June 20, 2024

Mindfulness Week at UMW

Have you noticed the references to ‘Mindfulness’ popping up in unexpected places and wondered “Just what is mindfulness?” An answer to that question, and more, will be provided during UMW’s Mindfulness Week starting September 30. Often described as open, non-judging awareness of the present moment, mindfulness has been shown to be beneficial in recognizing and resolving habitual patterns, in managing stress, and in improving performance, both academic and athletic. Join in on the talks and discussions, the film viewings, and the guided mindfulness practices during Mindfulness Week to learn more.

Mindfulness Week Activities

Introduction to Mindfulness

Dr. Angela Pitts and Dr. David Ambuel
Monday, September 30
7-8:15 p.m.
Ridderhof-Martin Gallery

Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practice

Bill Brooks
Tuesday, October 1
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Monroe Hall, Room 115

Mindfulness and Personal Performance

Dr. Nina Mikhalevsky
Tuesday, October 1
7-8:15 p.m.
Lee Hall, Room 412

Mindful Eating

Dr. Nicole Surething
Wednesday, October 2
Noon-12:45 p.m.
Seacobeck

Once Dumb, Twice Crazy, Third Time Wise: A Tale of Buddhist Pilgrimage
Documentary Film

Dr. David Ambuel
Wednesday, October 2
4-5:30 p.m.
Lee Hall, Room 411

Keynote Address: Mindfulness and Stress Management – The Practice and the Science

Dr. Hugh Byrne
Wednesday, October 2
7-8:30 p.m.
Monroe Hall, Room 116
Reception to follow

Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practice

Bill Brooks
Thursday , October 3
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Monroe Hall, Room 111

Lifeless – Film and Presentation

Zakaria Kronemer
Thursday, October3
5-6 p.m.
Monroe Hall, Room 116

Mindfulness and the Brain

Dr. Christopher Lillis
Thursday, October 3
7-8:15 p.m.
Lee Hall, Room 412

T’ai Chi Practice

Patinya Ambuel
Friday, October 4
Noon-2 p.m.
Woodard Campus Center, Great Hall