Just Breathe: Mindfulness Strategies for Stretched Faculty

Professional Development

‘Mindfulness’ has become a household word, and mindfulness-based practices are now widely used in education, business, industry, and health care settings. What are some unique stressors faced by university faculty, and how might mindfulness be helpful in responding to those stressors? This session will provide an introduction to mindfulness-based stress management strategies and resources for responding to the challenges associated with teaching in an increasingly complex social and technologically-dependent environment.

As a result of attending this session, you will be able to:

  • Explore and practice mindfulness techniques;
  • Recognize the sources of stress in academic settings; and
  • Develop teaching strategies to support students' mindfulness.

Dr. Salmon is offering his 2016 Celebration of Teaching and Learning session again as part of the Dine and Discover series. Here is what some of his Celebration session attendees had to say:

“Excellent session! Truly made me mindful about “savoring” the moment.”

“Experiential and inspiring.”

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Presenter Bio

Paul Salmon, Ph.D., is an associate professor of clinical psychology in the Department of Psychological Sciences. He co-directs the Mindfulness Studies and BioBehavioral Laboratory; conducts clinical research on mindfulness; and teaches at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He publishes widely on the topic of mindfulness in healthcare, and collaborated on the development of the undergraduate course, Mindfulness and Sustainability. He also directs the mindfulness-based stress reduction program at UofL in collaboration with the Get Healthy Now employee wellness program and the Psychological Services Center.

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