Professional Development Luncheon

Mindfulness and Stress (Revisited)
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
12-1:00 p.m.
B-315 Dewey Hall
Presented by Doug Guiffrida, associate professor

Mindfulness is a state of conscious, non-judgmental, present-focused awareness. While Mindfulness has been used for centuries by Buddhists and other spiritual traditions, the core ideas have relatively recently been applied in a wide range non-religious settings, including medicine, psychology, and education and a growing body of research supports the efficacy of mindfulness in these areas. Revisiting the successful luncheon from last year, this workshop will provide a general overview of mindfulness, discuss research supporting its effectiveness, and describe how mindfulness can be integrated into pedagogical practice to improve educational outcomes. An opportunity will also be provided to participate in a brief mindfulness activity.

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