Exploring the Power of Mindfulness with Rajiah Williams Leong
Please join us to experience one or more of the innovative Mindfulness seminars!
ERM Mindfulness is an online program designed with positive psychology insights and neuroscience research to help participants to experience the present moment with increased acceptance, nurturing curiosity and promoting collaboration.
Our minds have a natural tendency to wander. Now with the challenges that come from increased time spent at home and away from in-person activities, we have an opportunity to develop a greater sense of wellbeing and interconnectedness by training our minds to become more aware and less judgmental.
By cultivating awareness of emotions while reinforcing positive values and goals, students will have an opportunity to practice mindful listening and meditation in 3 sections:
- Clarity: focused attention and open monitoring guided meditations
- Compassion: active listening and self-compassion for collaboration
- Creativity: leadership communication and visualization
Sessions run from 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM ET on the following Thursday mornings:
- September 16
- September 23
- September 30
- October 7
- October 14
- October 21
- October 28
- November 4
- November 11
- November 18
September 16 - Clarity: Science
Introduction to mindfulness based on neuroscience for increasing emotional intelligence and healing.
September 23 - Clarity: Somatics
Connecting the breath, heartbeat, and body sensations as tools to better understand our nervous system.
September 30 - Clarity: Awareness
Techniques to live more fully in the moment, experiencing everyday situations as opportunities for observing emotions and intentions.
October 7 - Compassion: Science
The neuroscience behind the power of kindness and how compassion increases resilience and promotes motivation.
October 14 - Compassion: Listening
Guided meditations to increase the ability to listen mindfully - giving moment-to-moment attention to others with a non-judgmental mind.
October 21 - Compassion: Perspective
Meditations for expressing positive intentions to increase our ability to relate to ourselves and those around us.
October 28 - Creativity: Science
The neuroscience behind the brain’s creative center, the frontal lobe, and how to harness awareness and intention to create a positive vision of the future.
November 4 - Creativity: Expression
Mindfulness meditations to improve creativity and self-expression.
November 11 - Creativity: Vision
Exploring the words and phrases proven to lower anxiety and increase happiness, to support us towards our vision and goals.
November 18 - Recap
All concepts will be revisited and participants will have an opportunity to share their insights and favorite practices.
Each Mindfulness workshop will address the role of attention training in building clarity and developing connections with our classmates and colleagues. As a safe space to calm the mind, we welcome an online environment which fosters creativity and self-compassion.
Workshops are free of charge and available to students, alumni, faculty, and staff of the ERM program, as well as all Columbia University.
For more information or questions about registration, please contact Jay Hirsch, jh3975 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.
For additional information about program offerings at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 212-854-9666 or inquire [[at]] sps [[dot]] columbia [[dot]] edu.