate a relationship with our breath and learn mindful breathing techniques for a sense of calm and vitality.
The Mind-Body Connections series typically takes a break during the summer months. If you would like these sessions to continue throughout the year, let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.