Full course description
Dates: Sessions will take place every Friday from July 23-Sept 3, 2021. (The first session will be on July 23. The last session will be on Sept 3.)
Attendance: Sessions will be drop-in and can be attended as single sessions or multiple sessions. Each class will cover different material.
Time: 8:40 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
If you have been looking for a routine to improve your ability to manage stress, feel more connected while working from home, or get your morning started with an exercise to improve focus, join your community to practice mindfulness.
Mindfulness meditation is a secular exercise where you pay attention to the present moment by focusing on breath, sound, body sensations and other focal points.
Research has shown that regularly exercising mindfulness may:
- Increase feelings of connection and empathy towards others
- Improve memory
- Improve ability to fall asleep more quickly
- Improve focus and attention
- Decrease emotional reactivity
In the training you will practice different forms of mindfulness exercises in each class including:
- Mindfulness meditations
- Loving-kindness meditations
- Gratitude practices
- Self-compassion practices
Aisha Tejani is a Workplace Wellbeing Associate with Human Resources at UBC and has taught mindfulness for 5 years to over 1,800 participants in high schools, alternative schools, community centres and at UBC.