Mindfulness Events

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Spring 2020 Offerings


CSU’s Center for Mindfulness

presents

Mindful Mondays Noon Practice

DATES: January 25 – March 1, 2021

TIMES: 12:00 noon – 12:45 pm.
WHERE: Zoom Link below:

6-Week Series

Everyone is welcome.  Free of charge.

Zoom information below.

Announcing another Mindful Mondays 6-week series from the Center for Mindfulness with Lauren Ziegler.

These sessions will be offered through Zoom Mondays at 12:00-12:45MDT January 25th until March 1st. Here is the info:

Link to join (meeting ID: 882 5089 7993, passcode: 891704) iCalendar

If you are unable to attend the LIVE sessions, but you would like the recordings, please click here to sign up for the replays and they will be sent directly to you.

January 25th | Finding Inner Peace

Learn to make peace with your mind and not take thoughts so personally. The fact that we all have judgmental thoughts is not our fault, but we can take responsibility for those voices and ask them to leave.

February 1st | Surrendering

In this session, we will explore an approach to come to terms with the way things are. Whether it’s a limitation to accept, an event, life change, or something to let go of, mindfulness strategy can give us the courage.

February 8th | Present Moment Mindfulness

To see takes time, and in this session we will continue to practice inhabiting our own selves and really witnessing and experiencing the world around us.

February 15th | Opening Your Heart

In the words of Mark Nepo, “To hold nothing back in every breath is a spiritual practice.” To not hold back means having the intention to be open, in a daily way.

February 22nd | Mindfulness For Healing

Befriending ourselves and healing inner wounds can change our lives. The peace we are looking for is not somewhere else, but in a loving acceptance of ourselves.

March 1st | Elements Meditation

This special guided elements meditation will utilize the senses to expand perception, sensuality and sensitivity to the beauty of the present moment.

If you are unable to attend live, please email info@laurenziegler.com to access the recordings of the sessions.

 

FACILITATOR: Lauren Ziegler is a teacher of mindfulness and meditation since 2012. She holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota with an emphasis in mindfulness-based stress reduction. She has advanced formal and clinical training and is certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Lauren is a speaker and educator leading over a hundred thousand people in guided meditation for stress reduction, relaxation and deep sleep. She provides a blend of education and practical, experiential tools with the goal of showing you how to use them as needed to feel better, think better and work better. Feel free to say hello to her at: info@laurenziegler.com

 


Mindful Sleep Wednesdays

Dates: January 27 – March 3, 2021

Sleep is foundational to our health and our ability to be of service in the world.

Center for Mindfulness – Announcing another 6-week Mindful Sleep Series from the Center for Mindfulness with Lauren Ziegler.

 These sessions will be offered through Zoom Wednesdays at 12:00-12:45MDT November 4nd until December 9th. Here is the info: 

Link to join (meeting ID: 880 6830 3022, passcode: 296890iCalendar

 If you cannot make it, you can click here to sign up to get the replays delivered to you.

 January 27th | Deep Relaxation For Falling Asleep

Experience a powerful process for systematically winding down the body, nervous system and mind so you can rest in the deepest state of relaxation.

February 3rd | Sleeping With Emotions

Lying there in bed, your mind swirling with dissatisfaction and fear, you’re not alone. It’s natural to ruminate on what’s not working out at bedtime, and this session provides a way to work with emotions while falling asleep.

 February 10th | Morning Meditation For In Bed

Practicing this guided meditation in the morning upon waking is a fulfilling way to start the day, especially when dealing with anxiety or depression.

 February 17th | The Power Nap

Learn a method that offers the opportunity for rest in a unique physiological state where 30 mins is equivalent to 2 hours of normal sleep. Use this to take a break and reset, whether you fall asleep or not.

 February 24th | Letting Go Of The Day

Letting go of the day is the biggest challenge when it comes to going to sleep on time and having a smooth transition. Learn a revolutionary way to work with your busy, worried mind to get incredible sleep.

 March 3rd | Tools for Insomnia

This session offers a breathwork technique to reliably bring yourself towards sleep, as well as a discussion of sleep hygiene and review of tools. 

