Practicing mindfulness on Monday helps you to begin the week with a positive mindset and manage your stress all week long. Check out The Monday Campaign’s DeStress Monday resources for tips to evidence-based stress reduction techniques of deep-breathing, mindfulness and positive affirmation. Here is more information on mindfulness, meditation, and all it’s benefits!
Join us for Healthy Monday meditation in Hendrick’s Chapel Small Chapel. Each session begins with 15 minutes of instruction and time to settle in, followed by 30 minutes of quiet meditation and 15 minutes of debriefing and discussion. All skill levels and faith traditions are welcome.
Sessions will be held from 12 pm – 1 pm in Hendricks Small Chapel on: February 3rd, February 10th, February 17th, February 24th, March 2nd, March 9th, March 23rd, March 30th, April 6th, April 13th, April 20th, April 27th.
Join us for Healthy Monday free weekly yoga classes offered to the SU community, co-sponsored with the Contemplative Collaborative. Our instructor, Cynthia Broccoli (pictured left) is a 200 hour certified Yoga instructor and a student of yoga for over 19 years. The class is open to anyone to try!
Sessions will be held from 1 pm – 2 pm in the Barnes Center Meditation Room on: February 3rd, February 10th, February 17th, February 24th, March 2nd, March 9th, March 23rd, March 30th, April 13th, April 20th, April 27th.
DeStress Monday Workshop Series:
We’re excited for you to experience our series of DeStress Monday workshops based on the science of Positive Psychology. These workshops help students gain skills to increase resilience, manage and cope with stress, cultivate mindfulness, strengthen communication skills, and form healthy habits, through introspection, positive psychology based practices, and DeStress Monday tips. Students will be given resources to create sustainable habits that support their mental and emotional well being. During each workshop, we will dive into an aspect of positive psychology, including: positive emotions, mindfulness and flow states, communication and conflict resolution, and using your strengths. Each session will start with an interactive talk on the topic, followed by a break-out activity (either alone, with partners, or as a large group), with time for questions and personal reflection at the end.
Workshops will be at held Syracuse University from 3 pm – 4 pm in the Barnes Center Mediation Room on: February 17th, February 24th, March 2nd, March 9th.
We are also offering sessions at Upstate Medical University in the Upstate Bistro (4th floor of the New Academic Building) from 4:15 – 5 pm on: February 17th, February 24th, March 2nd, March 9th, March 16th.
* There will be coffee and tea served and a chance to win a $10 Upstate Bistro gift card at the end of each session.
These guided meditations and practices to help bring more mindfulness to your life:
- Free guided meditation from UCLA Health offers several meditations of varying lengths and topics in both English and Spanish.
- The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society offers several brief meditations (5-10 minutes) that you can download for free.
- Meditation in Motion is a brief video created by SU students and faculty.