Mindfulness Events

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Spring 2022 Offerings


CSU’s Center for Mindfulness

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

Mindful Mondays Series :

The Center for Mindfulness is looking forward to offering Mindful Mondays this Spring semester.

These sessions will be offered through Zoom Mondays at 12:00-12:45MDT.

REMINDER: NO SESSION DURING SPRING BREAK 3/14/22 – Sessions resume on the 21st.

Link to join (meeting ID: 816 9759 4868, no passcode)

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February 21st | Loneliness

During this time of pandemic, we need to feel our connectedness – true belonging within our own being, with each other and all life. We explore a courageous practice of presence and deepen our collective commitment to creating a more compassionate world.

February 28th | Gratitude Meditation

Eckhart Tolle once said, “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” This session is an invitation to remember your own innate sense of gratitude and reconnect with that place inside yourself where you understand the gifted nature of life.

March 7th | Dealing With Uncertainty

Would you like to better manage a pervasive sense of worry, doubt, and insecurity? In this session, we’ll practice a mindset and skill to sit with uncertainty – personal, relational and global.

March 21st | Breaking Through Anger

We’ll discuss insights into anger and frustration – how we might get through those feelings and how to learn what they are here to teach you. We’ll practice using anger and finding some inner-peace on the other side.

March 28th | Creating a Consistent Meditation Practice

We’ll explore 3 key strategies for structuring your practice, so you can get it going in a way that works for you. This session is also appropriate for long-time meditators that wish to recommit or solidify a daily meditation practice.

April 4th | From Exhausted to Enlivened

This session will be strictly experiential and we’ll practice a technique where 40 minutes of rest is equal to 2.5 hours of sleep. The restorative and healing powers of sleep can be supercharged, as you tap into your own natural vitality.

 


Mindful Sleep Thursdays Drop-In Facilitated by Natalie Rolle

More information Coming Soon!


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.

Mindfully Managing Stress 

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Need to get a handle on your stress? This 4-session 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. To Register:https://forms.gle/x7hykFCb1Pxom7nx7  

 

Date  Time 
Mondays, January 31 to February 21  

 Wednesdays, March 2, March 9, March 23, March 30 

Thursdays, March 31 to April 21 

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

 4:15  – 5:45  p.m. 

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Colorado State University Extension – Larimer County

Join weekly wellness zoom classes from the comfort of your home. All classes are FREE and open to the public. Zoom “classrooms” will open 10 minutes before class start time.

 All classes are taught by Dr. Sue Schneider who offers health programs and education as a CSU Extension Health & Wellbeing Agent. Sue is a medical anthropologist, Duke certified integrative health coach, and a certified mindfulness instructor with over 20 years of experience educating diverse populations.

You can 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.

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Morning Meditation

First & third Thursdays of each month from 9:00 – 10:00 am – ONLINE

Jan. 6 & 20  s  Feb. 3 & 17  s  March 3 & 17  s  April 7 & 21 s  May 5 & 19

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 welcome! Register here.

Hope & Healing – ONLINE

Friday, January 14, 9:00 – 10:30 am

The turning of the year offers new promises. What do we dare to hope for? What aspects of individual and collective healing can we seek, even during difficult times? While there is no “secret” formula for bringing about change, there are a number of ways to access hope and healing. We will be drawing on perspectives from positive psychology and the science of mindfulness to explore how we might approach cultivating the inner resources that can support our aspirations. Register here.

Self-Care Planning Workshop – ONLINE

Friday, February 11, 9:00 – 10:30 am

Has self-care been secondary to everything else in your life? This workshop can help you identify what is important and how to make those things a greater priority. You will be led through a process developed by Duke Integrative Medicine to create an individualized self-care plan based on realistic goals and grounded in your values and vision for optimal well-being. Register here.

Emotional Resilience: Growing our Steady Inner Core – ONLINE

Wednesday, March 9, 9:00 – 10:30 am

When we face stress, our natural instinct is to turn away and distract from difficult emotions. In this experiential workshop, we will draw from mindfulness and compassion practices to explore alternative responses. We will be introduced to tools that help us stay present with difficult emotions, decrease our reactivity, build our stress resilience, and create new pathways for compassionate self-care. Register here.

Attend to Pain Mindfully – ONLINE

Wednesday, April 13, 9:00 – 10:30 am

Pain is part of being human. Yet our natural reaction to pain is usually to reject or control our discomfort, which can trap us into making things worse. We will explore new perspectives on pain that can help us loosen the trap by shifting how we relate to our difficulties. This class will introduce strategies that help us attend to and befriend our pain while maintaining safe places to rest when we experience discomfort. Register here.

Authentic Connection – ONLINE

Wednesday, May 11, 9:00 – 10:30 am

How often are we truly present with others? Our distractible nature can come at a cost to our relationships and we may not know how to change our behaviors to cultivate greater connection. In this class, we will explore four elements that are critical to connection — presence, mindfulness, attunement, and compassion — and practice mindful listening as a foundation for extending the gift of presence to others. Register here.

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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)

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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