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ONLINE Mindfulness for Better Living

Mindfulness for Better Living Online One Time Workshops 
Mindfulness can be defined as paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally. Research has shown that practicing mindfulness is effective in reducing stress-related symptoms such as worry, depression and physical tension, and may be helpful in managing chronic conditions. Mindfulness for Better Living includes a suite of one-time workshops to help people learn ways to use mindfulness to manage everyday stress.

Online Live Zoom Webinars
12-1 p.m. ET on Wednesdays

Jan. 12 - Nov. 30, 2022 (please note: no classes on 5/18, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 9/14, 10/26, 11/2)
Topics Vary Each Week - Register for one, or several. You will be able to pick and choose which classes to attend when you register.

Dates and Topics
1.12.22   Changing Negative Self Talk
1.19.22   Maintaining Health in Challenging Times
1.26.22   Mindfulness for Parents and Caregivers
2.2.22     Begin with a Breath
2.9.22     Mindful Eating
2.16.22   Teaching Kids Mindful Eating
2.23.22   Mindfully Feeding Infants & Toddlers
3.2.22    The Importance of Adult Sibling Relationships
3.9.22     What is Anger?
3.16.22   Calming Down & De-Stressing
3.23.22   Six Principles of Problem Solving
3.30.22   Forgiving & Letting Go of the Past
4.6.22     RELAX Alternatives to Anger for Parents & Caregivers
4.13.22   Mindful Educators Part 1
4.20.22   Mindful Educators Part 2
4.27.22   Mindful Walking
5.4.22    Be Kind to Your Mind
5.11.22  Laughter is the Best Medicine
5.25.22  Begin with a Breath
6.1.22    Mindful Eating
6.8.22   Teaching Kids Mindful Eating
6.15.22  Mindfulness for Parents & Caregivers
6.22.22  The Importance of Adult Sibling Relationships
7.20.22  Caring for the Caregiver
7.27.22  Teaching Kinds Mindful Eating
8.3.22    Mindfully Feeding Infants & Toddlers
8.10.22  RELAX Alternatives to Anger for Parents & Caregivers
8.17.22  Mindful Educators Part 1
8.24.22  Mindful Educators Part 2
8.31.22  Changing Negative Self Talk
9.7.22    Maintaining Health in Challenging Times
9.21.22  What is Anger?
9.28.22  Calming Down & De-Stressing
10.5.22  Six Principles of Problem Solving
10.12.22 Forgiving & Letting Go of the Past
10.19.22 Begin with a Breath
11.9.22   Mindful Walking
11.16.22 Be Kind to Your Mind
11.23.22 Mindful Eating
11.30.22 Laughter is the Best Medicine 


Mindfulness for Parents and Caregivers This workshop is designed to introduce basic mindfulness concepts, activities and publications to parents and caregivers of young children.

Teaching Kids Mindful Eating Learn benefits of eating with mindful awareness, increase awareness in portion sizes for children and learn about competent eating.

Mindfully Feeding Infants and Toddlers During this workshop, participants will explore research on parenting styles, mindfulness and temperament and learn how those factors can lead to responsive feeding of infants and toddlers.

Mindful Educators  Mindful Educators is a workshop for teachers in elementary through high school.  Participants will get an introduction to mindfulness and learn ways to build their own mindful practice.

RELAX: Alternatives to Anger for Parents and Caregivers  RELAX: Alternatives to Anger for Parents and Caregivers is a workshop to help adults support young children’s development of self-control and dealing with strong emotions.

Maintaining Health During Challenging Times  Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, physical, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel & act. It determines how we handle stress, relate to others & make choices.

Caring for the Caregiver Learn the importance of self-care for caregivers. Practice some strategies for self-care. Find out resources for learning more about self-care for caregivers.

The Importance of Adult Sibling Relationships and Your Caregiving Journey  Sibling relationships change as the years go by, usually very close in early years, less so in teens/early adult years, then growing closer as the years go by. One of the things that tends to bring siblings back together in later life is the need to care for aging parents.

Begin with a Breath Begin with a Breath introduces participants to the experience and practice of mindfulness, with a goal of reducing stress.

Mindful Eating  Mindful Eating explores ways mindfulness can improve your relationship with food.

Mindful Walking Mindful Walking introduces the benefits of slowing down with moment to moment awareness walking to connect body and mind and explores ways to ride out waves of strong emotions through thought surfing.

Be Kind to Your Mind Be Kind to Your Mind explores techniques to learn to be a detached observer of your thoughts using the power of acceptance and gratitude.

Laughter is the Best Medicine Laughter is the Best Medicine explores the social, emotional, mental, and physical benefits of laughter.

What is anger? This lesson includes defining anger and learning to recognize your own anger triggers.

Calming Down and De-Stressing This lesson includes ways to calm down during everyday anger and stress situations.

Six Principles of Problem Solving This lesson includes skills to begin to work on problem solving during conflict.

Forgiving and Letting Go of the Past This lesson includes ways to begin to explore forgiveness.

This is a free class.  
This is a live class using Zoom and will not be recorded.  Instructions on Zoom software and setup will be sent in the confirmation email. 


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information or questions, contact Holly Tiret, tiret@msu.edu, Georgina Perry, perrygeo@msu.edu