OSHR 1347 - Mindfulness: What Is It? And Can It Help Me?

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

You’ll start your weekend off right when you enroll in this relaxing course. Seems like everyone is talking about mindfulness these days! Recent clinical research on mindfulness practices has shown benefits that may offer an increased ability to transform stress, improve mental clarity, and help with concentration. This course is designed to explore mindfulness meditation and supportive yoga breath. Each week we will practice new techniques and develop tools to implement mindfulness into your daily life.

Each session will begin with an overview of the research, discuss the multiple physical and mental health benefits, offer background on mindfulness and yoga breath practice, and engage participants in "hands-on" practice of these techniques. Audience participation will be invited in a "learning circle" format. A "start where you are" philosophy is embraced and no previous experience is required. Practice sessions will range from 5-15 minutes, followed with time to share experiences and learn from each other.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Instructors

Debora Colbert

Debora Colbert, Ph.D., is the co-founder and co-director for Colorado State University’s (CSU) Center for Mindfulness. She also serves as Director of Professional Development at The Institute of Learning and Teaching (TILT) and has worked in higher education more than 20 years. She has been practicing mindfulness meditation for many years, has been a yoga practitioner for the past seven years, and has promoted diversity and inclusivity in sharing the powerful effects of mindfulness practices in higher education. She holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Performance and Change from CSU.

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