Spring 2019: Drop-in Qi Gong and Mindfulness

WHAT: Free Drop-in practice of mindfulness and qi gong (facilitator: K.Yep)

WHEN: 12:30 – 1 p.m., 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, starting February 2019

WHAT IS HEALING JUSTICE? “Conscious of systemic suffering and injustices, we work to create a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. We promise, for the benefit of all, to practice self-care, mindfulness, healing, and joy. We vow to not burn out.” (Mushim Patricia Ikeda 2016)

WHO: Free and open to the public, no experience necessary.

WHERE:
Room 208 of Gold Student Center, Pitzer
https://mypz.pitzer.edu/netcommunity/view.image?Id=1148

WHAT TO BRING:
1. Intercultural understanding frame
2. Water
3. Compassion
4. Comfortable shoes

Scholarship suggests that mindfulness:
* Decreases stress (Shapiro et. al. 2005; Zeidan et. al. 2011)
* Impacts the brain (Davidson et. al. 2003; Luders et.al. 2009)
* Impacts implicit bias or compassion (Burgess et. al. 2017; Jazaleri, et. al. 2012; Leuke & Gibson 2015; Tincher et. al. 2016)
*Impacts immune markers (Hazel 2011; Jacobs et. al. 2011; Morgan et. al. 2014)
* Impacts executive functions (Teper et. al. 2013)

“Oppression(s) do not operate on merely an intellectual level. It is painful and embodied. Conversations about oppressions are hard, if they are real. We must unlearn internalized oppression(s) at the very cells of our being. While we condemn oppression(s), we do violence to ourselves and others if we don’t bring compassion to our experience. Mindfulness teaches us compassion for self and others.” (Beth Berila 2016)

FMI: www. kathyyep..com

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