Mindfulness Meditation in Teaching & Advising

The seminar is full but we are taking names for the wait list.

Date & Time:

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
June 21-24, 2016 from 9AM - noon


St. Paul Campus

Facilitated by Dr. William Brendel <br>and Dr. Vanessa Cornett-Murtada.

Facilitated by Dr. William Brendel
and Dr. Vanessa Cornett-Murtada.

MMT is a 4-day intensive seminar on mindfulness-based meditation and its strategic application to effective teaching, research, and service. The MMT summer seminar is comprised of approximately 60% practice and 40% faculty dialogue, strategic planning, and project development.

‌This seminar will be co-facilitated by: Dr. William Brendel, an expert in the field of mindfulness practice trained by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program at the University of Massachusetts; and Dr. Vanessa Cornett-Murtada, an expert in mindfulness and performance practice, who performs research and speaking engagements throughout the U.S. on this subject.
Each day participants will practice a different form of meditation: sitting, body scan, and walking meditation.
Culminating Project: Each meditation session will be followed by faculty dialogue regarding the experience, connections to the readings, and the development of a ‘real world’ strategy to apply actionable mindfulness practice to teaching, research, and service. This portion of the seminar culminates in a final project: an individually customized MMT Plan to be presented to faculty during the final seminar meeting on June 24.
Each faculty participant will deliver a 30 minute presentation around what they’ve learned and how they plan to infuse mindfulness in their practice:
  1. The personal experience of mindfulness practice following each session.
  2. Three key learning outcomes (intended or unintended) regarding the way participants enter relationship with their world or themselves differently.
  3. A plan for strategic integration with university activities (emphasis on teaching), in the spirit of experimentation.
  4. Appreciations regarding the support and learning aided by fellow faculty members.

Faculty who successfully complete the culminating project will receive a $400 stipend. Registration in the seminar is open to all faculty, adjunct and full-time. To encourage new participation in MMT, priority registration will be given to faculty who did not previously attend the 2013 MMT Summer Seminar.

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