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Mindfulness Meditation to Reduce Stress & Anxiety @Work, Day-Long Retreat
September 23, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm UTC-8
Mindfulness & Its Benefits
Mindfulness is described as “the awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally,” wrote Jon Kabat-Zinn. Mindfulness meditation is the training that helps us discover and experience mindfulness in our lives. There are many benefits for mindfulness including stress reduction, improving physical and mental health, as well as improved focus, improved memory, and better sleep, just to name a few! Equally importantly, mindfulness meditation opens our perspectives and helps us be in harmony with our community and the planet, expanding our capacity to be empathetic and compassionate.
Mindfulness to Reduce Stress & Anxiety @Work
This day-long silent retreat consists of mindfulness practices including walking meditation, mindful movement, and talks, ending with a brief Q&R period (questions and reflections) after we break the silence towards the end of the retreat We will cover the fundamentals of mindfulness and how mindfulness can help reduce stress and anxiety at work and beyond. This course is intended for people who are eager to grow and develop skillful means to navigate the challenges of stress and anxiety at work. We welcome people of all backgrounds and experiences, and we hope to have a diverse cohort to share this journey with. Let’s all improve our ability to manage the stress and anxiety associated with today’s demanding work environment and the challenges of remote and hybrid work.
This is a fundraising event
For your information, all proceeds from this event will benefit those who are less fortunate and who don’t have the opportunity to dedicate time for silence and meditation as they struggle to fulfill the basic needs of everyday life. These are the communities in my home country, Lebanon, who are suffering from devastating inflation, economic and political distress. The retreat fee ($39.00), and any additional donations you might contribute, will be donated to a small convent in Lebanon, led by my aunt, sister Esther Eid, helping people in need (see photos below). Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Please note that contributions are “not” tax-deductible.
Important notes from Pierre Khawand, the creator and facilitator of this retreat: Please note that this course is based on the science of mindfulness and is secular. If you currently have certain spiritual practices, religious endeavors, or any belief system, mindfulness practices can support you and deepen your work. Finally, I would like to acknowledge and honor the practitioners, scientists, and thought leaders who have paved the road to make mindfulness more accessible to more of us, from Jon Kabat-Zinn, to Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Sharon Salzberg, Richard Davidson, and many others–too many to mention, as well as the generations of eastern practitioners and their centuries of practice that led to the body of knowledge and experience that we can enjoy and treasure today! Looking forward to sharing these practices with you 🙂
Big thank you to the Compassion in Leadership Mastermind: Thank you to my colleagues, Beatrice Stonebanks, Heather Buesseler, Hyunjung Shin, and Laura Berland, for sponsoring this event and helping bring their communities together to experience mindfulness, compassion, and the gift of giving!