ERM Mindfulness Seminars
March 4, 8:30 am - 9:00 am
An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Thursday, repeating until April 1, 2021
ERM Mindfulness is an online program designed with positive psychology insights and neuroscience research to help participants to experience the present moment with increased acceptance, nurturing curiosity and promoting collaboration.
Our minds have a natural tendency to wander. Now with the challenges that come from increased time spent at home and away from in-person activities, we have an opportunity to develop a greater sense of wellbeing and interconnectedness by training our minds to become more aware and less judgmental.
By cultivating awareness of emotions while reinforcing positive values and goals, students will have an opportunity to practice mindful listening and meditation in 3 sections:
- Clarity: focused attention and open monitoring guided meditations
- Compassion: active listening and self-compassion for collaboration
- Creativity: leadership communication and visualization
Session Dates and Descriptions
Sessions run from 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM EST on the following Thursday mornings:
The science behind mindfulness and how practicing focused awareness and open monitoring meditations can promote clarity, will-power and decision making.
January 28 Clarity: Mind & Body
We will practice noticing how the breath, heartbeat, and bodily sensations are tools to help us connect our minds and bodies.
February 4 Clarity: Everyday Awareness
Taking notice of each moment and everyday situations are opportunities to become more aware of your emotions and intentions.
February 11 Compassion: The Science
The science behind the power of kindness and how self-compassion increases resilience as an active, prosocial skill promoting motivation and good health.
February 18 Compassion: Building Self-Compassion
We will explore the concepts behind non-judgmental awareness to increase our capacity to accept challenges as opportunities.
February 25 Compassion: Positive Intentions
Building on our compassion toolbox, we will practice meditations for expressing positive intentions and increasing our ability to relate to ourselves and those around us.
March 11 Creativity: The Science
By developing new ways to turn on the brain’s frontal lobe, the brain’s creative center, we will explore how to harness our awareness of our intentions to create a positive vision of the future.
March 18 Creativity: Building a Creative Mind
Mindfulness meditations to help improve creativity and prepare you to solve challenges in new and creative ways.
March 25 Creativity: Intentional Vocabulary
We will explore the words and phrases proven to lower anxiety and increase happiness and empathy, to support us towards our goals and motivations.
April 1 Recap
All concepts will be revisited and participants will have an opportunity to share their insights and favorite practices.