The Science and Practice of Mindfulness: An Introductory Workshop

Workshop | November 12 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This workshop has been designed to give you a practical introduction to the science and practice of mindfulness, with a focus specifically on how you can integrate these practices into the busyness of everyday life. These three hours are packed with a variety of foundational practices, exercises, and concepts that Joshua has carefully selected to help you deal with stress, enhance well-being and happiness, and to give you what you need to begin living life less reactively and with more intention.

In this workshop you learn:
-What mindfulness is, and is not, and how you can train yourself to become more mindful
-Highlights from the neuroscience of mindfulness including how mindfulness can change our brains to support wellbeing and reduce stress reactivity
-Mindful eating as a way to build curiosity, savor, and cultivate beginner's mind
-How to move away from being perpetually on auto-pilot and into a state of being fully present for your life
-Researched-backed practices for reducing stress and building resilience
-Specific meditations and exercises for enhancing happiness and well-being
-Highlights from the science of habit formation that can be used to build a daily mindfulness practice (or any other habit) into your routine

Participants who register for this workshop will receive:

-A toolkit that includes practical exercises, links to free guided meditations, key highlights from the workshop, and recommendations for apps, books, and much more.

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Joshua Steinfeldt holds his Master’s Degree in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied under Dr. Martin Seligman and Dr. Angela Duckworth. He is also studying to become a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher through the UCSD Center for Mindfulness, and a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through the Semel Institute of Neuroscience at UCLA. Passionate about the art and science of mindfulness, Joshua focuses on making ancient contemplative practices radically accessible, engaging, and pragmatic for the often stressful and accelerated pace of modern life.

For more on Joshua please visit www.joshuasteinfeldt.com

 $30 / $25 UCBG Member / $15 student

  Register online

 gardenprograms@berkeley.edu