As we emerge from the isolation of remote work and teaching, it is important to focus on restoring and enhancing our well-being. Mindfulness, compassion and contemplative pedagogy offer entry points to starting new practices which support safe, welcoming and healthy learning environments.
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), as evidenced in the research of Dr. Kristen Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer, is proven to reduce stress, increase connection to others and strengthen emotional resilience. It also offers the possibility of fostering community and action-based compassionate understanding.
The purpose of these informal meditation sessions is to increase your self-awareness and self-compassion.
These weekly sessions are led by a series of certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and include a short opening talk, a guided meditation session of about 25-30 minutes, and a short wrap-up. You may participate on Zoom or join others for the Zoom broadcast in-person, in room H-629. We can accept up to 32 people in-person and no registration is required for attending in-person. Dr. Rami Nijjar will join us in person on December 5, 2022 and the session will be broadcast on the other days.
All Concordia faculty, students and staff are welcome to join either on Zoom or for the webcast in person in room H-629.