Learn mindfulness meditation- a simple form of breath meditation
that can help you to focus, relax, and be more present and alive to
your moment-by-moment experience.
It does not require sitting in uncomfortable positions, believing
in a particular faith tradition, or previous experience.
Mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment in an
intentional fashion without judgment. If you find yourself spending
too much time thinking about the past or planning for the future so
that you miss what is happening in the here-and-now, this form of
meditation can be helpful for you.
While the word “meditation” has many different meanings and there
are many different forms of meditation, “Mindfulness” meditation is
perhaps the best researched and most often used in Western
practice. It has scientific support as a means to reduce stress,
improve attention, boost the immune system, modify the way the
brain functions, reduce emotional reactivity and promote a general
sense of health and well-being.
It has been used with a wide variety of groups including educators,
students, CEO’s, Olympic and professional athletes, students at
professional schools such as medicine, nursing, and law (we have a
group here at the Law School), individuals with stress related
We will also practice a form of “loving-kindness” meditation-a 2500
year old practice that uses repeated phrases, images and feelings
to evoke a spirit of loving-kindness and friendliness toward
ourselves and others.
This is a non-denominational form of meditation and all are welcome
from beginners to more experienced practitioners.
Ed Hattauer, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Counseling and Consultation
Department of Student Wellness
Wednesdays, September 14th, 21st, 28th, 2011
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
D'Angelo Center 312, Queens Campus, Queens Campus