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Mindfulness Meditation Offerings: Fall 2017

CAPS offers an array of mindfulness meditation options for students. Below are the current offerings:

 West Campus Office (Main office)

2nd Floor of the Student Health Center

Introductory Mindfulness Meditation Group

session

Mindfulness Meditation is the practice of focusing your mind on the present moment and non-judgmentally. This 1-session introductory course offers a brief taste of mindfulness meditation and is a good place to start if you are new to MM.  Participants will experience and get acquainted with MM through guided practices.

Registration is not required for this group

 Wednesday 1-2pm at CAPS

Led by Gerry Shephard

A Taste of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

1 Session

 MSC combines the skills of Mindfulness and Compassion to promote emotional well-bring and resilience.  Research has demonstrated that MSC reduces anxiety, depression and stress and improves satisfaction and happiness.  MSC can be learned by everyone.  

Test how self-compassionate you are!

Registration is not required for this group

 

Tuesday 10/2 1:15-2:15pm

Led by JoAnn Rosen, Sue Byrne

Mindful Self Compassion for Yourself and Others 101 (MSC)

6 Sessions

 MSC has been empirically shown to improve satisfaction and happiness while decreasing stress, anxiety and depression.  Mindfulness and Compassion skills are taught, and participants mindfully learn how to recognize their difficult thoughts and feelings and better respond to them with kindness, understanding, self-soothing and self-comfort.  In this group, you will learn to: stop being so hard on  yourself; handle difficult emotions with greater ease; and motivate yourself with encouragement instead of criticism.

Test how self-compassionate you are!

Registration is required for this group

 

Mondays 10/16-11/20

1:15-2:15pm

Led by JoAnn Rosen, Sue Byrne, Gerry Shephard

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

4 Sessions

 MBCT is an innovative and powerful psycho-educational group for individuals who have struggled with depression and chronic unhappiness and who are currently feeling better. Participants will learn how to recognize early symptoms of depression, how to interpret a depressive cycle and how to identify skills to promote continued health and well-being.

Pre-registration and initial orientation meeting are required for this group

 

Tuesdays 10/17-11/7

Led by Sue Byrne and Gerald Shepard

 

* For all one session groups, plan to arrive on the 2nd floor of the Student Health Services Building at least five minutes before your scheduled group. You may attend one or more One-Session Introductory Mindfulness Meditation Groups

East Campus Office (HSC)

CAPS, 3rd floor, HSC office, F040

Introductory Mindfulness Meditation Group

1 session

Mindfulness Meditation is the practice of focusing your mind on the present moment and non-judgmentally. This 1-session introductory course offers a brief taste of mindfulness meditation and is a good place to start if you are new to MM.  Participants will experience and get acquainted with MM through guided practices. Registration is not required for this group

Thursdays

4pm-5pm**

Run by Sue Byrne

Other Locations

Introductory Mindfulness Meditation Group

1 session

Mindfulness Meditation is the practice of focusing your mind on the present moment and non-judgmentally. This 1-session introductory course offers a brief taste of mindfulness meditation and is a good place to start if you are new to MM.  Participants will experience and get acquainted with MM through guided practices. Registration is not required for this group

Campus Recreation Center

Mondays 12:15-12:45pm

Run by Sue Byrne

 

**For all one session groups, plan to arrive at the designated location at least five minutes before your scheduled group. You may attend one or more One-Session Introductory Mindfulness
Meditation Groups

 
For additional information regarding CAPS Mindfulness Meditation Groups, please call (631) 632-6720 or email:
Amanda Donlon, Psy.D., amanda.donlon@stonybrook.edu
JoAnn Rosen, Ed.D., LMHCjoann.rosen@stonybrook.edu
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