Get Focused. Be Present.

"Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally." - Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

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NBC News: Mindfulness Meditation May Help Students Combat High Levels of Stress, Depression

 

Mindfulness in the News

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  • Mindfulness Meditation May Help Students Combat High Levels of Stress, Depression -NBC News
  • George Mumford teaches basketball greats the power of flow -Boston Globe
  • Why Google, Target, and General Mills Are Investing in Mindfulness -HBR
  • What the Golden State Warriors Teach Us About Mindfulness -LinkedIn Pulse
  • Mindfulness Is Transforming Leaders -Huffington Post

WE Student Resources

  • Practice meditation in the residence halls with members of the community
  • Explore the implementation of mindfulness in COMU 001: Healthy Brains, Healthy Bodies
  • Access virtual mindfulness such as yoga and tai chi in your hall

How to Practice

  • Bring your attention to the primary object of observation (e.g., sound of breath, bodily sensation, taste, etc.)
  • Be aware of it from moment to moment
  • When you notice that the mind has drifted into thought (i.e., mind-wandering), bring it back to the awareness of the present moment, to the observation of what is dominant in the moment
  • When a strong feeling/emotion arises, observe it, just be with it, and when it subsides return to the primary object of observation
  • Avoid becoming involved in the content of individual thoughts… observe them as “impermanent mind events” and not necessarily accurate.

Check out these resources from our friends at the VFBA!