Take some time to unwind and ground yourself with Mad4U’s

Mindful Experience Retreats

Save the dates! October 13, November 3, and December 1

Retreats offer a variety of contemplative practices from around the world, taught for free by members of the Valley community. The first retreat, focused on singing bowls, yoga, and sound healing with instructor Connie Magee, will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 1:00 to 5:00pm in the Highlands Room of Festival.

No experience or registration is required and all materials (including yoga mats) are provided. Come join us to learn more about mindfulness around the world, improve your emotional intelligence, and keep these mental skills with you throughout your life! Sound interesting? Check out this article about Connie Magee’s mindfulness retreat last year!

info.jmu.edu/madisonunion/an-altered-state-my-experience-with-mindfulness-at-the-meditation-retreat

Sign up online at

info.jmu.edu/studentactivities/mindful-experience

Or just show up – first come first to get mats and cushions… while supplies last!

Questions?

Contact Shari Scofield at scofiesd@jmu.edu


Free Books! To Share... Take One, Leave One, Compliments of Mad 4U.

Donations by Book Saver of Virignia, Gift and Thrift.

 

Tea and Contemplation: Host Karin Tollefson-Hall
August 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm

The T&C committee warmly invites you to join us for the final event of the summer on August 7 at 6:00pm
in the home of Karin Tollefson-Hall, 675 New York Ave. Changing gears this will be an evening event so bring your favorite appetizer to share and enjoy a sound meditation led by Connie Magee. This would be a splendid time to invite that friend who is interested in the ICSP! 

Please rsvp Karin (tollefkl@jmu.edu)!

 
 

Edith Carrier Arboretum Mindful Morning Walk
July 3, 2018 at 9 am

The T&C committee happily invites you to join us for a morning walk in the Edith Carrier Arboretum on July 3rd at 9am. We hope you can join us!  Bring friends you’d like to welcome to the ICSP.

If you have questions please contact Shari Scofield scofiesd@jmu.edu.

 

Tea and Contemplation: Host Chris Fasching-Maphis
June 19, 2018

The second set is from this morning’s T&C event in the home of Chris Fasching-Maphis where we gathered for light refreshment, fellowship, and a meditation, sending the love we generated out to traumatized folks everywhere.

We hope to continue this casual gathering, coming together in community and sharing. In July we plan a walk in the Arboretum, July 3rd but other details are pending. In August we hope to gather at Karin Tollefson-Hall’s home for a sound healing experience with Connie Magee, tentatively set for the 23rd. Stay in the loop by visiting the website often. The more the merrier at these events. Do rsvp so we can plan on refreshments or seating etc.

 

Terra Vita Garden Tour
June 16, 2018

Gina Bondurant and Wick Fary welcomed us to their beautiful home, site of Terra Vita Gardens. We enjoyed a garden walk and talk that included herbal medicinal gardens, wild crafted medicinal sanctuary, a sustainable green house, and a kitchen garden, and a spectacular apothecary. We enjoyed tea and conversation exploring the many applications of plant medicines while tasting Gina’s home crafted bitters, elixers, and cordials!

 

Tea and Contemplation
Summer 2018

Join us for tea and contemplation on June 19th at 8:30am in the home of Chris Fasching-Maphis, 441 Ott St. Bring your favorite cuppa and we will provide some morning treats. Hot water will be available. This would be a splendid time to invite that friend who is interested in the ICSP! Please do rsvp Chris (faschicx@jmu.edu)!

Furthermore, events are in the works for July 3rd and Aug.7th. We are considering walking the Arboretum in July and sound meditation for August. Details pending. Our hope is to come into community with one another and share a variety of contemplative practices in more casual settings. We hope you can join us.

Chris, Lori, Karin, and Shari

 

Koru Mindfulness Program
Spring 2018

The Koru Mindfulness program was developed over the course of a decade by psychiatrists Holly Rogers, MD & Margaret Maytan, MD to bring the benefits of mindfulness to the college students they worked with at Duke University’s student counseling center.  Koru Mindfulness is evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management to college students and other young adults. The curriculum consists of three components: Koru Basic, Koru 2.0 and Koru Retreat.

Jared Feather will be offering Koru Mindfulness at the Student Success Center on Fridays from 1:00-2:00pm.

  • ***Participants must commit to ALL four sessions***

  • Registration available at: https://dashboard.korumindfulness.org/web/index.php?r=course%2Fsignup&id=759

  • If you have any questions, please contact Jared Featherstone at feathejj@jmu.edu.

Shari Scofield will be offering Koru Basic in Madison Union 302 on Tuesdays at 4:30pm-6:00pm.

 

Mindful Experience Retreat Day
Festival Conference and Student Center
April 22, 2018, 1:00-5:00pm

Come home to breath and body for optimizing performance during exam week.

Program TBA

 

Mindful Experience Retreat Day
Festival Conference and Student Center
December 2, 2017, 1:00-5:00pm

Come home to breath and body for optimizing performance during exam week.

Program TBA

 

Sound Healing with Connie Magee
10/16/17

You may not know it, but a spiritual awakening is waiting for you in Madison Union.  

At this point in your life, you’ve probably learned how to stay fit, eat healthy, make deadlines, stay within a budget, and much more. You know how to take care of yourself, at least on the outside. But what about the inside?  

Read more at:

https://info.jmu.edu/blog/an-altered-state-my-experience-with-mindfulness-at-the-meditation-retreat/

 

 

Koru Mindfulness Program
Fall 2017 (10/10/17-10/31/17)

The Koru Minfulness program was developed over the course of a decade by psychiatrists Holly Rogers, MD & Margaret Maytan, MD to bring the benefits of mindfulness to the college students they worked with at Duke University’s student counseling center.

