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Mindfulness Meditation Mondays are Back!

Regular practice of mindfulness meditation can reduce stress, improve attention and concentration, increase feelings of connectedness, and may strengthen the immune system and improve stress-related physical and mental health conditions. Join us for any of our weekly mindfulness meditation sessions to learn how to meditate or build on previous meditation experience. GRCC counselor, Emily Nisley, will facilitate sessions using a variety of common mindfulness meditation exercises. Our practice will be secular; no particular religious or spiritual beliefs are required. Chairs and floor seating are available; you’re welcome to bring a mat, cushion, and/or blanket for more comfortable floor seating if desired.

Here is the Winter 2019 schedule of mediations:

  • 1/21 – Loving-kindness meditation in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 1/28 – Mindfulness of breath
  • 2/4 – Eating meditation
  • 2/11 – Body-scan meditation
  • 2/18 – Mindfulness of breath & body
  • 2/25 – RAIN meditation
  • 3/4 – No session (Mid-semester break)
  • 3/11 – Mindfulness of breath, body, & emotions
  • 3/18 – Mountain meditation
  • 3/25 – Mindfulness of breath, body, emotions, & thoughts
  • 4/1 – Walking meditation
  • 4/8 – Mindfulness of breath, body, emotions, & thoughts
  • 4/15 – Lake meditation
  • 4/22 – Earth Day Gratitude meditation
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Exam Cram Thursday Special Events

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Lining Up for Exam Cram Goodies

Add Exam Cram to your Dec. 6 Thursday calendar – where FREE snacks and quiet & group study spaces abound.  Special events include:

Body Scan Meditation – led by Emily Nisely 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: the LRC LIB 1 Meditation / Prayer Room: In this guided meditation, we bring our awareness to each part of the body, sequentially and then as a whole, non-judgmentally, with opportunities to soften any tension found along the way. Many people find this produces deep physical relaxation and a sense of mental calm.

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Exam Cram Wednesday Special Events

Add Exam Cram to your Dec. 5 Wednesday calendar – where FREE snacks and quiet & group study spaces abound.  Special events include:

Mountain Meditation led by Emily Nisely – 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM in the LRC LIB 1 Meditation / Prayer Room – led by Emily Nisely. This guided visualization promotes feelings of calm grounding, inner strength, and stability in the midst of challenging circumstances and stress.

Weaving Workshop – led by Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood – 11:00 AM – 2:00 in the LRC LIB Lobby.   Feeling stressed about final exams? Treat yourself to a free make & take weaving workshop with Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, host of the CraftSanity Podcast and GRCC adjunct journalism professor. Bring an open mind and good vibes. No experience necessary. Looms and yarn will be provided. See you there!

 

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Exam Cram Monday

Exam Cram starts today – Monday, December 3 – with free snacks and quiet and group study spaces!  Don’t miss Meditation Monday with Emily Nisely – from 12-12:30 in the LLC Meditation & Prayer Room.

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Meditation to get you through Exams

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During Exam Cram week, there are special Meditation Sessions provided:

  • Monday (12/3) 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM: LRC LIB 1 Meditation / Prayer Room
    • Weekly Mindfulness Meditation: This week’s practice will be a loving-kindness meditation, which cultivates feelings of kindness and compassion for ourselves and others. Regular practice is known to increase experiences of positive emotions such as joy, gratitude, hope, and love.
  • Wednesday (12/5) 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Location changed to LRC LIB 1 Meditation / Prayer Room
    • The Mountain Meditation: This guided visualization promotes feelings of calm grounding, inner strength, and stability in the midst of challenging circumstances and stress.
  • Thursday (12/6) 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Location changed to LRC LIB 1 Meditation / Prayer Room
    • Body Scan Meditation: In this guided meditation, we bring our awareness to each part of the body, sequentially and then as a whole, non-judgmentally, with opportunities to soften any tension found along the way. Many people find this produces deep physical relaxation and a sense of mental calm.

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