Enhancing Wellbeing and Emotional Resilience, Mindfully
Department of Chemistry Strengthening Climate Event
Mindfulness and Wellbeing Instructor
Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing
University of Minnesota
This experiential and interactive session will provide participants an opportunity to pause and reflect on their personal wellbeing and present mindfulness as an evidence-based tool for reducing stress and enhancing emotional resilience. Research has demonstrated that practicing mindfulness can broaden our perspective and down regulate the stress response, allowing us to be with life’s inevitable challenges more resourcefully. Mindfulness will also be explored as a relational practice; when we are mindful, we are often able to see and respond to others with greater sensitivity, understanding and compassion. The session will also include a mindfulness meditation and provide participants with practical tips for incorporating wellbeing and mindfulness into their everyday lives.