Koru Mindfulness is evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management to college students and other young adults. The curriculum consists of three components: Koru Basic, Koru 2.0 and Koru Retreat.

Shari Scofield will be offering Koru Basic in Madison Union T302 on Tuesdays  at 4:30pm-6:00pm.

The four sessions will meet on Tuesdays October 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st, 2017

***Participants must commit to ALL four sessions***

If you have any questions, please contact Shari Scofield at scofiesd@jmu.edu.

To register, click on the following link: https://info.jmu.edu/studentactivities/koru-mindfulness/

Please pass this on to others who might be interested.

 

Half-Time R&R
October 7th, 2017

Revitalize with an afternoon of gentle yoga and sound healing with Connie Magee on Saturday, October 7th in Madison Union 256 from 1:00-5:00pm.

 

Koru Mindfulness Program
Fall 2017 (9/15/17 - 10/6/17)

Feeling stressed out? Need some help focusing? Try meditation! We are offering a free 4-week course at JMU starting 9/15 that meets on Fridays from 1-2:15 in the Health and Behavioral Studies building. Here’s the info:

The Koru Mindfulness program was developed over the course of a decade by psychiatrists Holly Rogers, MD & Margaret Maytan, MD to bring the benefits of mindfulness to the college students they worked with at Duke University’s student counseling center. Koru Mindfulness is an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management to college students and other young adults. This course is taught by Jared Featherstone (University Writing Center) and Chris Fasching-Maphis (School of Nursing). 

To register, click on the following link: https://dashboard.korumindfulness.org/web/index.php?r=course%2Fsignup&id=531

Please pass this on to others who might be interested.

 

Mindful Experience Retreat Day
April 23, 2017

Mindful Experience Retreat Day is an opportunity for the JMU community to come and prepare their body and minds for exam week. Mindful Experience Retreat Day provides different activities that can be used to increase focus and decrease stress.  This year’s Mindful Experience Retreat Day is going to be something special and so I hope to give community members who have participated in contemplative programming an advantage. The Retreat will be hosted by Dr. Karin Tollefson-Hall and Dr. Liam Buckley on Sunday April 23rd from 1pm – 5pm. There will be four distinct sessions offered culminating in a Kirtan experience. Also, a green room with tea and treats will be provided for attendees only.

Mindful Experience Retreat Day is April 23, 2017 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm in the Highlands room of Festival.

Contact scofiesd@jmu.edu with any questions!

Register today at http://info.jmu.edu/studentactivities/mindful-experience/


Teaching Mindfulness in a Digital Environment
April 2017

Do you find your attention drifting aimlessly while you are online? How often do you pay attention to your awareness when you are in a digital environment? What is all of this attention wandering online doing to your brain? Through your participation in these sessions and the online community you can learn more about mindfulness as an important 21st century skill. 

Objectives

  • Explore mindfulness as a 21st century skill

  • Discover how to develop mindfulness in life in order to develop mindfulness in a digital environment

  • Examine activities, resources and other ideas to integrate mindfulness into teaching and learning practices

  • Participate and contribute to an online community dedicated to promoting mindfulness as a 21st century skill at JMU

Registration is available at: https://workshop.cit.jmu.edu/courses/30


Koru Mindfulness Program
Spring 2017

Feeling stressed out? Interested in meditation? Sign up for a free 4-week program at JMU! 

The Koru Mindfulness program was developed over the course of a decade by psychiatrists Holly Rogers, MD & Margaret Maytan, MD to bring the benefits of mindfulness to the college students they worked with at Duke University. Koru Mindfulness is an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management to college students and other young adults. The Koru founders have trained professors and doctors across the country, including three at JMU, to teach this system.

This 4-week Koru class, taught by Jared Featherstone, meets Mondays 4-5:15 in Room 4040 of the Student Success Center, starting 2/6. No meditation experience is necessary. Here’s the registration link:

https://dashboard.korumindfulness.org/web/index.php?r=course%2Fsignup&id=214


Leading to Well-Being Conference
April 2017

Got some great ideas to share?  Consider submitting a conference session proposal to the Leading to Well-Being Conference.  Deadline is February 3, 2017.  More info available at http://leadingtowellbeing.gmu.edu/saturday-contemplative-practices-for-21st-century-higher-education/


Contemplative Practices for Sustaining the Scholar Workshop
January 2017

The Center for Faculty Innovation is offering a Contemplative Practices for Sustaining the Scholar (Workshop) at the January 2017 Symposium. Come early for a free lunch!

More information and registration is available at: Center for Faculty Innovation January 2017 Symposium


De-Stress for Success at the JMU Libraries
December 2016

Session: Find Stillness in Movement
Location: Carrier 109
Date/time: 12/13, 1-2pm
Guided by: Jared Featherstone
Description: Feeling unbalanced?  Learn ancient moving meditations to feel grounded, calm, and focused during finals week.
Online event reservation: http://events.lib.jmu.edu/event/3010899 

Session: De-Stress Sweetly
Location: Rose 5211
Date/time: 12/14, 2-3pm
Guided by: rYn Stevens
Description: Enjoy the sweetness of the present moment by exploring meditation and chocolate truffles.
Online event reservation: http://events.lib.jmu.edu/event/3011595 

Session: What’s breath got to do with it?
Location: Carrier Library room 109
Date/time: 12/12, 3-4pm and 12/14, 3-4pm
Guided by: Shari Scofield
Description: Pranayam!  Yogic breathing for balance, centering and energy.
Online event reservations: http://events.lib.jmu.edu/event/3013855 and http://events.lib.jmu.edu/event/3013858