Mindfulness Practice Group
Sep
6
to Nov 15

Mindfulness Practice Group

  • Mount Carmel Healthy Living Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn how to exercise your ability to focus, recharge, and connect with mindfulness. Practicing together is a great way to establish mindful habits. These six practice sessions are an opportunity for you to learn about the mindfulness practice and gain confidence in your ability to do it.

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Mindfulness Strategies for Insomnia and Worry
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Mindfulness Strategies for Insomnia and Worry

Are your worries running the show at bedtime? Are you convinced that you worry more than other people?

Explore useful strategies and exercises that help quiet the discomfort, confusion and worry that sometimes overwhelm us. Break the patterns of these challenging habits and responses by taking a different path. Change your reactions and the rest and relief from anxiety you crave will follow naturally.

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Cultivating Internal Friendliness
Oct
28
8:00 AM08:00

Cultivating Internal Friendliness

Forcing ourselves to express friendliness towards challenging people is about as realistic as trying to force ourselves to stop thinking or feeling. It doesn’t usually go well. The current cultural environment of political polarization and tribalism can increase the level of difficulty exponentially. 

The Unified Mindfulness framework provides several practical tools and insights for expressing emotions in liberating ways. Instead of trying to feel things we don’t feel, this session explores ways to become more familiar with our emotional activations in real time and to fight with them less.

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Come Back to Your Senses through the Holidays
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Come Back to Your Senses through the Holidays

Mindfulness doesn't get rid of our stressors, but it can change the way relate to them.

Spend an interactive morning exploring various multi-sensory approaches to this healthy mindset. Find out how making a habit of paying attention differently makes it possible to feel more at home in your own life, even in the midst of discomfort, confusion and holiday-related stress.

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Mindfulness Workshop at The Columbus Museum of Art
Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Mindfulness Workshop at The Columbus Museum of Art

This 3-hour workshop includes a myth-busting introduction to mindfulness and a chance to explore the Columbus Museum of Art while practicing mindful walking and visual-based mindful awareness exercises. There will be guided instruction, opportunities to ask questions and customize your exploration, and process this unique experience as a group.

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Mindfulness Resources
Apr
17
6:30 PM18:30

Mindfulness Resources

Join experienced mindful awareness coach Daron Larson to find out why he calls mindfulness attentional fitness training. Learn the specific skills of attention that mindfulness develops and why they're so important.He will also share his recommendations for books, apps, and retreats that can help you get started exploring the possibilities for yourself.

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Mindfulness for Relaxation
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Mindfulness for Relaxation

Discover how to find and create restful states in order reduce stress, decrease pain, and enjoy life more fully. Learn to identify opportunities to create beneficial periods of rest in the midst of your daily routine. This session serves as a great introduction to mindfulness and an interesting refresher for experienced practitioners.

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Come Back to Your Senses with Mindful Walking
Sep
9
9:00 AM09:00

Come Back to Your Senses with Mindful Walking

Walking is a great way to improve your physical and emotional health. It also has the potential to provide a break from the thinking and worrying we default to in our cubicles or workspaces. But often when we head outdoors, our attention tends to stay anchored in our heads. Learn a simple focus strategy and try it out in Sharon Woods

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Body Awareness for Emotional Intelligence (Part 2)
Apr
18
4:00 PM16:00

Body Awareness for Emotional Intelligence (Part 2)

Mindfulness practice offers ways to observe your feelings with curiosity instead of evaluation. It provides practical tools for knowing yourself more and fighting with yourself less. This class series explores how mindfulness practice leads to deeper self-awareness and a richer, kinder relationship with yourself.  

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Body Awareness for Emotional Intelligence (Part 1)
Apr
11
4:00 PM16:00

Body Awareness for Emotional Intelligence (Part 1)

Mindfulness practice offers ways to observe your feelings with curiosity instead of evaluation. It provides practical tools for knowing yourself more and fighting with yourself less. This class series explores how mindfulness practice leads to deeper self-awareness and a richer, kinder relationship with yourself.  

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Defensive Thriving: Navigating Difficult People with Mindfulness
Nov
12
4:30 PM16:30

Defensive Thriving: Navigating Difficult People with Mindfulness

Thursdays, November 12 and 19

Mindfulness practice can transform our relationship to our thoughts and feelings. Consistent, intentional observation of our own subjectivity can free us from needing circumstances to be perfect in order to feel at home in our lives. But how do we maintain this freedom as we navigate the world of other – often challenging – people?

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Pathway to Meditation: A Labyrinth Walk
Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Pathway to Meditation: A Labyrinth Walk

  • OSU Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A labyrinth is a winding path designed to foster awareness and acceptance. Learn how to walk the labyrinth and gain practical insights into this ancient practice that can be applied when walking anywhere. This is a low-impact, slow walking activity. 

This workshop for cancer survivors and caregivers is sponsored by JamesCare for Life.

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Feel More at Home in Your Life — Saturday Morning Retreat
Oct
24
9:00 AM09:00

Feel More at Home in Your Life — Saturday Morning Retreat

Spend an interactive morning exploring various multi-sensory approaches to this healthy mindset. Find out how making a habit of paying attention differently makes it possible to feel more at home in your own life, even in the midst of stress, confusion and discomfort. Learn and practice effective strategies for paying closer attention to being alive and aware.

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Feel Your Feelings with Mindfulness
Oct
15
4:30 PM16:30

Feel Your Feelings with Mindfulness

Thursdays, October 15 and 22

Mindfulness is about becoming better acquainted with your senses, thoughts, and emotions over time. It can be empowering to explore the physical aspect of our feelings. Discuss the relationship between trying to resolve unpleasant emotions and getting more familiar with how they play out in our lives.

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Leadership and the Art of Mindful Listening
Oct
8
7:30 AM07:30

Leadership and the Art of Mindful Listening

  • Franklin University Alumni Hall (Ross Auditorium) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Everyone wants to be heard. Some leaders pretend to listen. Good leaders listen actively and can repeat back the words they heard. But great leaders develop a reputation for being able to hear messages and meaning lurking behind the words. This kind of listening leads to greater trust, engagement, and productivity. In this interactive presentation, you’ll learn counterintuitive, mindfulness-inspired methods for listening so that the people you want to lead will feel heard. 

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