Mid Morning Mindfulness

Welcome to 2021!  Live sessions have begun - hope you can join us!  

There is a new zoom link starting in January.  Follow the steps below to register.

There is no better way to stay focused and productive when all around you is a little chaotic than to practice mindfulness. Join your colleagues and the ISU WellBeing team for this regular mindfulness practice. Each week on Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 - 10:15 am the ISU WellBeing team, and special guest leaders, will guide a 15-minute session via Zoom. All are welcome in connecting as one ISU community. Whether it is practicing your relaxation breathing technique, sharing in a Loving Kindness meditation, or working on being present in the moment, we look forward to connecting with you.

Session leaders:

Tuesdays - Sue Tew Warming, WellBeing Specialist, ISU WellBeing

First and third Thursdays - Stephanie Downs, WellBeing Coordinator, ISU WellBeing

Second and fourth Thursdays - Guest Leader: Douglas Gentile, professor of psychology at ISU, certified meditation teacher, and fully-ordained Zen Monk

To join the conversation,

1. Join us on Zoom. Meeting link available through ISU WorkLife calendar. To access:

  • Open your Outlook calendar

  • In the Home tab, click on Open Calendar>From Address Book

  • Enter “ISU WorkLife” and select

  • From the ISU WorkLife calendar view select one of the sessions (or series) displayed. Click on the registration link provided

2. Email Mid-Morning Mindfulness to receive a registration link for the series.

3. Email ISU WellBeing with additional questions.

When you are unable to join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am - here are some resources to support your practice:

1. Listen to Mid-Morning Mindfulness Recordings, you can find them here - Mid-Morning Mindfulness Recordings
2. Locally, there is a Sunday Mindfulness and Meditation group that offers a live session at 6:00 pm.  Each week bringing a different leader and topic to experience.  You can get the zoom link by going to the Unitarian website (where the sessions are held when in person).  Scroll until you find the Sunday session by date and the link will take you to the session.
3. Check out Insight Timer, it has an web-based and app-based options.  There are MANY resources that are FREE.  Various types of meditations are offered including guided, silent, sounds, etc.  
4. Check out Calm, it has web-based and app-based options.  Another great site with MANY resources that are FREE.  Various types of meditations and some questions as you begin that help direct you to what will serve you best.  
5. Check out Mindful Center At Brown University.  They offer FREE Community Mindfulness session live 7-days a week (schedule might be different over break).  They are various times and lengths - plus one includes yoga and one is conducted in Spanish.  Another good option to check out.