Free Mindfulness Based Meditation Workshop
The Power of Paying Attention and Cultivating Awareness
The Counseling and Testing Services is offering a weekly meditation practice to facilitate ways you can create a more enriching and successful semester. The training is modeled after Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. and is based upon sound scientific research.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Meditation is a way of being in the present moment compassionately. It involves paying attention on purpose with an attitude of nonjudgmental acceptance and openness. You will learn strategies to observe your internal and external experiences in the present moment, how to maintain a sense of balance amidst the hectic pace of everyday living and embrace a more enriching life.
In a recent review of Mindfulness Meditation studies, J. M. Greeson (2009) reported that individuals who consistently practice this form of meditation have less emotional distress and an enhanced quality of life resulting in a more positive state of mind. The author concludes practicing Mindfulness Meditation regularly facilitates optimal mind/body wellness. Christopher K. Germer (2005) wrote, “Mindfulness is a skill that allows us to be less reactive to what is happening in the moment. It is a way of relating to all experience-positive, negative, and neutral-such that our overall level of suffering is reduced and our sense of well-being increases” (p. 4).
The program is free and open to students enrolled at UNT
Chestnut Hall 324
Repeats every week until Sun Dec 09 2012
Counseling and Testing Services
Event open to:
Dr. Martin Gieda