Wednesday, April 13th
W20-306 (Student Center)
12-12:30pm: Mindful Eating Lunch
A special thanks to our co-sponsor: Women in Chemistry
Mindfulness: Well and Good.
Mary Ann Christie Burnside, EdD from The Mindfulness Studio
Life can be pleasant, painful and everything in between, including stressful. We’re hardwired for survival, though this instinct often adds to a felt sense of isolation, stress and unease. We also have innate wisdom, compassion and mindful awareness. These qualities can be cultivated and deepened to the benefit of ourselves and others. Happiness is available, and we can learn to help ourselves. We can live a well life on purpose. Well and good.
Join us for this experiential workshop to discover what mindfulness is and isn’t, the benefits of practice and more. Come learn skills and practices that will help you attend to the workings of the mind, deepen the capacity of the heart and connect with the physical body. Good for all parts of you! We’ll practice mindfulness together with formal and informal meditations including breath awareness, mindful speaking, listening and mindful eating. No experience required. All are welcome.
Mary Ann is a developmental psychologist who specializes in mindfulness education, positive psychology and relational health. She earned her doctorate in human development and psychology from Harvard University, is certified by the Relational Life Institute as a skills-based coach and has completed professional trainings in mindfulness and yoga for adults and children.
Mary Ann, who has studied and practiced mindfulness since 2003, began teaching about mindfulness in and around her community in 2008. In addition to her work at the mindfulness studio, she provides onsite training in public and private schools, corporations and health and human service settings and regularly participates in public speaking events, including Concord’s first TEDx Walden Pond 1.0 in 2012. Mary Ann enjoys writing about mindfulness and is currently working on her first book.
Workshop co-sponsored by Women in Chemistry