From Clutter to Clarity - New Mindfulness Course Launched at UCSC

March 11, 2016

By Detmar Finke 

Proven health benefits and even measurable happiness result from the simple practice of Mindfulness.

Mindfulness is our natural ability to be aware of what’s happening in the present moment. In our busy lives, we tend to multi-task and our attention is scattered in many directions. In this one-hour introductory class, you will learn to let go of the hurried and scattered feelings that result from this unhealthy lifestyle both at work and home.

In a conversation with our Principal Trainer, Frank Widman, I learned that Mindfulness programs are proving successful on corporate and educational campuses all over. “If you look at what’s going on - Ford Motor, Pacific Blue Cross Vancouver, Claremont University, LinkedIn and Google, to name a few - have all  instituted mindfulness programs,” said Widman. Google alone has trained more than 1,000 of its engineers and managers since they launched their 8-week class in 2007. When talking about mindfulness, Widman likes to share one of his favorite quotes:

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
Viktor E. Frankl, psychiatrist and holocaust survivor

Why all the attention on mindfulness when it seems so contradictory to become more productive by taking a quiet moment “doing nothing”? Join Meg Corman, Special Assistant to the Chancellor and the VC of University Relations, as she guides us to the answer using Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). In this exciting new class, you will learn and participate in a few short, simple practices that show how to integrate mindfulness into daily life and work.

Mindfulness is a critical tool for all employees to ensure they can be present, energized and engaged in what they do and how they do it as they work to advance the mission of the campus.
-Sarah Latham, Vice Chancellor, Business and Administrative Services

For More information: contact Frank Widman or simply sign up for one of our free sessions: