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LUCC Mindfulness Practices

Presented by the Lesley University Counseling Center (LUCC) in collaboration with the Mindfulness Studies graduate program

Mindfulness is the awareness that arises by paying attention to your thoughts, feelings, and sensations without self-judgment. Practicing mindfulness has many benefits, including reducing stress, improving mental well-being, and enhancing focus and self-awareness.

The Lesley University Counseling Center (LUCC), in collaboration with the mindfulness studies graduate program, has provided mindfulness support to the students, faculty, and staff of Lesley University. The Lesley community can greatly benefit from the wisdom held in the hearts and minds of the students and faculty of the mindfulness studies graduate program. Over the past several years, mindfulness studies interns have helped in this effort.

We are fortunate to be able to offer audio recordings created by April Neufeld, a LUCC Mindfulness Intern from Fall 2023. You can listen to the mindfulness practices here:

Session 1: Anchors of Awareness Practice

This session focuses on building the practice of anchoring awareness in meditation.

Session 2: Internal Rhythms Practice

This session focuses on tuning into the internal rhythms of the body.

Session 3: Here and Now Stone Practice

This practice focuses on the sensory experience of everyday activities or objects. In this example, we use a stone, but you can use any object.

Session 4: Mindfulness of Tea Practice

This practice focuses on the sensory experience of making and drinking tea, but coffee or any other beverage can be used.

Session 5: Mindful Movement Practice

This session focuses on movement as the object of awareness. The practice can be done seated.

Session 6: Body Scan Practice

This session focuses on the sensations and experiences of the body through a body scan.

Session 7: Loving-Kindness for Self and Others Practice

This session focuses on giving kindness and compassion to oneself and others.

Session 8: Energy of Emotions Practice

This session focuses on being with the changing nature of emotions.

Session 9: Gratitude and Appreciation Practice

This session focuses on gratitude and appreciation for oneself and others.