As part of the FLI Program, Yasemin Tunc gave the Online Mindfulness Workshop to 29 participants. Participants performed a meditation exercise and replied on their experience, they interacted on some prompts on mindfulness in their lives, and asked questions at the end.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, scientist and contemplative, defines Mindfulness as “a way of being in a wise and purposeful relationship with one’s experience, both inwardly and outwardly. It is cultivated by systematically exercising one’s capacity for paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally.” Full awareness and acceptance of our experience in each moment lead to a more focused, engaged, and happier life. Scientific research, including brain scans of meditators, shows that mindfulness practitioners develop stronger executive function areas of the brain. Mindfulness has been linked to reduced stress and suffering, focused attention, and general well being. In this workshop, we will discuss a variety of Mindfulness techniques and how they will benefit the attendees.