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Fall 2022 Courses

KINE 150: Mindfulness in Practice

This is a 1-unit experiential course open to any and all individuals offered on Thursdays from 1:00-2:50pm.

Catalog Description: Incorporates Mindfulness Practices as an intrapersonal relationship skill and positions opportunity for students to focus their attention on the present moment as a means to promote wellness. Student-centered, experiential course where students will learn about, engage in, and reflect on various mindfulness practices. This course is open to all CSUSM students.

Free Four-Week Introduction to Mindfulness Course

Are you interested in developing a mindfulness practice to support your health and wellbeing?  Or to use in your work, for example in the classroom or educational setting?  Let’s explore the practice of mindfulness together in this free, four-week introduction.

This is an opportunity for us to create a trusted and trusting community to support us in our mindfulness practice.  For that reason, please plan to attend all of the sessions of the course.

The short application/registration form is on the second page of this flyer.  Please reach out to me if you have any questions.  Once your form is complete, you can send it to me at: jahlers@csusm.edu.

Dates and times:

Tuesday, September 6, 4:00-5:30

Tuesday, September 13, 4:00-5:30

Tuesday, September 20, 4:00-5:30

Tuesday, September 27, 4:00-5:30

FAQ:

Q: Will there be homework?

A:  Yes.  I will be offering practices to try during the week, totaling between 20 and 40 minutes daily.

Q:  Do I need to already have a regular meditation practice?

A:  Not at all!  This class will introduce many of the core practices of mindfulness, and give you a framework within which to try them yourself at home so that you can establish your own mindfulness practice.  If you already have one, it will support your practice with community, and with an opportunity to explore your practice more deeply.

Q:  Do I need a meditation cushion?

A:  You do not, but if you have one and prefer to use it, please feel free (I’ll be using mine!).

Q:  Do I need to be a Buddhist to practice mindfulness? 

A:  While mindfulness as it is practiced in the United States today draws upon the traditions of Buddhist meditation practice, mindfulness itself is a natural capacity of all humans, and it appears in many faith and philosophical traditions. As we will explore it in this class, mindfulness is a secular practice.

Application/Registration:

Introduction to Mindfulness

Why have an application for this class?

  • In order for participants to have an opportunity to form connections with one another and for us to develop trust as a group, I would like to keep the number of participants no higher than 15.
  • I would like to bring together a group of participants with a range of experiences and perspectives.
  • Please know that any information that you share in this form will be kept confidential.

Please respond to the following questions; you are welcome to save them into this document.  When the application is complete, you can send it to me at: jahlers@csusm.edu.  Preference will be given to those who send me their completed application by August 23, 2022, but the class will remain open until it has been filled, so do please send in your application even if it’s later than August 23. Please also feel free to contact me with any questions.

I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Application:

Name:

Major:

Year (e.g., sophomore, junior)/expected semester of graduation:

Gender/preferred pronouns:

Ethnicity/ies:

Language(s) spoken:

What experience, if any, do you have with mindfulness practice?  (Please note: no experience is required to participate.)

Why are you interested in participating in this Introduction to Mindfulness class?

Is there anything you would like me to know about you?