FACILITATOR: Lauren Ziegler is a teacher of mindfulness and meditation since 2012. She holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota with an emphasis in mindfulness-based stress reduction. She has advanced formal and clinical training and is certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Lauren is a speaker and educator leading over a hundred thousand people in guided meditation for stress reduction, relaxation and deep sleep. She provides a blend of education and practical, experiential tools with the goal of showing you how to use them as needed to feel better, think better and work better. Feel free to say hello to her at: info@laurenziegler.com_

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Colorado State University Extension – Larimer County

Join weekly wellness zoom classes from the comfort of your home. Zoom “classrooms” will open 15 minutes before class start time. All classes are FREE and open to the public.

hosted by Dr. Sue Schneider

Join us for weekly morning meditation sessions. You will receive basic instruction as well as guided meditations, mindfulness reflections, and time for silent practice. Our practices, which vary week to week, will support you in cultivating mindful awareness, presence, and compassion. All levels are welcomed!

Morning Meditation: Thursdays 9:00 – 10:00 am – ONLINE

January 7, 14, 21, 28

February 4, 11, 18, 25

March 4, 11, 18, 25

Join us for weekly morning meditation sessions. You will receive basic instruction as well as guided meditations, mindfulness reflections, and time for silent practice. Our practices, which vary week to week, will support you in cultivating mindful awareness, presence, and compassion. All levels are welcomed!

Link: https://zoom.us/j/98570436399?pwd=RTBrUGpUbG9xTkJRYWM0NDQ0NlB5UT09

No registration required. Join whenever you can!

Emotional Resilience: Growing our Steady Inner Core – ONLINE

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 9:00 – 10:30 am

When we face stress, our natural instinct is to turn away, self-protect and distract from difficult emotions. In this experiential workshop, we will draw from mindfulness principles and practices to explore alternative responses. Mindfulness offers tools to help us stay present with difficult emotions, decrease our reactivity, and build our stress resilience. This class will support us in creating new pathways for mindful self-care.

Email to register: sdschneider@larimer.org

Compassion in Action – ONLINE

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Recent research in neuroscience has helped to uncover our natural inclination toward cooperation and kindness. It has also revealed barriers to compassion that stand in our way, most importantly a lack of self-compassion. This class will explore how we might remove these barriers, cultivate compassion for ourselves and others, and apply healthy compassion in widening circles.

Email to register: sdschneider@larimer.org

Tame your Stress – ONLINE

Tuesday, March 16, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Stress and negative self-thoughts can be our constant companions. Bringing awareness to the mental habits that keep us stuck in a cycle of stress can be freeing when done with mindfulness. We will explore the practical applications of mindfulness for stress reduction in our everyday lives and learn how we can change our brains for the benefit of our well-being.

Email to register: sdschneider@larimer.org

ONLINE Mini-class Series (Click on the links below to watch the videos)

Mindfulness for Challenging Times (18:01): https://youtu.be/K99FWeRXVO4

Emotional Resilience (17:19): https://youtu.be/emp3pXqdnNw

Healthy Compassion (17:37): https://youtu.be/BzIyCY9TjrY

 

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Additional Resources from the CSU Health Network for Students:  

https://health.colostate.edu/covid-19-resources/

Additional Resources from the CSU Health Network:

As we begin the semester, many of us are facing challenges and uncertainty related to the pandemic, racial injustice, economic instability and political unrest.

In times of emotional distress, students can experience difficulties that may show up during your interactions with them. CSU Health Network provides numerous resources to help students learn how to improve their mental health, manage stress and minimize anxiety.

Your referrals make a difference. If you know a student who could benefit from support, please connect them with these resources.

There is also a new resource for those who teach to learn how to embed well-being into your classes and work with students – Well-Being in Academic Environments.  

Now more than ever, we must encourage each other, including students, that seeking help is a sign of strength.

In addition to CSU Health Network resources, Tell Someone is a university resource where you can report concerns about safety and mental health – yours or someone else’s. If you believe someone is at risk of immediate harm, call 911. 

 Student Mental Health Support Resources from CSU Health NetworkFall 2020

·         YOU@CSU – your online 24/7 student success tool, has added 50+ COVID-19 related resources to help students adapt to an ever-changing world while social distancing and learning online. New content is regularly added to explore other timely topics like finding your voice amidst social injustices, preparing for election stress, and how to support your mental health during these difficult times. Find these resources, self-assessment tools and more at you.colostate.edu or login through RAMweb.

·         Counseling Services – By paying student fees, CSU students have access to a wide range of mental health support resources at no additional cost. All Counseling Services are currently provided by phone or online. 

o    If you have an urgent mental health concern, please call (970) 491-7111 to speak with a counselor now (available 24/7).

o    If you are calling to set up routine services or with a routine concern, call (970) 491-6053 during drop-in hours:

·         Mondays: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

·         Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

·         Wednesdays: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

·         Thursdays: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

·         Thursdays: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

o    For students who are deaf or hard of hearing, please begin by calling 711 and Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) can help you communicate with our on-call counselors.

o    Learn more about what to expect at a Counseling Services appointment.

