Mindfulness 101: Reducing Workplace Stress through Awareness

  • 14 Jun 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Florida SouthWestern State College Building AA, Room 168 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919


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Session Description

Workplace stress can be both positive and negative. Good stress sparks creativity and productivity while negative stress, that is overwhelming and constant, has been linked to depression, anxiety, and health problems. Practicing Mindfulness can be an effective strategy for managing stress in our busy and demanding workplaces. This workshop will discuss some of the negative effects of stress, introduce participants to the concept and practice of Mindfulness, and provide simple techniques that can be utilized to support daily wellbeing.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to…

  • Describe the concept of Mindfulness.
  • Identify the repercussions of workplace stress on the body and mind.
  • Create strategies to improve their ability to cope with stress and workplace challenges.
  • Practice mindfulness techniques on their own.

ATD Competencies

The following ATD competencies align with this month's learning event: 

  • Interpersonal Skills (Foundational Competency)
  • Personal Skills
  • Performance Improvement

This session will take place in the AA-building on the FSW Lee Campus in room AA-168. 

Facilitator: Erin Hailstone

Erin HailstoneErin is the Coordinator of Staff and Organization Development at Florida SouthWestern State College. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of the Fraser Valley where she was awarded the 2013 Undergraduate Research Excellence Award in Communications. Erin earned her master’s degree in Educational Research-Adult Learning in the Workplace from the University of Calgary, one of Canada’s top ranked research universities.

Erin has been practicing and teaching yoga, as a certified Hatha yoga instructor, for over 15 years. She recently completed a certification in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) modeled from the program founded by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Erin holds certifications from the internationally recognized Instructional Skills Network (ISW) in both instructional skills and facilitation development and is a local and national member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD).

If you have any questions about this learning event or how to register please contact Christine Davlin, VP, Programs, ATD Southwest Florida Chapter at cdavlin@leegov.com.

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