Every Monday at 9:00 a.m.
As we continue to face uncertainty as a result of the global pandemic, we are being asked to adapt in ways few could have anticipated. Recent reports warn of a growing mental health crisis due to the elevated rates of fear, anxiety, and depression that people are experiencing. Now more than ever, we can learn ways to manage stress, boost well-being and model flexibility and resilience to those around us.
There is considerable evidence that the practice of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) techniques builds resilience by training our attention and awareness on the present moment while acknowledging any thoughts, feelings, or sensations we are having. Mindfulness is a path to cultivate a calm, focused mind and offset the negative mental and physiological effects of stress, anxiety and fear. An added benefit of mindfulness practice is the opportunity to offer kindness, empathy and compassion to ourselves and others.
Over the summer, let’s start the week mindfully. Join fellow NC State faculty and staff every Monday at 9:00 a.m. Each 30 minute session includes some stretching, breathing, a guided meditation followed by time for sharing and questions, as well as tips for incorporating mindfulness into daily life.
This program is suitable for all levels and open to NC State faculty and staff. No special equipment or training is needed. You must be an authenticated user to join the Zoom session link.
Sessions are led by OFD Program Evaluation Specialist Dr. Jennifer Stanigar, Dr. Stanigar is a Kripalu certified yoga teacher who has been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation classes for over 20 years.