Mindfulness Events

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Fall 2021 Offerings


CSU’s Center for Mindfulness

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CSU’s Center for Mindfulness (C4M) invites you to join:

Mindful Mondays Series with Lauren Ziegler

Please join us for another Mindful Mondays series. Lauren looks forward to practicing meditation with you and discussing mindfulness in real life. This is open to everyone!

*Please click here to receive the replays

Mindful Mondays
Monday’s 12:00 – 12:45pm MDT

October 11th – November 15th

Zoom Link to Join
Meeting ID: 898 2224 9913
Passcode: 336952

Session Descriptions

October 11th | Dealing with Fear and Letting Go: Most of us, in some way, struggle with fear—tensing against it or becoming overwhelmed by it. As we learn to attend to fear with mindfulness and care, its grip loosens, and we reconnect with our full aliveness, wisdom and love.

October 18th | The Path to Acceptance: In this session, we discuss four “I cannots” in terms of acceptance, we will share and practice together to hopefully come to a place of greater acceptance.

October 25th | Experiencing Feelings: Love and Fear: Practicing meditation can expand our window of tolerance for emotions that live within. In this session, we skillfully hold the tension and increase our capacity.

November 1st | Finding Peace During Times of Crisis: There have been some rough times on our planet, and being human involves some really difficult lessons. In this session, we practice establishing inner peace.

November 8th | Simmering Down Reactivity: In this session, we explore how we react to the world, release energy that pushes us towards inflation or deflation of the ego and recognize true humility.

November 15th | The Open Secret to Happiness: In this session we practice meditation and discuss areas related to finding sustained happiness: relationship with self, existential experience, and life balance.


Mindful Sleep Thursdays Drop-In Facilitated by Natalie Rolle

Topic: Mindful Sleep Thursdays with Natalie Rolle, Natalie.Rolle@colostate.edu

Co-Hosts: Debora.Colbert@colostate.edu and/or  Margit.Hentschel@colostate.edu, Center for Mindfulness at CSU

Date: Thursdays, September 9 – October 14, 2021 (drop in for one or all any Thursday at noon)

Time: 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) for session, and 12:30-12:45 for optional Q & A.

Facilitator: Natalie Rolle, MOT OTR/L works in CSU’s Occupational Therapy. She specializes in behavioral sleep treatments with training in Guided Mindfulness and Acceptance Therapy for Insomnia (GMATI) and advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI).  Natalie serves as the lead OT for sleep initiatives and manages a private practice. Natalie support client’s overall sleep quality and daytime functioning through behavioral interventions.  She also serves as a Student Veteran Coordinator for the New Start for Student Veterans program, focusing on supporting successful outcomes for higher education Veterans who face unique challenges.

Cost: There is no cost for this session.

Audience: Everyone is welcome.

Natalie Rolle is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
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These sessions are being recorded – the link to the recordings can be found on the “Guided Mindfulness Exercises” page.


CSU Health Network Presentations- Covering a variety of wellness topics including mindfulness, stress management, self-care, and more. Visit the CSU Health Network Presentation Request webpage to view session descriptions and submit an online request.

Mindfulness for Well-being in Stressful Times (for students)

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Need to get a handle on your stress? This 4-week workshop will cover 10 mindfulness practices to support your well-being.   Mindfulness is a way to train ourselves to be in the present moment with awareness, acceptance, and self-compassion. Practicing mindfulness can help us cope with difficult experiences, cultivate meaning, and boost positive emotions.  In this series we will delve into mind-body techniques which can strengthen our skills for dealing with life.  We will also have time to practice these new skills. We meet on zoom once a week and attending all 4 sessions is encouraged.  Registration is required; space is limited.  Register here– https://forms.gle/GRXPejkAH6zAFDzJ7

Date Time Facilitators
Fridays September 17 – October 8 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Viviane Ephraimson-Abt, M.Ed., LPC and Stephanie Zee, M.Ed.
Thursdays, October 7 – October 20 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Viviane Ephraimson-Abt, M.Ed., LPC and Stephanie Zee, M.Ed.
Tuesdays, November 2, November 9, November 16 and November 30 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Viviane Ephraimson-Abt, M.Ed., LPC and Stephanie Zee, M.Ed.

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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 10 minutes before class start time. All classes are FREE and open to the public.

Register for classes here.

Or visit the Larimer County Extension website and click on the Classes and Workshops tab.

Contact Sue Schneider at sdschneider@larimer.org for further information.

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

Sept. 2, 16, & 30  s  Oct. 7 & 21  s  Nov. 4 & 18  s  Dec. 2 & 16

Join us for 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!

Make it Stick: The Science and Art of Behavior Change – ONLINE

Wednesday, September 29, 9:00 – 10:30 am

Behavior changes rarely stick the first time around. We can increase our odds of success if we understand how behavior change works. This class will explore the Conscious Competence and Stages of Change models which can help us assess, address, and remove barriers that keep us from moving forward. You will gain practical strategies that can enhance your confidence and motivation for the lifestyle changes you want to make.

Cultivating Compassion from the Inside Out – ONLINE

Friday, October 29, 9:00 – 10:30 am

Research shows that we are most joyful when we are kind and generous to ourselves and others. Yet, there are barriers to compassion that often stand in our way. This class will explore research on the science of compassion to understand our evolutionary and psychological capacity for overcoming our barriers and cultivating greater kindness toward ourselves and others. Through a series of experiential exercises, you will gain tools and strategies that can help you cultivate greater self-compassion and widen your circle of compassion.

Positive Brain Change – ONLINE

Tuesday, November 16, 9:00 – 10:30 am

Recent research in neuroscience tells us that we can change our brains regardless of age or circumstance. This class will explore the concept of positive neuroplasticity, which refers to our ability to rewire our brains toward greater positivity and contentment. We will explore practices that help us undo our negativity bias and direct our brain toward the good. We will experiment with practices that help us develop our inner resources like gratitude, compassion, and resilience.

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Colorado State University Health Network

The CSU Health Network is every student’s home for health and well-being at Colorado State University. The department is committed to care of body and mind to help students succeed in college and life.  All CSU students have full access to our wide range of services, regardless of their insurance plan. Learn more about our services:

·   Medical Services

·   Counseling Services and Multicultural Counseling

·   Health Education and Prevention Services

CSU Health Network provides resources to help students learn how to improve mental health, manage stress and minimize anxiety. Visit https://health.colostate.edu/mental-health-resources for more detailed information.

CSU Health Network presentation requests cover a variety of topics including stress management, mindfulness, well-being, sexual health, alcohol and other drugs and more. The descriptions of the various presentation options are on the presentation request page

The CSU Still Point Reflection Space provides a spiritually nourishing, inclusive environment for CSU faculty, staff and students from all backgrounds and cultures. This is a space to prioritize self-care, pray, reflect, meditate and relax. Located on the 1st floor of the CSU Health and Medical Center, the Still Point Reflection Space is open for use during CSU Health Network normal operating hours. (Unavailable during the pandemic)

CSU Relaxation Pod and Stress Reduction Bio-Feedback Technology – Reserve at the CSU Health and Medical Center Info Desk, (970) 495-5246. (Unavailable during the pandemic)

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