KU Psychological Clinic Brief Mindfulness Group
- Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, 5 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.
- Kansas University, Kansas University, Lawrence
- Cost: $10
- Age limit: 18+
The KU Psychological Clinic will now be offering brief mindfulness group training. These groups will run monthly for four sessions on Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. in Fraser 341 on the KU campus. They will begin on the first Tuesday of each month. All four sessions are available for a flat $10 fee. During sessions, group members will explore different methods of harnessing attention in order to discover the method that most benefits them. Sessions include practice and discussion of visual, auditory, emotional and body mindfulness.
These groups are appropriate for people both with and without psychological difficulties. Research suggests that mindfulness training can benefit people dealing with depression, anxiety, certain personality disorders (i.e. Borderline Personality Disorder), stress etc. If you have any questions, or would like to participate in group, please call the clinic coordinator at 785-864-9854.
What is mindfulness? - Mindfulness is the ability to focus attention on the present moment. It is the opposite of mindlessness.
Why would I want to learn it? - Mindfulness is used in many traditions to strengthen personal peace. Research has shown that it is an effective treatment for many issues.
This is run by the psychology clinic, so do I need to have a psychological disorder to come to group? - No. Group is designed for people who are dealing with disorders and also anyone who is searching for inner calmness
Why does it require “practice?” - Being mindful is contrary to the expectations of our culture. It takes a great deal of effort to gain control of your attention. Like any important skill, it becomes easier through practice.
What will the group sessions be like? - The sessions will be a mix of mindfulness practice and discussion. The goal of the group is to explore different kinds of mindfulness and to find what works best for you in your everyday life.
“The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice there is little we can do to change until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds” - R.D. Laing