At the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, our Saybrook University Mind-Body Medicine faculty felt called to offer support to our students, faculty, staff, and perhaps others beyond our university. How could we contribute to sustaining wellness through challenging times with only virtual connections? Self-care is the cornerstone of our Mind-Body Medicine graduate program, and we wanted to reach out to anyone who might benefit. With our diverse backgrounds in meditation and mindfulness, we chose to offer guided meditations offered virtually to the public.
Our faculty, alumni, and advanced students offered 15-minute Mindful Moments each weekday for the first few months, then three times a week. Since January 2021, we have guided meditations online twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays at 9:15 am Pacific time. The Zoom room opens at 9:00 am to gather and connect before our time together meditating.
We record the meditations, and the audios are publicly available through Spotify on the Saybrook University Mindfulness Moments Podcast. You can also find them at Saybrook Insights. Videos of many of the meditations are uploaded to our Saybrook University Self-Care YouTube Channel, along with some 1-hour meditation circles and yoga classes. Here is the description on our YouTube channel:
Self-care is one key to good health and wellness that comes in many shapes and sizes. Some practices aim to support body, mind, and spirit with a simple routine, while other practices involve more extensive learning. In this collection, Saybrook University faculty, students, and alumni serve as guides in various mind-body based experiences. Visitors to this site are invited to sample a variety of mind-body-spirit techniques and return regularly for additional self-care practices.
You can find links to many of my guided meditations on my Meditations page. I invite you to use any of these resources and share them with others who might benefit.
Join us on Zoom
We welcome you to join our ongoing live Mindful Moments on Mondays and Fridays at 9:15 am Pacific time:
Wishing happiness, health, and peace to all!