Mindfulness

Join us on October 26, 2016, to learn about mindfulness. “Mindfulness” has become the new kid on the self-improvement block. Maybe you’ve heard the term in the news lately and wondered what all the buzz is about. Or maybe you’re curious about why more and more people are using it as a daily practice—including Olympic athletes, professional newscasters, actresses such as Emma Watson, and even corporate meeting-goers at companies such as Google, Target, and Disney.

Although “mindfulness” might at first sound like new-agey hocus-pocus, it’s hard to argue with the scientific evidence behind it. Clinical trials have shown that mindfulness can boost your immune system, reduce stress, improve your memory, and increase your ability to overcome depression, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and a host of other challenges. Many schools now incorporate mindfulness training to help not only students but also teachers and staff to create a more effective, less stressful learning environment.

But what exactly is it?

And what does it take to reap its benefits? Find out in this one-hour overview, which will include compelling data, a collection of resources and tips, and an opportunity to try some brief mindfulness exercises for yourself.

Join us us on Wednesday, October 26, 2016:

  • When: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Washtenaw Community College, LA372, Crane Liberal Arts Building.

The costs are:

  • Free for students with ID
  • $10 for members, employees of WCC, and members of our sister organizations (UXPA, CHI, and ASTD)
  • $20 for non-members

You can get driving directions to WCC here, or locate the room here.

About the presenter

Jeanette Brooks is an instructional design consultant and e-learning courseware developer whose work often intersects with health and wellness initiatives. She recently crafted an interactive, multimedia online nutrition course for the nonprofit Gaples Institute in Chicago. The course is used for CE credit by physicians who seek to better counsel their patients about diet and lifestyle changes. Jeanette has a personal interest in mindfulness and was trained as a facilitator through the Center for Koru Mindfulness, which provides an evidence-based curriculum originally developed at the counseling center of Duke University.

Registration

Please let us know that you will be coming and indicate if you are a student, member, or non-member. Questions? Email us.