Mindfulness has many definitions, but the one that resonates with our organization the most is Kabat-Zinn’s: “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally."1 Research suggests these rather simple practices can help individuals “reduce stress and improve self-confidence, relationships with others, attention, optimism, and self-esteem."2
1. 1994, p. 4
2. Rempel 2012, p. 203
This experiential course is intended to help educators create more internal space through the embodiment of mindfulness practices.