Intro to Mindfulness
Mindfulness of the Body
Mindfulness of Thoughts
Mindfulness of Emotions
Mindfulness of Awareness and Attitudes
- Define what mindfulness is – and isn’t.
- Discuss at least two of the benefits supported by scientific evidence that you are interested in.
- Articulate if you have seen any changes in yourself or your life with the practice.
- Give yourself basic meditation instructions so you can practice on your own.
- Identify the challenges you sometimes face when meditating and strategies to address them.
- Identify at least two practices that you will do in daily life.
- Check in about our practice
- Do a guided meditation
- Discuss challenges and strategies
- Share some interesting research about benefits of mindfulness
- Learn about ways to practice in daily life
Instructor-led guided meditation audios so you can practice on your own
Suggestions for daily practice activities
Text summary of key points from the week
Tips to address challenges and enhance your practice
Louise Delagran, MA, MEd is a writer, researcher, teacher, and the editor of the popular consumer website: Taking Charge of Your Health and Wellbeing. Louise has a strong interest in personal and community wellbeing and co-authored a chapter on advancing wellbeing in the Oxford University Press textbook, Integrative Nursing. She has a particular interest in mindfulness from a research and teaching perspective and, most importantly of all, has practiced meditation for throughout16 years.
Mariann Johnson is a wellbeing and mindfulness instructor for the University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing. Before dedicating her professional life to teaching mindfulness, Mariann Johnson was an accomplished organization development consultant and mediator, having worked extensively with national leaders of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Since 2010, she has designed and taught mindfulness programs throughout the United States and consulted on the design of Mindful Leadership and mindfulness at work programs in corporate, professional and academic settings. Mariann has practiced mindfulness meditation for over 25 years and studied with national and international leaders in the field. She completed extensive Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher training through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, and received her MBSR teacher certification from the Mindfulness Center at Brown University.
Fall Mindfulness Courses Will Be Held Online:
Your health and wellbeing, and that of the community, are of the utmost importance to the Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing. Due to the public health concern involving the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to offer the Introduction to Mindfulness courses online via Zoom.
All Center MBSR instructors completed the MBSR Teaching Online program offered by Brown University’s Center for Mindfulness, supporting the Center’s instructors in offering the 8-week MBSR program live online, with skill, ease and interactivity.
Pay What You Can Pricing
The Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing is deeply committed to the wellbeing and flourishing of all communities. In order to make the Introduction to Mindfulness course accessible to a broader audience, we have implemented a pay what you can fee for the course (registration options: $99, $125, $149).
The suggested registration fee is $125, but for those who are not able to pay the standard fee we have a lower scholarship rate available ($99). If you would like to support this initiative and are able to contribute financially, you can select the supporter registration fee ($149) to support others attending at the scholarship rate.