What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the art of paying attention to our moment-to-moment experience with openness and curiosity. We all have this ability to come home to ourselves and find peace, even in the midst of stress and difficulty.
Just as we can strengthen the body and increase our physical endurance with regular exercise, the regular practice of mindful awareness is associated with beneficial changes in the brain that increase resilience, promote physical and mental well-being, and improve focus.
There are many ways to practice mindfulness, including sitting and walking, meditation, yoga, art, and spending time in nature. We can also bring mindful awareness to daily activities such as: driving, listening to music, eating, and washing the dishes.
Mindful brain break
Practice mindfulness with other students in a friendly, relaxing environment. Return to class refreshed, focused and ready to learn.
Each 30-minute session is a combination of instruction, guided practice, group sharing and inquiry.
We will be sitting on chairs (no need to bring a cushion or yoga mat), and no special clothing is required. Come as you are!
Beginners welcome! No registration required.
Location: SE14–303 (Library)
Location: Room 381
This free 5-week group may be particularly valuable for new students who want to make a healthy transition to BCIT.
Each 60-minute session is a combination of instruction, guided practice, group sharing and inquiry that will help you understand basic principles of mindfulness, begin or enrich a personal meditation practice, and bring mindfulness into daily life.
- Week 1: Introduction to Mindfulness
- Week 2: Coming to Our Senses: Mindfulness of the Body
- Week 3: Watching the River Flow: Working with Thoughts
- Week 4: Emotions and Self-Compassion
- Week 5: Relationships and Mindful Living
Contact Judy Bushnell to register for this group.