Move into Mindfulness

Increasing resilience can help us better weather the storms of life as they come. Wellness Connection is working to provide effective and positive strategies that you can use to address stress in your life. It is important to take steps to prevent distress that could lead to serious health conditions, including depression and anxiety problems.

Mind-Body Stress Reduction Program – Move into Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a way to access your inner resources and move towards greater balance, control and peace of mind. This program consists of 7 weeks of classes meeting twice a week during the lunch hour. The program is designed to give you practical coping skills to deal with everyday stress.

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness techniques: Breath Awareness, Body Scan, Sitting Meditation, Mindful Yoga
  • Exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
  • Daily home practice suggestions

2018 Series for WashU Employees

  • Danforth Campus, Danforth University Center, 12:00-1:00pm
    March 20, 22, 27, 29, April 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, May 1, 3
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  • School of Medicine Campus, 4240 Duncan @ the Cortex, 12:00-1:00pm
    May 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31, June 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21
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Additional series and locations available in coming months. Stay tuned!

Registration

Please click here to complete your registration prior to the start of each series. Space is limited.

Questions? Contact Meg Krejci, Wellness Consultant, at krejci.m@wustl.edu or 314-935-7890.


Research Opportunity

A new behavioral research studyA new behavioral research study is being conducted by Dr. Todd Braver in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. They are recruiting participants ages 18-45, native English speakers with no psychological diagnosis to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in a course on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) that is being offered at Washington University, St. Louis. MBSR courses have shown significant potential in improving cognitive abilities, such as memory, attention and concentration, while also showing benefits for both physical and psychological health.

If you participate, we will ask you to completer computerized cognitive tasks and questionnaires at home. These tasks range from 30-60 minutes each and are performed at the rate of 5 sessions per week. You will be asked to complete 15 sessions before and 15 sessions after the MBSR class.

After completion of the first set of tasks, you will be enrolled in a MBSR course led by a certified instructor, located on the Washington University Medical School campus. The course consists of 10 sessions held over an 8-week period. Sessions are held once a week, in the evening, and last 2.5 hours each, with an additional 4-hour mini-retreat occurring on a weekend. We will work with your schedule to find a class time that works for you.

In the MBSR classes you will learn about mindfulness, or how to intentionally direct your attention to the present moment. This will include different practices to reduce stress and improve attention, such as meditation and simple yoga exercises. You will be asked to practice some of these exercises at home.

Participants who successfully complete the study will be compensated $300 total.

Contact

The Cognitive Control and Psychopathology Laboratory – CCP Lab

The Cognitive Control and Psychopathology
Laboratory – CCP Lab
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis

Phone: 314-935-8547
Email: artsci-ccp.ombsr@email.wustl.edu
Website: http://ccpweb.wustl.edu