Stress Less with Mindfulness

October 2, 2020 | 10:00am-11:00am |
A partnership between MWR Family Advocacy and MSU Extension
Free workshop begins: SEPTEMBER 18th, 2020
Workshop series is 5 weeks in length and will be on Fridays from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Series to be held virtually.

Closed Captioning Available.

Autopilot is the way we typically respond. Our brain is wired to go down the same pathways we have used before, to have the same thoughts and feelings, to behave the same we have before. Mindfulness offers a way out of this trap.

In this series participants will learn:
Session 1: Begin with the Breath
Learn about the benefits of mindfulness
Pinpoint behaviors which can make you vulnerable or resilient to stress
Experience mindful movements as a way to relax

Session 2: Mindful Eating
Learn benefits of eating with mindful awareness
Create a personal hunger/fullness scale as a guide for sensing when and how much to eat
Experience paying mindful attention to eating

Session 3: Mindful Walking/Thought-Surfing
Practice mindful walking
Identify how letting go of control can improve mental and physical happiness
Learn thought-surfing to gain perspective on negative thoughts, sensations, worries and urges

Session 4: Be Kind to Your Mind
Learn the importance of self-compassion for your thinking
Learn how to "de-fuse" harsh thinking
Practice mindful attention to your thoughts
Learn the power of acceptance and gratitude to relieve stress

Session 5: Laughter Is Good Medicine
Learn physical, mental and social benefits of laughter
Experience laughing for the health of it
Learn ways to include laughter in your life

Information will be sent when registered

Contact Information

Lisa Grenon, Family Programs Manager
Alt Phone - 269-961-4051