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Fall 2015: Introduction to Mindfulness - NCPD 121

Title

Fall 2015: Introduction to Mindfulness - NCPD 121

When

Mon. Nov 9, 2015 - Mon. Nov 30, 2015 (4 weeks)
Every Monday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Where

Zehmar Hall Lounge

This course explores the concept of mindfulness, which provides an opportunity to return oneself to the present moment and make conscious choices, rather than reacting unconsciously. The practice of mindfulness can be used as a tool to manage life stresses and as a way to cultivate positive emotional states. Drawing on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and other mindfulness teachers and researchers, class sessions include both discussion and the introduction of several formal mindfulness practices. By course end, students will have a good understanding of mindfulness and mindfulness-based stress reduction, as well as the tools to begin to apply it in their daily lives. Enrollment is limited to twenty students.
 
Instructor: Teresa Miller is an instructor in the U.Va . Department of Medicine and regularly teaches the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course through U.Va.’s Mindfulness Center. She has also served as a trainer with the Community Mediation Center of Charlottesville and as adjunct faculty at the Federal Executive Institute. She holds a BA in education from the College of William and Mary and an MEd from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
 
This class is offered by the School of Continuing & Professional Studies.
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