Tamarack District Library Lakeview, Michigan

Growing Minds~Building Communities

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Stress Less with Mindfulness

In cooperation with the MSU Extension service, we are pleased to offer a series of workshops about Mindfulness.  The sessions will be on Tuesdays, from 6-7:30 pm: January 31, February 7, February 21, and February 28. There is no cost for this program but please RSVP by calling 989-352-6274

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 and managing chronic conditions.  This series will introduce the practice of mindfulness to reduce stress in daily life.

Session 1: Begin with the Breath

  • Learn about the benefits of mindfulness
  • Pinpoint behaviors which can make you vulnerable or resilient to stress
  • Experience mindful movement as a way to relax

Session 2: Mindful Eating

  • Learn benefits of eating with mindful awareness
  • Create a personal hunger/fullness scale as a guide for sensing when and how much to eat

Session 3: Mindful Walking/Thought Surfing

  • Practice mindful walking
  • Identify how letting go of control can improve mental and physical happiness

Session 4: Be Kind to Your Mind

  • Learn the importance of self compassion for your thinking
  • Learn the power of acceptance and gratitude to relieve stress

Session 5: Laughter is Good Medicine

  • Learn physical, mental and social benefits of laughter