FREE DROP-IN CLASS OPEN TO SFU STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

This program provides the opportunity to connect with your body, relax your mind and discover tools for bringing more calm and ease into your life. Quiet the mind and help your body rest from the busy-ness of the world.

No previous experience necessary. We look forward to seeing you there.

Fall 2017 Dates:

Tuesdays, WAC Library room 3101z
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Wednesdays, MBC Group Room 1 & 2 (Health & Counselling)
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Thursdays (Mindfullness Focused), South Sciences Building room SSB 7172
12:30pm - 1:30pm
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Fridays, MBC Group Room 1 & 2 (Health & Counselling)
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Ongoing until final exams.

 

VANCOUVER CAMPUS (Harbour Centre)

Tuesdays (Mindfulness), SFU Vancouver Wellness Studio, 2nd floor, Room 2530
4:15pm - 5:00pm

ONLINE RESOURCES:

Don't have time? Try one of our 10 minute mindfulness recordings:

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Headspace Meditation

Headspace is ‘meditation for the modern living,’ and aims to help people relieve stress and anxiety in their daily lives. 

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Note: SFU Health & Counselling does not own or curate any content in any application featured on our newsletter, website, or on any of our digital or print platforms unless otherwise stated.

TIPS FOR PRACTICING MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

Here are some tips to help you stay focused and in the present moment:

GETTING STARTED:

Consider beginning the meditation by first doing a body scan or progressive muscle relaxation (available from HCS’ library of recordings).

Before you begin the meditation, find a stable and comfortable seating posture so that you can become aware of your body in the present moment.

Keep your belly soft allowing your breath to travel freely to your diaphragm

Open your chest

Gently close your eyes

As you start the meditation, bring your awareness into the present moment.

As you follow the instructions on the recording, focus your attention on your breath. Remember to breathe normally

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WHAT IS MINDFULNESS MEDITATION?

Mindfulness is a form of meditation that trains us to be present in each moment with awareness. Mindfulness practice raises our awareness of the present moment, of our bodies, and our environment and allows us to connect with these more deeply. Meditation is not always an easy thing to accomplish; it calls for commitment and practice. By doing it over and over again, your meditation practice begins to train you how to stay in the here and now wherever you happen to be.

QUICK FACT

Mindfulness meditation is not a breathing exercise; it is really an exercise in training your awareness and in focusing attention. By practicing mindfulness you learn to observe your breath, your body, your emotions, and your mind. It quiets the mind, and when times are difficult it can allow us to have more courage to experience what life sends our way.