Mindfulness for Concentration & Relaxation
Sep
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

Mindfulness for Concentration & Relaxation

Learn a helpful and impactful strategy for giving your breath a chance to hold your attention against the competition coming from daily worries and the ongoing concerns of everyday life. This exercise doesn't require you to put your brain on hold and stop thinking. And best of all, anyone can get better at it with practice.

View Event →
Mindfulness Strategies for Insomnia & Worry
Oct
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

Mindfulness Strategies for Insomnia & Worry

Contrary to popular assumptions, mindfulness isn’t about trying to make your thoughts and feelings stop. It’s about getting more familiar and comfortable with them, and learning to co-exist harmoniously with your own inner dialog. Explore useful strategies and exercises that help quiet the discomfort, confusion and worry that sometimes overwhelm us.

View Event →

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

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

View Event →
Body Awareness for Emotional Intelligence (Part 2)
Apr
18
4:00pm 4:00pm

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.  

View Event →
Body Awareness for Emotional Intelligence (Part 1)
Apr
11
4:00pm 4:00pm

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.  

View Event →
Mindfulness Practice Sessions
Oct
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Mindfulness Practice Sessions

Wednesdays, September 14 through December 14

Mindfulness is usually practiced alone, but many people feel motivated and energized by practicing with others. There is time for guided practice as well as practice in silence. We address questions and clarify concepts and expectations about developing a consistent mindfulness practice. All experience levels and meditation strategies are welcome. Chairs are available, but bring your own gear if you prefer. 

View Event →
Introduction (and Refresher) to Mindfulness
Sep
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Introduction (and Refresher) to Mindfulness

Feel more at home in your body, mind and the world around you. Just as physical exercise increases strength, flexibility, and endurance, mindfulness exercises develop skills of attention that nurture a deeper level of personal contentment. Explore the methods and benefits of this practice. Perfect for beginners and previous students interested in a review.

View Event →
Get to the Root of Habits with Mindfulness
Aug
13
9:00am 9:00am

Get to the Root of Habits with Mindfulness

  • Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop explores mindfulness insights into what drives behaviors and mindfulness exercises for developing healthier habits. Whether you are trying to lose weight, stop smoking, exercise more, or snack less, join us to explore attention-related strategies that have helped others improve their well-being.

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

View Event →
Mindfulness Strategies for Insomnia, Sleep Disturbance, and Worry
Jun
11
9:00am 9:00am

Mindfulness Strategies for Insomnia, Sleep Disturbance, and Worry

Monday, September 14 and 21

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 30 percent of American adults have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up refreshed. The mindfulness approach to meditation can help address these challenges. Rather than trying to stop our thoughts, mindfulness is about changing our relationship to our thoughts and feelings.

View Event →
Defensive Thriving: Navigating Difficult People with Mindfulness
Nov
12
4:30pm 4:30pm

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?

View Event →
Pathway to Meditation: A Labyrinth Walk
Nov
7
10:00am10:00am

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.

View Event →
Feel More at Home in Your Life — Saturday Morning Retreat
Oct
24
9:00am 9:00am

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.

View Event →
Feel Your Feelings with Mindfulness
Oct
15
4:30pm 4:30pm

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.

View Event →
Leadership and the Art of Mindful Listening
Oct
8
7:30am 7:30am

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. 

View Event →
Help! I Can't Stop Thinking
Oct
5
4:30pm 4:30pm

Help! I Can't Stop Thinking

  • Mount Carmel Community Health Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mondays, October 5 and 12

Wouldn't it be nice if you could take a break from thinking once in a while? But trying not to think doesn't work.

The good news is there are several mindfulness strategies that help active minds settle on their own. Learn practical exercises for experiencing the mind at rest – and for developing the ability to find mental rest in the midst of your busy daily life. 

View Event →
Writing and Meditation Workshop — Autumn Retreat
Sep
25
9:00am 9:00am

Writing and Meditation Workshop — Autumn Retreat

Enjoy a respite in nature for a day of retreat and renewal designed to open your awareness and unlock your creative spirit.  Participants will be guided through a variety of short writing exercises and meditation practice sessions with a focus on simple attention and personal insight.  No previous experience with meditation or writing is required. 

View Event →
Help! I Can't Stop Thinking
Sep
17
4:30pm 4:30pm

Help! I Can't Stop Thinking

Thursdays, September 17 and 24

Wouldn't it be nice if you could take a break from thinking once in a while? But trying not to think doesn't work.

The good news is there are several mindfulness strategies that help active minds settle on their own. Learn practical exercises for experiencing the mind at rest – and for developing the ability to find mental rest in the midst of your busy daily life. 

View Event →
Mindfulness Practice Sessions
Jul
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Mindfulness Practice Sessions

Mindfulness is usually practiced alone, but many people feel motivated and energized by practicing with others. These sessions allow time for guided practice as well as practice in silence. We address questions and clarify concepts and expectations about developing a consistent mindfulness practice. All experience levels and meditation strategies are welcome. Chairs are available, but bring your own gear if you prefer. 

View Event →
Mindfulness for Relaxation
Jul
15
4:30pm 4:30pm

Mindfulness for Relaxation

Wednesdays, July 8 through 15

Introduction to practical strategies for finding and creating restfulness regardless of circumstances. This workshop explores simple exercises for noticing the rest hiding in plain sight in your body, your mind, and the world around you. 

View Event →
How to Survive 4,000 Mondays
Jun
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

How to Survive 4,000 Mondays

our routine responsibilities, we have to pick them back up again. But there's something about the default dread of a new week that provides a rich opportunity for taking a closer look at how we perceive our lives and how we relate to the ways it plays out.

An average life contains 4,000 Mondays. That's a large number of days to reclaim from a pattern of default dread.

View Event →
Mindfulness for Relaxation
Jun
21
4:30pm 4:30pm

Mindfulness for Relaxation

Tuesdays, July 7 through 28

Introduction to practical strategies for finding and creating restfulness regardless of circumstances. This workshop explores simple exercises for noticing the rest hiding in plain sight in your body, your mind, and the world around you. 

View Event →