Thursdays: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

May 9, 2019
May 16, 2019
May 23, 2019
May 30, 2019 
June 6, 2019

Location: 583 E. Cedar St. Standish, MI 48658

In this FREE introduction to the practice of mindfulness to reduce stress, participants will learn:

  • Awareness of mindful breathing, eating, and moving
  • Increased flexibility in responding to stress
  • The power of acceptance, self-compassion and gratitude
  • To gain perspective on negative thoughts, sensations, worries
  • The physical, mental and social benefits of laughter
  • Self-care skills to feel better and find more enjoyment in life

Mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment without judgment. People who understand and cope well with emotions usually do better in school and at work, form stronger relationships, have fewer behavior problems, handle their own negative emotions better and tend to lead happier, healthier and less stressful lives.

This series of five classes is designed for teens, adults, teachers and parents and introduces the research behind mindfulness and basic meditative practices. We will discuss activities, tips and best practices to bring mindfulness practices into your life, home or classroom. 

Severe Mint Allergy: Please note that the instructor has a severe anaphylactic reaction to mint, menthol, and eucalyptus. It is an airborne allergy, so any mint (candy, gum, oil, fresh toothpaste, etc.) in the area will cause an allergic reaction requiring immediate medical attention.    

Accommodations

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 information contact Nicole Wethington at 989-344-3264 ext. 1 or wethingn@msu.edu.