Introduction to Mindfulness

Spring 2014

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Description

Mindfulness meditation is an empirically-supported practice that can decrease stress, anxiety, and depression through the cultivation of present-moment awareness, clarity, and acceptance. Research on Mindfulness meditation has also shown that it can decrease blood pressure, improve immune function, and relieve chronic pain. Participants will be introduced to a number of mind-body self-regulatory skills designed to improve concentration and decrease reactivity to distressing thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations.

Chicago Times and Locations

Location: CAPS Office, Abbott Hall, 5th Floor, Suite 500, 710 N. Lakeshore Drive
Times: Tuesdays, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (a four-part workshop series)

  1. Chicago: Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27

Evanston Times and Locations

Location: Searle Hall, 3rd Floor, Rm. 3-226, 633 Emerson Street
Times: Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (a four-part workshop series)

  1. Evanston: Thursdays, April 10, 17, 24, May 1
  2. Evanston: Thursdays, May 8, 15, 22, 29

Drop-In Hours for the Stress Management Resource Center

Students are also welcome to attend our Stress Management and Peak Performance Training Drop-In Hours at the Stress Management Resource Center, located at Rm. 3.234 Searle Hall, Evanston Campus, for additional individualized consultation and practice. This is a drop-in clinic, so you can attend as often as you would like. Registration not needed. For more information, please contact CAPSWorkshops@u.northwestern.edu.

Evanston Stress Management Resource Center Hours:

April 7th to June 13th (closed May 26th)

Mondays, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Tuesdays, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Thursdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Fridays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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  • Evanston: 633 Emerson St., Searle Hall, 2nd Floor
  • Chicago: 710 N. Lake Shore Dr., Abbott Hall, 5th Floor
  • Phone: 847-491-2151
  • Fax: 847-467-1193

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