Mindfulness for Stress Management & Leadership Excellence: Free Training for Furloughed Federal Employees & Contractors Impacted by the 2019 Shutdown

Tuesday, January 22*
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Lunch Break 1-2

Free for government employees impacted by the shutdown.
Facilitated by Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT

If you can not make this program: All of the Frederick Meditation Center Donation Based Drop-in Classes may be attended at no cost to Government Workers Impacted by the 2019 Shutdown. Please visit our Home Page for a list of drop-in classes.

Please RSVP

  • No previous meditation experience is required.
  • Chairs and cushions are provided for your comfort.
  • Tea and water are available.
  • Space is limited so please RSVP.

Course description for this unusual time:

The 2019 Federal Government Shutdown has caused so many of our friends and neighbors hardship, and the Frederick Meditation Center wants to do something to help. We decided a three-fold approach could work:

  1. Teach you powerful and evidence-based meditation techniques to cope with the difficult emotions and physical stress you are experiencing.
  2. Explore ways to apply mindfulness as a leader – and we are all leaders. At work, at home, with our friends and family – and especially with ourselves – how we are in the moment impacts those around us. We are all leaders.
  3. Create a safe space for you to be who you are and feel how you feel. And maybe make some friends along the way.

This program is offered out of a deep desire to do something in the face of a crisis where many feel powerless, and where great suffering is taking place. We hope you will join us for this special event. *Though we also hope that you can’t make it because you are back at work!

Our usual course description:

During this workshop, you will learn simple mindfulness-based exercises that will cultivate the four fundamentals of leadership excellence: focus, clarity, creativity and compassion. You will also learn simultaneously how to manage the impact of stress on your body, mind, and spirit.

In a world where multi-tasking, digital distractions and continuous partial attention are the norm, it is challenging for 21st century leaders to find the time, energy and creativity to innovate. Fortunately, the practice of mindfulness – paying attention to the present moment with an attitude of open awareness – can wire your brain for leadership excellence despite the chaos.

Learn to lead from a place of choice, based on your values and expertise, rather than reactivity. You may also experience better health, a deeper connection with others, and a greater satisfaction with life – at work and at home.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define mindfulness and give examples of formal and informal practices.
  2. Discuss the benefits of practicing mindfulness for managing stress and leadership excellence.
  3. Integrate mindfulness-based techniques at work to cultivate focus, clarity, creativity and compassion.
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Heather Stang

Mindfulness Author & Trainer at Mindfulness & Grief
Heather Stang, M.A. is the author ofMindfulness & Grief and the Frederick Meditation Center founder. She holds a Masters degree in Thanatology (Death, Dying, and Bereavement) from Hood College in Maryland, and is a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner. She has led mindfulness-based grief workshops for organizations such as the National Fallen Firefighters Association and Hospice of Frederick County, and is a member of the Association of Death Education and Counseling. Heather’s mission is to help people who are grieving to stay healthy and benefit from the transformative experience of grief, using mindfulness-based practices, relaxation, and expressive arts. She has an established practice offering Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy sessions, day-long retreats, and 8 Week Yoga for Grief groups. She is based in Maryland. You can find her on Google +.
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