UF | Counseling & Wellness Center
Workshops & groups: https://counseling.ufl.edu/services/gw/
Integrative Medicine, UF Health & Mindfulness
Mindfulness Meditation Retreat Weekend
Time: Nov. 5 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm) and Nov 6, 2016 (9:00 am to 3:00 pm). Two day retreat.
Location: Wonderful Casa Micanopy
Address: 22259 NW 75th Avenue Rd., Micanopy, FL 32667.
Teacher: Dr. Jan Snyder
Meditation uncovers our wisdom and sharpens our intelligence. In this workshop, we receive practical instructions and tools for bringing the clarity of mindfulness and awareness into every day life. Daily challenges can become opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action. Through the practice of meditation we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. We will engage in meditation and awareness practices, contemplative exercises, and self insight and discovery, all within a safe and gentle environment.
Bring comfortable clothing. If you prefer to sit on your own cushion please bring it along.
Registration is open to students, staff and faculty members at UF; and the general public. The registration fee covers lunch and light tea/coffee breaks. REGISTRATION FOR THIS RETREAT IS CLOSED.
For questions about the retreat please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course
Offered through the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine | UF Health Integrative Medicine Program
Time: Sept. 7 – Nov. 2, 2016; eight Wednesdays 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Location: Facilities Admin. Bldg., 1281 Newell Drive, Gainesville, FL 32610.
Teacher: Nancy Lasseter, EdS, LMHC. Wellness Educator UF Health Integrative Medicine Program.
Let’s face it, life in this century is not easy. We’re bombarded with social media, work expectations, lists of things to do that don’t seem to get done, stress-related illness, environmental concerns, family and relationship issues, and worries that keep us awake at night. We can all use some support in bringing ease into our daily lives.
The eight week fall session of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) offers the possibility of bringing greater peace and well being into your life. The course begins on September 7th – November 2nd for 8 Wednesdays, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. See the attached flyer for details.
MBSR has been recognized worldwide for over 30 years as a research-based working approach to a variety of health issues including anxiety, stress, depression, grief, fatigue, pain, chronic illness, eating disturbances, and sleep problems.
A little background info about me, as the MBSR instructor. I received both my Masters and a Specialist degree from the UF Counselor Education Department in 1984. With my nearly 30 years of work as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, past coordinator of Shands Contemplative Arts programs, current UF Health Integrative Medicine Wellness Educator, and with years of mindfulness training and personal practice, I happily offer this course to you. I have taught MBSR since 2004 to over 300 people.
This course will introduce you to time tested stress reduction skills that include sitting meditation, walking meditation, the body scan, yoga, qigong, and includes gratitude and kindness practices. You will be given homework and audio files to practice at home and work.
4H Workshop “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life”
- Seed workshop for teenagers.
- July 27, 2016 (9:00 am to 12:00pm), UF campus, Reitz Union.
- Organizers and Teachers (UF IFAS extension): Monika Brinkley and Shelley Swanson.
- Teachers: Sabine Grunwald (Mindfulness sessions) and Kim Holton (Yoga).
“Mindfulness session” at the Dean’s retreat, College of the Arts
Taught by S. Grunwald, Infinity Hall, Gainesville FL (June 28, 2016)
“Good Life Class”
New pillar mindfulness unit in the IUF 1000 “What is the Good Life” general educ. class in one instructor led section. Instructor: F. Lewis (Fall 2015)