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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. Beginning after our Hiatus (July 1st - July 15th), we will be focusing on this call to action and invite you to join us as we build resilience for continued advocacy and resistance to injustice, health inequity, and personal isolation.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this daily convening, the topics for this next week (6/29-6/30) and the online streaming information are below. *

Please note: Center will be taking a brief Hiatus from our Midday Mindfulness Sessions from July 1st - July 14th. We will return with more sessions on July 15th!

  • Monday: Mindfulness in K-12 Schools (Mindfulness First)

  • Tuesday: Hiatus to Healing
  • July 1 - 14: Hiatus/Break

If you are interested in joining us for this hour of contemplation, please use the YouTube link below.

Please use the YouTube Link below for our Midday Mindfulness Sessions!

12noon - 1pm 

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

(Please note that 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 feel free to use the YouTube chat feature to engage.)

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

Resources

If you'd like to join us, please make sure to read the housekeeping and ground rules (PDF).

We'd also like to give you some resources at ASU (LiveWell):

ASU Resources

Videos

The video recordings of the previous midday mindfulness are available below or through YouTube.

 
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.

Dr. Teri Pipe's Mindfulness PSA for Arizona Department of Health Services

During an outbreak like the one we are experiencing with COVID-19, the world and each of in it are in need of community and connection. Teri Pipe, Arizona State University Chief Well-being Officer, discusses the importance of mindfulness and mental health care during the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit the Arizona Department of Health SERVICES website.

Podcasts

The following podcasts are provided by American Organization For Nursing Leadership.

Mindfulness

Learn how to better weather storms with mindfulness. Hear how mindfulness can help leaders and front line nurses face the challenges of caring in a crisis, and gain tools that will help you stay present and focused in high-stress situations.

Self-Compassion

As you lead through crisis, your team is in need of your care and compassion more than ever. A key to becoming more compassionate with others is learning how to be compassionate with yourself. Hear how to cultivate self-compassion to meet the needs of your team and importantly, to take care of yourself.

For more updates, follow us on Instagram and Facebook:

Instagram: @asucenterformindfulness

Facebook: ASU Center for Mindfulness

Articles

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."... bit.ly/dearworldpoem (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