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Maintaining Mindfulness

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On Thursday, March 4 you're invited to a Zoom session led by Dyson's Sally Dickerson and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher Sophie Kaufman, focused on how to cope with compounding stressors, and downregulate our body's response to stressful contexts.

Concerned about burnout? A chance to breathe…

At the beginning of the pandemic, we were often in situations in which we were dealing with new, unexpected stressors; and, we developed coping mechanisms for this acute context. However, as the pandemic has continued, the context has shifted to a more chronic condition, with perhaps different—and compounding—stressors emerging. How can we best cope in this continually challenging environment?

In this session, we will talk about the breath—one key aspect that can help us cope and downregulate our body’s response to stressful contexts. The breath is a key component of both meditation and yoga—strategies that can be incorporated either as a longer practice or as a short pause and chance to reset during your day. We will talk about both the science and applications of these techniques, and practice together—so that you have additional tools to help skillfully cope with the pandemic, other related stressors, and the myriad of other challenges you may be facing.

Sally Dickerson, PhD, is a professor of psychology, an expert in the psychology of stress and a certified yoga instructor and breath coach. Sophie Kaufman, DPS is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and her research focuses on the intersection of mindfulness and cultural intelligence.

Stress Management: A Focus on the Breath

Thursday, March 4
3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m.
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Please note that this Zoom session has live transcription services for the hearing impaired.