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Mindfulness Practice 

 

Winter 2022 Schedule

January 10, 2022 - April 15, 2022 

 

Mondays, 9:10 am-10:00am
Mindfulness 101
Jordan Weir
Rooted in Vipassana meditation techniques, this instructive series will help beginner meditators learn key mindfulness skills so that they can begin to meditate on their own. Each session will focus on one teaching, beginning with instruction and followed by a silent meditation. There will be a brief discussion afterwards to share about our experience. Cameras may be kept on or off. All are welcome!
Zoom Link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/3954067001

* No session February 21 or March 14

Mondays, 10:10-11:00 am 
Writing the Mind
Jordan Weir
These hybrid sessions will combine the benefits of creative writing and mindfulness to support our mental health and emotional well-being. Centered around a new theme each week, these sessions will involve writing prompts, reflections, and other writing exercises interspersed with various mindfulness meditations. Participants will have the chance to de-stress, process their thoughts, and gain deeper awareness of themselves and their needs. No experience in either writing or meditation is necessary— everyone is welcome!
Zoom Link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/3954067001
* No session February 21 or March 14

Mondays, 4:10-5:00pm
Guided Imagery
Emily Springgay
These sessions introduce guided imagery and visualization as a tool for relaxation. This practice can help reduce stress, anxiety, and tension in the body. Centred on a new theme each week, you will be guided by verbal prompts to engage your imagination and envision a relaxing scene. Each session will include a meditation, personal reflection/journaling, and a brief discussion. Cameras may be turned on or off at any time. Sessions are free and do not require registration. No previous experience or skill level required.
Zoom Link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/82192081254
* No session February 21 or March 14

Tuesdays, 12:10-1:00pm
Visual Arts-Based Mindfulness 
Emily Springgay 
These sessions introduce art-making as a tool to connect to the present moment. The arts can help you develop awareness of your inner experiences, access strengths and resources, and cultivate self-compassion and compassion towards others. Each session will include a visual arts-based exercise and personal reflection/journaling, followed by a brief discussion. Cameras may be turned on or off at any time. You can use any art materials available to you (e.g., any kind of paper/cardboard/canvas and any mark-making materials such as pencils, pens, markers, highlighters, crayons, paint, etc). Sessions are free and do not require registration. No previous experience or skill level required.
Zoom Link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/82024082933
* No session March 15

For additional related opportunities, please visit OISE Wellness.