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Workshops & seminars

Free mindfulness meditation program for undergraduates

Date & time

Monday, February 3, 2020
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Speaker(s)

Elvis Grahovic

Cost

This event is free

Organization

The Mindful Project

Contact

Léa Homer

Where

Mindspace Clinic
500-1310 Greene Ave, Westmount, QC H3Z 2B2

Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of your thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. It also involves acceptance, meaning that you pay attention to your thoughts and feelings without judging them — without believing, for instance, that there’s a right or wrong way to think or feel in a given moment.

When you practice mindfulness, your thoughts tune into what they’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.

In this free six-week student-oriented program, participants learn how to build a regular mindfulness meditation practice, which helps build a different outlook toward subjects such as stress, procrastination, compassion and digital well-being. Course materials will help participants understand the science behind all these topics and how regular mindfulness meditation practice works in the brain.

The theoretical aspect of these sessions focuses on a topic and explains how mindfulness may help resolve issues related to the topic. The practical aspect then teaches one way to practice mindfulness. In all, participants will learn a total of six different ways. Sessions also include opportunities for group discussions and for you to give feedback to the instructor.

Signing up includes at-home practice. Participants must practice the meditation technique the instructor taught a certain amount of time per day. This time will increase a bit each week. The goal is to have meditated every day for the duration of the program.

For more information, send a private message on Facebook or by email. Program offerings are available once per semester, both on the Loyola and Sir George Williams campuses.

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