Mindfulness is a way of being in your life: fully present in mind and body, paying attention. Practicing Mindfulness can put us more directly and more frequently in contact with our innate capacity for being calm, stable and aware. Many people use Mindfulness practices to cope with stress, alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, and help manage chronic pain.
Fall Schedule: Tuesdays, September 6 through December 13, 2011
Time: Noon to 1:00 PM
Location: John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill
Cost: Free – No Pre-Registration Required
This popular weekly series is open to people of all levels of familiarity and experience with Mindfulness. Curiosity is as good a reason as any for attending. Information and instruction will be available for newcomers.
Sessions are offered free of charge. No special clothing or equipment is necessary. Chair seating will be used throughout sessions. Time will be made at the beginning and end of each session to ask and answer questions, and to exchange feedback about our shared experience.
Mindfulness session facilitator Clare Evancie is a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a graduate of UVM’s Master’s Program in Counseling. She works as a counselor in the University’s Employee Assistance Program, located at 466 South Prospect Street (656-2100). For more information, contact Clare Evancie.
The UVM Mindfulness Practice Center, under the direction of UVM's Center for Health and Wellbeing, offers regular groups and workshops open to all members of the campus community. Groups meet in the meditation room on the third floor of the Allen House (corner of Main and South Prospect Street) and admission is free. Beginners are always welcome and meditation instruction will be provided. The group includes silent and/or guided sitting meditation and group sharing/discussion. Occasionally, other mindfulness practices, such as walking meditation and lovingkindness meditation, are included. See their website for details. For additional information, call (802) 656-3340 or e-mail Miv London.