About the Community

Welcome to the Mindfulness Community of Practice

Join other staff and students in a weekly facilitated mindfulness practice.

This group runs on a drop-in basis and all staff and students are welcome to come along and try out mindfulness practice.

Mindfulness refers to paying attention to the present moment with openness and curiosity. Mindfulness is increasingly being used to enhance wellbeing as well as work engagement and performance.

Research evidence suggests that mindfulness has a myriad of positive effects. It has been found to improve general well-being, life satisfaction and health, decrease symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression, improve interpersonal relationships, study and occupational success.

Practice Times

The group starts in week one of semester (22nd February) and runs weekly during teaching periods.

Day, Time & Venue: 
Thursdays 12.30 - 1pm, Dojo Room (above ANU Health Centre).
Each week we meet to practice mindfulness for about 20mins.

This year practices will be organised over the month as follows:
Week 1: Body Scan practices
Week 2: Breath/Walking practices
Week 3: Self compassion practices
Week 4: Wheel of Awareness practice (Dan Siegel)

NB: Bring a cushion to sit or lean on. Shoes are off in the Dojo 
Please contact the Counselling Centre if you need formal 

Please see the Guidelines (below) for additional information regarding the structure and content of the meetings.

Guidelines for the Mindfulness Community of Practice
  1. Any ANU staff member or student is welcome to come along and try out the community of practice meetings although we recommend that those without any experience in mindfulness practices first attend a mindfulness workshop or retreat. Many forms of training might be considered mindfulness based (e.g. yoga) if they have a focus on cultivating present-moment, open awareness.
  2. Facilitation of the sessions will be by the ANU Counselling Centre.
  3. Each week we will practice for approximately 20 minutes.
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