An Introduction to Mindfulness

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An Introduction to Mindfulness

Thursday, December 3, 2020, 4 - 5 pm

A growing body of research has begun to point to the numerous benefits of mindfulness practice. Studies indicate that mindfulness helps enhance emotional and physical resilience, improve decision-making, and connects us more positively to other people. This experiential workshop will include an introduction to mindfulness, and will explore the ways in which mindfulness relates to essential skills, such as regulation, resilience, and cognitive flexibility.

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About the instructor:

Instructor Mariann Johnson is a wellbeing and mindfulness instructor for the University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing. Before dedicating her professional life to teaching mindfulness, Mariann Johnson was an accomplished organization development consultant and mediator, having worked extensively with national leaders of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Since 2010, she has designed and taught mindfulness programs throughout the United States and consulted on the design of Mindful Leadership and mindfulness at work programs in corporate, professional and academic settings. Mariann has practiced mindfulness meditation for over 25 years and studied with national and international leaders in the field. She completed extensive Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher training through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, and received her MBSR teacher certification from the Mindfulness Center at Brown University. Her writings on mindful leadership have appeared in the Huffington Post and Mindful Magazine.