Caring and connection

Moving mindfully through a healing world

Dear Friends of ASU's Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience,

We are in a time of deep listening, needed reflection, and global hurt. Our world is experiencing a global pandemic, our nations are experiencing economic recessions, and our people are creating rally cries built on the experiences of oppression and racism. As we continue to work on our care and connection, let us also consider the need of moving through this healing world in a mindful way.

We are listening. We see you, and we would like to continue working with you to make this world a more inclusive, loving, and compassionate place. Please take extraordinary care of yourselves and those in your circles, remembering this is a time for encouraging generosity of spirit and emboldened kindness.

With care and concern,

Teri Pipe, Nika Gueci and the team at Center for Mindfulness, Compassion, and Resilience

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Midday mindfulness

Join the Midday mindfulness sessions live

12noon - 1pm

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: http://links.asu.edu/mindfulness

You will be able to see, hear, and chat with us using this link. We want these sessions to be as interactive as possible, so please read the housekeeping and ground rules (PDF) and feel free to use the YouTube chat feature to engage.

November 23rd to 26th 

  • Monday: Mini Mindfulness (5-20 minute archived sessions)
  • Tuesday: Human-Animal Connection with Special Guests from Firefly Farms

  • Wednesday:  Giving Thanks

  • Thursday(s): Hiatus for Thanksgiving Holiday - We are grateful for our connection with our Midday Mindfulness Community!

For a full list of session topics, descriptions and links, please click here.

Midday mindfulness videos

To switch to a different episode, click the menu icon  YouTube player menu icon  on the player above to view all of the available videos and select your desired video.

The video recordings of the Midday Mindfulness sessions are also available on YouTube.

Midday mindfulness materials

Season 2

Fall 2020

How to Maintain Wellness Programs Virtually during COVID-19

The well-being of individuals is more important now than ever. The effects of the pandemic have been challenging for all individuals from all aspects. This pdf presentation can be used as a resource to demonstrate how worksites can support mental health for their employees and how wellness programs can operate virtually during these challenging times.

Shame Resilience

The Wheel of Life is a powerful visualization tool to help you get a quick overview of your current life balance. The Wheel of Life can help encourage you and also motivate you to find areas you may want to put your focus on in order to add more balance to your life.

Meditation Basics

Learn the basics of Samadhi meditation with author and meditation teacher Stephen Troutman. Samadhi meditation promotes calmness through the practice of turning away from thoughts and the senses instead focusing on the breath or other object. View meditation series overview (PDF).

Health, Wellness and the Science Behind Meditation

Learn about how meditation promotes health and wellness with author and meditation teacher Stephen Troutman. In this second part of a six part series, he teaches you about the science behind meditation. View Meditation Part 2: Health, Wellness, and the Science of Meditation (PDF).

Season 1

Spring 2020

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome, widely prevalent in Academia, is a psychological pattern of self-doubt. You are not alone if you find yourself experiencing this syndrome. Click on this resource from the Graduate School at ASU to discover some practical ways to resolve Imposter Syndrome using these resilience tools and best practices.

Anti-Oppressive and Equitable Mindfulness Resources

Education is a powerful tool to help expand our ever-changing mindsets and hearts to include more love and spaces for equity! If you are looking for ways to educate yourself or help to educate others, please check out this resource guide.

The Craving Mind

“When we scratch the wound and give into our addictions, we do not allow the wound to heal. But when we instead experience the raw quality of the itch or pain of the wound and do not scratch it, we actually allow the wound to heal. So not giving in to our addictions is about healing at a very basic level.” - Pema Chodron View PDF here.

Redefining Your Neighbor: What Does Being an Ally Look Like?

"...None of us know all the answers, but using your practice to hone in on listening, feeling, and being is a great way to hold space in difficulty." View PDF here.

Mindful Eating

Interested in learning more about Mindful Eating and the 9 types of hunger? After checking out our Mindful Eating Session featuring Dr. Dara James on YouTube, you can follow this link for more videos!

The Science of Mindfulness - Resources

Looking for the resources presented at today’s Science of Mindfulness Session (5/18 - https://youtu.be/nXUuJPtFkLk)? Check out this pdf.

What really is self-care?

"Do you practice self-care regularly? Most of us don’t. One major reason we fail to infuse self-care into our daily routines is that we don’t actually know what it is. We don’t know what counts as self-care. To understand what self-care is, it’s important to understand what it is not..” Read full article.

Detaching My Worth From My Resume - Center Student Spotlight

Check out this peice from Center Student Intern, Saiarchana Darira, who expresses her journey to find her worth outside of of achievements. View PDF.

ASU alumna helps others navigate uncertain times with mindfulness practice

Arizona State University College of Health Solutions alumna Tiara Cash describes what she does for a living as “reaching out and holding space for others.” Read article.

Holding Space: Me, You, Us

There are many different definitions and ways of thinking of Holding Space. Center defines it as an opportunity to extend your mindfulness practice to another person by seeing, hearing, and holding what it is they need. Think of holding space as creating a bond for another person to be brave and express who they really are. View PDF.

What time is it? Resources

Anyone else out there having a difficult time keeping up with the days? Check out these resources on explinations of why our brain is dealing with this time shift. View PDF.

Comforting Someone: What to Avoid

In such a time of global change, how do we comfort those who might be feeling extra pressure? Here are a few common conversation blockers that we can try to avoid using in a comforting conversation. View PDF.

Emotional Exhaustion

"...Today, I just want to be another human. Experiencing life and letting life take a hold of me."... Dear World poem (also found on: The Crowned Series Blog)

The Arena of the Heart

When we consider our own heart is the arena, our own feelings are there with us and we face them with courage and resilience, we have the chance to dare greatly in this worthy cause. View PDF

Part 1: Experiencing Loneliness

Given our current COVID-19 social distancing situation, loneliness may be more noticeable in your daily life and in the lives of those around you. View PDF

Part 2: Transcending Loneliness

Loneliness itself is not a mental illness, but rather a universal human experience and signal for self-caring action, much like hunger or thirst. View PDF

Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/well/family/coronavirus-loneliness-isolation-social-distancing-elderly.html

Creating a Clearing:

When we think of creating clearings for your purpose, this mandatory period of being alone and isolated can be considered a gift to introspect and work through some inner challenges. View PDF

Readiness

As you encounter news, whether by TV, social media, websites or email, please consider these factors... View PDF

Rituals

In the midst of uncertainty and disruption, rituals can remind us of stability and security. View PDF

What can I do?

When we focus on limitations or restrictions, it places our mindset in a non-growth mode. But, we can choose differently! View PDF

Tips for self-compassion

What better time than now to practice self-compassion and compassion for others? Here are some tips to use in uncertain times. View PDF

10 Activities for Building Creativity

Boredom is a great chance to invoke our creative capacity! Here are 10 activities to boost creativity and resilience during times of uncertainty. View PDF

Community

Mindfulness in community can help us tap into the power of resilience by gathering and acting upon our innate need for belonging and togetherness. View PDF