·         Multicultural Counseling Services – Designed for students who have been historically underrepresented and aims to reduce barriers for you to access and navigate Counseling Services. The webpage features a list of identity-specific services and resources that can support your emotional health and overall wellness, including Multicultural Counseling Drop-In Hours, Identity Based Group Counseling, Peer Support Identity Groups and information about the Multicultural Counseling Team and Student Office Liaisons. 

·         SilverCloud Health – self-guided online modules based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that are free for students. Now might be the perfect time to boost skills to improve your well-being and manage anxiety and depression, improve your sleep or boost your body image. Some modules may include virtual coaching support, when available.

·         Theme Groups – Theme therapy groups help students connect with others who share common experiences, identities and concerns. Theme groups for Fall 2020 include: 

o    Coping with COVID/Anxiety Support

o    Coming Out, Being Out and Questioning Support Group 

o    Transgender and Gender Fluid Support Group

o    Women of Color Support Group

o    Alcohol and Other Drugs Support Group

o    DBT Tools for Success

o    Body Positive

o    International Student Support Group, and more. 

o    The full line-up, including descriptions, dates and times, is available online. Call (970) 491-6053 to register. Pre-session screenings are required.

·         Nod app – strengthen your connections – It can be tough to figure out how to be ‘social’ and deal with loneliness in this new reality of physical distancing. Nod offers ideas for strengthening social ties so you can have a rewarding social life even when you’re apart from your people. The app uses evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based self-compassion. It reminds us of the small things we can do to create positive moments for ourselves and the people we care about. Download Nod for free in the Apple and Google Play stores, or find it on YOU@CSU.

·         Skill-Building Group Workshops – Available for students only, at no additional charge.

o    Mindfulness for Well-Being in Stressful Times – Practicing mindfulness can help us cope with difficult experiences and cultivate meaning and positive emotions.  In 4 weeks, this Zoom workshop will cover 10 mindfulness practices to support your well-being. Register online.

·         Thursdays, Sept. 17 – Oct. 8, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

·         Tuesdays, Oct. 13 – Nov. 3, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

·         Wednesdays, Oct. 28 – Nov. 18, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

·         Mondays, Nov. 9 – Dec. 7, 3:30 – 5 p.m. (not meeting during Fall Break)

o    Additional skill-building workshops, including Anger Management, Gender Issues (for male-identified students), Harm Reduction, Stages of Change, Values Clarification and Who Am I?. Call (970) 491-6053 to register.

·         Rams Fail Forward – Recovering and learning from failure is important to success. Take the Rams Fail Forward pledge and learn more about how to bounce back from failure.

·         Drugs, Alcohol and You (DAY) Programs – Students who are concerned about their substance use (including alcohol, marijuana and/or other drugs) can engage with DAY Programs for individual appointments, workshops and other services. Call (970) 491-4693 for more information.

·         Substance Use Self-Assessment Tools – Concerned about your substance use during these stressful times? Free self-assessment tools, including Marijuana eCHECKUP TO GO, are available to help you check-in. 

·         Tobacco CessationStudents who are thinking about or are ready to quit vaping, smoking or using tobacco can meet one-on-one with a professional health coach who specializes in tobacco cessation.

·         Opioid Use Disorder Treatment – Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is available to students who suffer from abuse of heroin, pain pills or any other opioid use. For Fall 2020, CSU students who are already stabilized on their medication(s), such as Buprenorphine or Naltrexone, can transfer their care to CSU Health Network. 

 ** Visit the Keep Engaging site for additional health and well-being resources for students, including food and financial support.**

NOTE: CSU Health Network is partially funded by CSU student fees, and access to most services is available for fee-paying CSU-Fort Collins students only. For more information Visit health.colostate.edu or call (970) 491-7121 for more info.

 For Faculty and Staff
Learn more about additional mental health resources for CSU faculty and staff:

Questions? Call CSNetwork Health Education and Prevention Services

(970) 491-1702

Zen Club Weekly Meetings

  • When: 5:30-6:30pm every Wednesdays
  • Where: Danforth Chapel (The Oval, CSU)
  • What: Zen Club weekly meetings provide an opportunity for students and community members to cultivate mindfulness, awareness and self-discipline through sitting and walking meditation. Also it occasionally brings to the campus speakers and educators of the zen meditation perspective.

*Contact Erich Stroheim (erich@rams.colostate.edu), (970) 482-3811if you have any questions