Mindfulness places our attention on the present moment, without judgment and without desire to change or accomplish anything. With this principle of non-striving at its core, mindfulness has been shown to benefit human health and well-being in many contexts. As a result, while the roots of mindfulness are in religion, its theory, practice and application have branched into diverse disciplines.
At their inaugural event on Oct. 30, the new Arts and Humanities for Health and Well-Being (AHHW) Research Group will explore mindfulness through the lenses of medicine, education and nursing. In roundtable format, University of Calgary scholars will describe the benefits of mindfulness from their own experiences in both interdisciplinary and discipline-specific contexts.
This event is open to all students, faculty and staff ― no registrations required. Light refreshments will be served.
There will be time for questions and discussion, as well as an opportunity to participate in very short (optional) periods of mindfulness practice.
Source of text for this post: Utoday, October 21, 2013