We all encounter difficult emotions like anxiety, fear, and depression. In this module, we will unpack the roots of these difficult emotions and consider the ways in which we perpetuate and intensify them through our negative thought patterns. Through the lens of mindfulness, we will bring greater perspective to our emotional difficulties, learn how to lean into them, and practice naming them to tame them. Viewing our symptoms as teachers, we will learn how to listen to our emotions and respond to them mindfully.
• Going Beneath the Storm
• The Emotion of Fear
• Anxiety and Depression
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Please note that there are no refunds for open entry courses.
Textbooks and Materials
- The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everday Problems (2009)
Not available at the CSU Bookstore
Sue Schneider, Ph.D., is an Extension Professor and Sate Health Specialist with Colorado State University’s Office of Engagement and Extension where she provides leadership for CSU Extension's health initiatives across Colorado. As a medical anthropologist, Sue has been teaching, conducting research, and evaluating health programs in academic and community settings for over 20 years. Her personal mindfulness practice and study has led her to develop a series of programs for CSU Extension that support individuals in cultivating greater presence, stress-resilience and compassion, including Living Mindfully. She recently developed a companion book for Living Mindfully titled Meeting the Moment with Kindness: How Mindfulness Can Help Us Find Calm, Stability, and an Open Heart , which will be published in Oct. 2023. Sue holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University’s Department of Anthropology and is a Duke-trained certified integrative health coach and a certified mindfulness instructor.