"Mindfulness Outdoors" Workshop
On Saturday, May 19, counselor education faculty Richard Cleveland, Ph.D., and Pamela Wells, Ph.D., are inviting all current College of Education (COE) students and alumni to a workshop that will provide an interactive, fun introduction to mindfulness, the practice of being aware of the experiences occurring in the moment.
“Mindfulness Outdoors,” will take place from 1-4 p.m. at the Center for Wildlife Education located on the Georgia Southern University Statesboro Campus. Admission to the Center is free for current students, staff, and faculty, and $2 for Georgia Southern University alumni.
“The workshop will provide a brief introduction to what mindfulness is but then expand mindfulness into practice using the trails at the Center for Wildlife Education,” said Cleveland. “No previous experience or knowledge in mindfulness is required.”
Cleveland says the workshop is ideal for those who are feeling overwhelmed, stressed and burned out.
“Often we get so hectic and focused that we launch into autopilot and lose our perspective and awareness,” he explained. “This workshop will help you learn how to become aware of self, surroundings and the moment, and how this can impact your overall wellness.”
Cleveland and Wells have taught, presented and authored research on mindfulness and mindfulness practices in multiple settings to various audiences.
Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and shoes and can bring water, snacks and a yoga mat if they prefer. Registration for participants can be found at tinyurl.com/yd3cng6q
This workshop is the first of a series of workshops that Cleveland and Wells plan to center around the theme of “Think Global, Learn Local,” or #TGL2, for short.
Saturday, May 19 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Center for Wildlife Education & Lamar Q Ball, Jr. Raptor Center (Statesboro Campus)
1461 Forest Dr., Statesboro, GA 30458