Tuesday, September 21st from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. presented by Katherine Manis, Lecturer for Health, Nurtition and Dietetics Program
Successful Meal Planning and Prepping for Back to School: What is meal planning? Do I have time for that? This session will discuss how to and offer tips for saving time and money while eating healthy throughout the day.
During the Fall 2021 semester, the Professional Development Center would like to offer a meditation series for employees, which will include one 30-minute meditation session per week either via Zoom or in Butler Library 318. Some sessions will be facilitated by a meditation instructor and others will be guided using an app or online video. Please complete this form if you are interested in joining this group and to let us what days/times work best for you this semester.
Wednesday, September 8th from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Please join us for a 30-minute guided meditation session. We will also discuss the many free apps that are available to download for daily meditation and stress management.
Please Note: This session will be offered both via Zoom and in Butler Library 318.
Wednesday, September 15th from 1:30 p.m to 2:00 p.m.
Meditation is something most of us do whether we call it meditation or not. A few deep breaths in a hectic day. Shutting the door to close out the outside world while we recalibrate, problem solve, and figure out the best way to move forward in any challenging situation. This session is designed to show how we can all integrate meditative practices into our day to day lives without needing a soft cushion, a quiet room, or a dark corner. Meditation is in part about giving your active brain a break so it can focus on other priorities, including being still.
Tuesday, September 21st from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
This is a 30-minute guided mindfulness meditation in the tradition of the eight-limbed yoga practice. In this meditation, we will focus on the limb of pratyahara - or withdrawal of the senses - in order to begin to quiet the mind and let go of distractions. This kind of exercise is useful for dealing with stress, particularly when life feels chaotic. No prior experience is required.
Leigh Duffy is assistant professor of philosophy at Buffalo State and has been teaching yoga part-time for eight years. Her recent research and teaching in philosophy has focused on yoga philosophy and the philosophical roots of mindfulness and meditation exercises. She teaches a variety of classes including "Yoga and Philosophy", "Zen Buddhism', "Mindfulness, Meditation, and Philosophy", and "The Meaning of Life".
Tuesday, September 28th from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep, is a practice that invites us into the state between wakefulness and sleep. This powerful meditation technique draws on the yogic limb pratyahara (withdrawal of senses) and can be surprisingly helpful for reducing stress and mitigating feelings of depletion. Further, yoga nidra's use of the sankalpa, or heart's intention, is an interesting exercise in uncovering what we truly yearn for in our lives. Please prepare a warm, comfortable place where you can rest in savasana during this extended guided meditation; your comfort is key.
A series of life experiences led Melissa Meehan, web director, Marketing and Communications Office, to mindfulness and yoga. She loves sharing how these mind-body practices can help reduce symptoms related to anxiety and depression, while also helping practitioners build resilience, self-regulation, and autonomy.
** The Zoom link will be sent to you 2-hours prior to the session.**
Wednesday, October 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Loving-kindness meditation (sometimes called “metta” meditation) is a great way to cultivate one's capacity for responding to others from a place of calm. It involves mentally sending goodwill and warmth towards a series of people that you get to choose. Join us for a 10–15-minute meditation to help ground yourself so that you might be more present in your interactions for the rest of the day.
Berg Miller, PhD, LMSW, (she/they) is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Social Work. When she is not hustling for work or getting accidentally whapped by her 4-year-old, Berg uses short, guided meditations to ground herself and maintain wellness.
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Free -Insight Timer is a mobile app geared toward meditation enthusiasts, but you don't have to be a monk to make use of this tool. Secular courses guide listeners through meditations, thought exercises, and talks on everyday issues like happiness, grief, and insomnia. Some courses are free, but you can pay for any additional courses that pique your interest.
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Free -New York State is Partnering with the Company Headspace to provide New Yorkers with free meditation and mindfulness resources. Headspace can be accessed on your computer or search “Headspace” in the app store to download on your mobile device.
Free- The not-for-profit app features hundreds of meditations, enough to keep you engaged without overwhelming you with choice. They are organized into structured programs like Mindful Foundations (35 sessions), Sleep (6 sessions), Digital Detox (8 sessions), and Stress Management (10 sessions), but you have the flexibility to choose where to start and to easily jump between programs. Most meditations are in the five- to fifteen-minute range, with a few practices up to 45 minutes for advanced meditators. Smiling Mind also offers bite-sized meditations between 2 to 5 minutes for moments when you’re in need of a quick, mindful pause in the day
MyLife wants to create a more deliberate, intentional experience. A section called Learn to Meditate explains what mindfulness is and why it’s beneficial, including some of the neuroscience and physiology behind it. Each day when you open the app, you’re asked to “Take a Breath” and invited to check in with yourself—to rate your mind and body on a scale of “rough” to “great,” and note up to five emotions you’re feeling from their lists of words. Then, MyLife recommends guided sessions like Basic Breath, Mindful Walk, and Love Your Body tailored to how you feel.
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