The Science of Mindfulness: Stay Grounded in Times of Stress & Difficulty (15 Wellness Points)*
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
We are living in difficult times. Times that are difficult - not so much because of our own making – because we happen to be alive during a pandemic, social unrest, a divided country, and economic instability. All this stress and uncertainty can bring with it a whole host of unpleasant emotions. The more we worry about the uncertainty, the more our emotions intensify, leaving us franticly looking for a return to safety from outside ourselves. Mindfulness offers a different approach to dealing with stress and uncertainty. Thirty years of science has shown a light on the way mindfulness can become a grounding factor particularly in times like these. In this hour-long talk, Tuere Sala will discuss some of the science around mindfulness, how and why it works. Ms. Sala will also offer a short guided- meditation as well as some practice tips for beginning and/or maintaining a daily mindfulness practice.
Tuere Sala is a Guiding Teacher at Seattle Meditation Society and the founding teacher of the Capitol Hill Meditation Group. She is a retired prosecuting attorney who has practiced Vipassana meditation for over 30 years. She teaches all aspects of meditation through introductory and intensive study classes, daylongs, and weekend nonresidential retreats. She also teaches short and long residential retreats. Tuere believes that urban meditation is the foundation for today’s practitioner’s path to liberation. She is inspired by bringing the Dharma to nontraditional places and is a strong advocate for practitioners living with high stress, past trauma and difficulties sitting still. Tuere has a long history of assisting others in establishing and maintaining a daily practice. Her teachings reflect an approach to Dharma that is easily accessible to everyone.
This event is open to all faculty and professional staff. Registration is required in Career Pathway. Please note that registration closes 24 hours in advance. Contact Monica Fauble email@example.com with questions.
*Participants in our Wellness Incentive Program are eligible to earn 15 points (a $15 credit) for attending this event. Your name must appear in the participants box in Zoom (you must be signed in) in order to receive wellness credit. You will receive an email from Career Pathway confirming your attendance after attendance has been completed. Wellness points will appear in your Health Advocate profile in six weeks.
You must register for the Health Advocate Wellness Incentive Program AND complete your annual Personal Health Profile before you will be eligible to receive any payouts. Points for attending these events will be sent to Health Advocate on a monthly basis for the prior month’s activities. There will be a 6-week delay in these points and payouts being distributed. For information about our wellness incentive program, please visit: http://drexel.edu/hr/benefits/a-healthier-u/wellness-incentive-program/