Mindfulness 30 Day Challenge

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Mindfulness 30 Day Challenge


Course Overview

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.

While mindfulness is innate, it can be cultivated through proven techniques, particularly seated, walking, standing, and moving meditation (it’s also possible lying down but often leads to sleep); short pauses we insert into everyday life; and merging meditation practice with other activities, such as yoga or sports.

The 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge is a direct response to identified needs by staff and students to support more mindfulness practices. In particular, a desire for self-directed mindfulness training, of a high quality, has been identified. This program has been evaluated by UBC Sauder School of Business. The results were very positive, in that the program did have increased mindfulness among participants, and led to increased emotional regulation, well-being, self-compassion, authenticity, humility, psychological capital, and a tendency to go above and beyond the call of duty.

When you sign up for the 30-Day Challenge, you will receive an email everyday to engage you for 5 minutes. 

By registering through this site, you will be entered into the "class list" for the course on LEARN. All "students" in the classlist will be contacted with the link to sign up with Mindwell U.

Central topics in the Challenge include:

  • Being mindful versus mindless - introduces the concepts of mindfulness and its opposite state, mindlessness, and explains the core practice of Take 5 as a way to switch from mindless to mindful in order to reduce stress and increase joy & peak performance.
  • In the zone - Introduces the concept of the Mindful Zone and teaches how to activate difference modes of mind (thinking and sensing) that can get and keep us there.
  • Importance of practice - Uses the basics of neuroscience to explain why and how regular practice of mindfulness can lead to measurable, positive outcomes.
  • Mindful mindsets - Explains why mindfulness is more than just attention training, and why the qualities of non-judgment, openness and patience are integral to the practice.
  • Reversing the stress response - Describes the evolutionary hardwiring known as "the stress response" and teaches how Take 5 can begin to reverse physical and emotional changes in the body to reset the central nervous system for less stress and more joy...
  • And more!
For more information please contact Breanna Sawatzky at bsawatzky@rrc.ca or (204) 632-2061. 

Brought to you by ENGAGE Employee Development and the Healthy Minds Healthy College initiative