Bridging Eastern Practices and Western Brain Science–
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For more than two thousand years, people have practiced eastern mindful meditations to promote health, harmony, happiness, longevity and well-being. Now, a growing body of western neuroscience research supports that these eastern meditation practices are good for our minds and bodies. Study findings reveal that psychologically, mindful meditation may reduce anxiety, improve mood, and decrease emotional reactivity. Furthermore, empirical evidence suggests that physically, these practices may strengthen the immune system, reduce blood pressure, and decrease cell aging.
Weaving together these ancient eastern meditation practices with modern western neuroscience understanding, participants will learn and experience simple yet potent meditation practices designed to still the mind, calm the body, develop increase response flexibility, cultivate self-compassion, and create more feelings of joy.
Join, Dr. Dorcas McLaughlin on July 8, 15, 22 (Wednesdays), and 27 (Monday) from 12 noon to 12:30 pm to learn and experience some basics of mindfulness meditations for improving attention, reducing stress, enhancing response flexibility, nurturing self-compassion and fostering joy. All are welcome, no prior meditation experience is necessary.
Session Topics: July 8: Introduction to mind-body awareness and health benefits July 15: Emotional intelligence and regulation July 22: Cultivating self-compassion July 27: Practices for creating more joy
To join in, go to Zoom.us and click "join meeting." The meeting ID is 850 6499 7978. There is no password. Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85064997978
Organized by the Confucius Institute at Webster University
Wednesday, July 1
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