Mindful Mondays

Every Monday at 9:00 a.m.
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Never miss a Monday! Start your week enjoying the benefits of mindfulness – calm focus, greater clarity, and positive energy! Join a community of NC State faculty and staff who are learning and practicing mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques together, in Zoom, every Monday at 9:00 AM.

Session Objectives:

  • Practice gentle stretching and breathing techniques
  • Experience a guided mindfulness meditation
  • Learn tips for incorporating mindfulness into your week
  • Connect to wellness resources that support holistic well-being

As we continue to adapt our lives in ways we never anticipated due to the pandemic, many of us are feeling heightened stress, fear, anxiety, depression, and social isolation. Now more than ever, we can benefit from learning 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.

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 and NC State Employee Wellness Champion, Dr. Jennifer Stanigar. Dr. Stanigar is a certified yoga teacher who has led yoga and meditation classes for over 20 years.