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Workshops & Classes at Stanford University

CBD: Guided Meditation: 4100 Bohannon Drive
Thu 11/01 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Christy Matta
Location: 4100 Bohannon Drive, Room 120
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP

A simple way to bring mindfulness practice into your life is with awareness of your body. Practice focused mindful breathing and exercises that bring openness and connection to your body for a calm, balanced start to your day.

Instructor: Christy Matta, BeWell Coach at Stanford, Author of The Stress Response: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Free You from Needless Anxiety, Worry, Anger, and Other Symptoms of Stress.

CBD: Guided Meditation: Li Ka Shing Center
Wed 11/07 7:45 am-8:30 am
Instructor: Christy Matta
Location: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC), Room 209 (291 Campus Drive)
BeWell Berry

Sponsored by: HIP

A simple way to bring mindfulness practice into your life is with awareness of your body. Practice focused mindful breathing and exercises that bring openness and connection to your body for a calm, balanced start to your day.

Instructor: Christy Matta, BeWell Coach at Stanford, Author of The Stress Response: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Free You from Needless Anxiety, Worry, Anger, and Other Symptoms of Stress.

About the program: As part of the 2018 Contemplation By Design Summit, Guided Meditation sessions are offered in the mornings and evenings throughout the week at locations on the main and satellite Stanford campuses. Participants are offered the opportunity to experience and learn about contemplative practices that cultivate each state of P.E.A.C.E.—Pause, Exhale, Attend mindfully, Connect with nature, yourself and others, and Express P.E.A.C.E.—Prosociality, Equanimity, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics.

The Guided Meditation leaders share their insights and wisdom born from their own backgrounds in modern secular, neuroscience and/or spiritual traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Centering Prayer, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

Tools and Resources

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Stress Record
Creating a record of your stress experiences will give you valuable information. Memory, especially of thoughts and events that accompany intense emotion, is often inaccurate. A record that you complete regularly is the best way to get accurate information about the frequency and intensity of your stress response.

 

 

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Distract Assessment
The goal with this tool is to generate a list of twenty to thirty activities, both large and small, that you can do at different times to take you away from immediate stress, even if it’s for brief moments.

 

 

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Balance Worksheet – Wants, Demands, Priorities, Shoulds
Which internal “shoulds” can you let go of to make room for your wants?

Which demands you can negotiate to put off or delegate to make room for your priorities?

This tool gives you an exercise and process for doing that so that more joy and fulfillment can be yours.

 

 

 

 

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Podcast: Fill/Empty Breathing

This podcast leads you through a gentle breathing exercise designed to help you calm your body and slow racing and worried thinking.

Podcast: Mindful Breathing

This video/podcast leads you through a gentle breathing exercise

 

DialecticalBehaviorTherapy.Net  This website describes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Borderline Personality Disorder and provides links to useful resources.

 

Additional Relaxation Strategies