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February
2017
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12:16 AM
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Mindfulness in the Workplace

Reduced stress? Less conflict? Better health and overall wellness? More concentration? Greater satisfaction with your work? Sound good to you?

This four part seminar, hosted by CSUSM Human Resources and MindfulCSUSM, will provide participants with mindfulness knowledge and tools of value in the workplace. Topics will include:

  • useful and practical mindfulness techniques for use in a variety of workplace situations.
  • scientific research findings that explain the interaction of the human brain and mindfulness practice;
  • reducing stress and increasing focus;
  • productive and effective ways to address conflict;

Each session will address a variety of topics selected by the presenters, as well as topics identified in consultation with the participants. Each session will include fascinating content about what we know from research about mindfulness, as well as topics such as those noted below:

  • Session1: Reducing reactivity; mindfulness technique practice.
  • Session 2: The mind-body connection; increasing focus and concentration; mindfulness technique practice.
  • Session 3: Mindful listening; working with difficult emotions; mindfulness technique practice.
  • Session 4: The Compassion Factor; mindfulness technique practice.

Mindfulness practice in the workplace has taken hold in many organizations. Who is "doing mindfulness" in the workplace? Take a peek:

Intel, Nike, Target, Genentech, Google, Facebook, eBay, Twitter, General Mills, Ford Motor Company, Kaiser Permanente, Aetna, Cargill, Plantronics, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Hearst Publications, to name just a few. In addition, government institutions are now embracing mindfulness, including the U.S. Marines and U.S. Forest Service Department. The British Parliament has also offered a mindfulness class to its politicians to help steady themselves before difficult and often emotional votes.

Your "guides on the side" are Fritz Kreisler and Jennifer Jeffries.

Dr. Fritz Kreisler received his B.S. and Ph.D. in Psychology from UC Davis. He worked in a community psychiatric clinic and an institution for developmentally disabled adults for 4 years after graduating, and then became the Director of Counseling at Susquehanna University (1985-1992, the last two years of which he was also Associate Dean of Students). He has been at Cal State San Marcos since 1992 and is currently Counselor Faculty Emeritus.

Dr. Kreisler works from a humanistic perspective and specializes in most of the issues common to college students, including anxiety, stress, mood problems, relationship problems, grieving, and developing a new independent identity. He is interested in meditation as well, and mindfulness approaches to stress, pain, and life management.

Dr. Jennifer Jeffries received her B.A. in English and M.A. in Education from SDSU. She earned her doctorate in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego. She worked in K-12 educational settings as a teacher, principal and superintendent until 2000. At that time, she joined the faculty in the CSUSM School of Education and served as Associate Vice President of Planning, Accreditation and Assessment.

Dr. Jeffries has seen the benefits of mindfulness practice in her own work experience, as well as the positive impact on individuals and teams when the principles and practices of mindfulness are present.

When: Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 PM March 15 and 29 and April 5 and 12 from 3 PM to 5 PM Where: Room Kellogg 3010 (March 15, March 29 and April 5) and USU 2310- A and B (April 12).

Questions? Contact Fritz (kreisler@csusm.edu) or Jennifer (jjeffrie@csusm.edu)

Register at: https://ds.calstate.edu/?svc=skillsoft&errorMessage=sessiontimeouterror&redirectTo=/skillportfe/main.action

Lookup the Course ID: ilt_CSUSM_MIND_WORK

Mindfulness in the Workplace

Reduced stress? Less conflict? Better health and overall wellness? More concentration? Greater satisfaction with your work? Sound good to you?

This four-part seminar, hosted by CSUSM Human Resources and MindfulCSUSM, will provide participants with mindfulness knowledge and tools of value in the workplace.

When:  Wednesdays 3:30-5 p,m., March 15 and 29 and April 5 and 12 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Where: Room Kellogg 3010 (March 15, March 29 and April 5) and USU 2310- A and B (April 12).

Questions? Contact Fritz Kreisler (kreisler@csusm.edu) or Jennifer Jeffries (jjeffrie@csusm.edu).

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