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.
- 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:
- Teach you powerful and evidence-based meditation techniques to cope with the difficult emotions and physical stress you are experiencing.
- 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.
- 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.
- Define mindfulness and give examples of formal and informal practices.
- Discuss the benefits of practicing mindfulness for managing stress and leadership excellence.
- Integrate mindfulness-based techniques at work to cultivate focus, clarity, creativity and compassion.