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The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers a variety of useful workshops to assist graduate students in their personal and professional development. 

In-person workshops

  • Mindfulness

    This workshop will introduce students to the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness means “paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment non-judgmentally” (Jon Kabat-Zinn, 1994). Practicing mindfulness has been shown to elevate positive emotions, increase empathy, reduce chronic pain and depression, reduce stress and anxiety, improve immune system functioning and produce a wide range of other positive effects. You will learn about the expanding body of research related to mindfulness, have the opportunity to practice mindfulness techniques and engage in a discussion about your personal experience and perspectives on how you might be able to incorporate mindfulness in your personal and professional life.

    Learning outcomes:

    • Define mindfulness.
    • Discuss current research findings related to the benefits of mindfulness.
    • Identify practices/techniques that develop mindfulness.
    • Practice basic mindfulness techniques.
    • Discuss strategies for incorporating mindfulness practices in everyday life.
  • Respecting Individuals and Supporting Equity (RISE)