Virtual Mindful Mondays - Every Monday 8:30 AM EDT
Led by: Barbara Walker, PhD
UC Integrative Health Performance Psychologist
Mindful Mondays is designed as an opportunity for you to take a pause in your day and practice a guided mindfulness exercise with your work community. All you need to do is show up online (MS Teams), turn your phone off, and be!
Paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non-reactively, nonjudgmentally and openheartedly as possible (Jon Kabat-Zinn).
When to Integrate:
• Maintaining internal and external composure – creating space between you and your surroundings (Bubble) • Clearing your head at nighttime • Creating positive energy • Hitting the reset buttons between meetings • During your commute • This training is only as good as you make it for yourself
• We can practice bringing our mindful attention to daily activities that are often performed mindlessly.
• We can pay attention to the movement of the body, and the sights and sounds around us.
• Perhaps pick one of these activities to serve as your “call to mindfulness” during the day:
Key is to practice mindfulness with consistency.
Hanh, T.N. (2017). The art of living: peace and freedom in the here and now.
Williams, M & Penman, D (2012). Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World
Zinn, J.K. (2005). Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
Insight Timer; Calm; HeadSpace; Inscape; Stop, Breathe, Think