Mindfulness is a state of mental, physical, and emotional awareness. As its popularity has grown, so has the number of research articles regarding the health benefits of practicing mindfulness. The American Psychological Association (APA) published an article in 2012 highlighting the findings of these research studies. These studies have shown that the benefits from practicing regular mindfulness include stress reduction, enhanced focus, less emotional reactivity, boosts to working memory, greater cognitive flexibility, and more!
Unsure of how to start incorporating mindfulness into your busy schedule? Counseling Services offers a fantastic workshop led by Dr. Hannah Roberts called Mindful Mondays. At this guided workshop you will practice different strategies to improve your emotional wellbeing as well as your ability to cope with life’s challenges. The weekly workshop is designed to provide you with a variety of exercises that you can use on your own throughout the day.
APA Mindfulness Article: http://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/07-08/ce-corner.aspx
Mindful Mondays with Dr. Hannah Roberts: http://www.hcs.calpoly.edu/content/counseling/workshops-open-meetings
Events for the day:
5/15: Mindful Monday @ Counseling Services, Bldg. 27 Room 137 | 4:10pm – 5:00pm
5/16: QPR: Suicide Intervention Skills Training – RSVP Required to firstname.lastname@example.org, Bldg. 27 Room 153 | 3:10pm – 4:30pm
5/17: Mental, Emotional, Resilience Fair @Mustang Way and Mott Lawn | 11:00am – 1:00pm
What did you do to challenge yourself today?
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