November 16, 2020 TO November 27, 2020
10 minutes for 10 days Mindfulness Meditations
Vancouver Campus | 8:30am–8:45am
Start off your morning with 10 minutes of mindfulness for 10 work days! These free and live sessions are open to all UBC staff and faculty looking to incorporate mindfulness into their morning routines to improve focus, manage stress, and increase feelings of connection towards others. Classes will be facilitator-led via zoom.
What is mindfulness meditation?
Mindfulness meditation is a secular exercise where you pay attention to the present moment by focusing on breath, sound, body sensations and other focal points.
Research has shown that regularly exercising mindfulness can permanently change brain activity which can:
- Increase feelings of connection and empathy towards others
- Improve memory
- Improve ability to fall asleep more quickly
- Improve focus and attention
- Decrease emotional reactivity
Who is this for?
All UBC faculty and staff at all levels of meditating experience.
What will you learn?
In the training you will practice different forms of facilitator guided mindfulness exercises including:
- Mindfulness meditations
- Loving-kindness meditations
- Gratitude practices
Aisha Tejani is a Workplace Wellbeing Associate with UBC HR and has taught mindfulness for 4 years to over 1,800 participants.
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