There is so much coming at us right now: many of us spend our days sitting in front of computers as talking heads on Zoom, which means that much of what we’re taking in is being held in our bodies as tension. With fewer opportunities to move our bodies, congregate, and do other things that release stress and make us feel vital, the tension can become chronic and lead to poorer mental health outcomes. However, when we tune into our felt sense and learn to relax and come home to our bodies, we can begin to process and move through the many difficult emotions and even trauma we’ve otherwise been unable to process through intellect alone.
Staff Connections is excited to partner with Wellness Services to hold an Employee Mindfulness Workshop! Sara Curtis and Corynn Stoltenberg will offer ways for staff and faculty to release tension, nurture themselves, and return to the wisdom of the body through simple guided exercises and open discussion.
This event will take place Tuesday, March 16, 11:30-12:00 p.m. via Zoom. The Zoom link may be found on the Staff Connections Upcoming Events page. The workshop will be recorded and posted on the Past Meetings page for those unable to attend and those who wish to revisit the exercises.
We hope to see you there!