Theme: “The shadow of stress.”
Learning focus: Cultivating mindfulness can reduce the negative physiological and psychological effects of stress reactivity, as well as help develop more effective ways of responding positively and proactively to stressful situations and experiences. Includes a on stress physiology.
Practices Introduced: Mindful yoga (standing postures), sitting meditation (expanding focus from awareness of breath to body sensations and sound).
Practices Reinforced: Body scan, sitting (breath awareness).