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Mindfulness Meditation Mondays are Back!

Retrain Your Brain imageMindfulness 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. Attend any of Counseling & Career Development’s monthly meditation biweekly sessions in the Library & Learning Commons (LLC) to learn how to meditate or build on previous meditation experience. Our practice will be secular (non-religious).

Open to all GRCC students and employees. Free. No registration required. Facilitator: Emily Nisley, Ph.D., LP, LPC

Mindfulness Meditation @GRCC Library
Meditation & Prayer Room (on the 1st floor)
Every other Monday this Fall starting 9/9/19
12-12:30 pm

  • 9/9 – Focusing and quieting the mind with mindful breathing meditation
  • 9/23 – Body awareness and relaxation with body-scan meditation
  • 10/7 – Mindful eating meditation
  • 10/21 – Soothing distress with self-compassion meditation
  • 11/4 – Fostering feelings of connectedness through loving-kindness meditation
  • 11/18 – Cultivating gratitude
  • 12/2 – Mountain meditation – A guided visualization to promote calm, inner strength and stability in the midst of challenging circumstances and stress

Check out the full schedule of Mind-Body Wellness events offered by the Counseling & Career Development office.

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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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Mindfulness Meditation Mondays

Mindfulness graphicGRCC counselor, Emily Nisley, is facilitating Mindfulness Meditation Monday sessions this semester. The sessions will be held in the Library’s Meditation & Prayer Room from 12 noon – 12:30 on Mondays. All GRCC students, faculty, & staff are welcome to learn how to meditate or build on previous meditation experience.  Practice will be secular, with no particular religious or spiritual beliefs required.  Chairs and floor seating are available; you’re welcome to bring a mat, cushion, towel, and/or blanket for more comfortable floor seating if desired.

What is Mindfulness?  The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and  Behavioral Science defines it as  “a state in which environmental cues are consciously manipulated, and the individual is engaged in actively constructing his or her environment.”

Take a look at some of the mindfulness resources in your GRCC Library!

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