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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course for Tufts Faculty

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To:
Only Faculty, All Campuses
From:
Deborah Donahue-Keegan

This course is taught by Ashley Norwood.

An eight-week course from 11:45 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Tuesdays during the spring 2020 semester: January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 3Location: 574 Boston Ave. (Room 204), Medford. 

This MBSR course for Tufts faculty is co-sponsored by the Tisch College SEL-CE Initiative & CELT. It is limited to 12 Tufts faculty members (first-come, first-served). Note: Last year, the course filled up within two days of being announced.   

About the Course: You will learn how to use your inner resources to respond more effectively to stress, and how mindfulness practices can be in service of "civic mindfulness" (Purser, 2019; Healey, 2015). The course includes guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices, gentle stretching, group dialogue (with a focus on how mindfulness practices can foster emotional and intellectual agility, and can be integrated into classroom teaching and learning), as well as some brief assignments between sessions. Three decades of research show that mindfulness practices can be highly effective for greater physical, psychological, and emotional health.

About Ashley Norwood: Ashley is a certified Wellness Coach, a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Practitioner and certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Therapist. Ashley teaches mindfulness courses, group health coaching classes and yoga classes for a variety of clients, including Harvard University Health Services, MIT Medical, and Harvard Vanguard/Atrius Health. 

Please register here.

Questions? Contact Deborah Donahue-Keegan.