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A Mindful Approach to Stress

Thursday, July 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Personal Development

Like most people, you probably have a lot going on and good reasons to feel distressed. Being stressed from time to time is actually normal and healthy. The problem is when it is ongoing and chronic. Not only does it feel incredibly uncomfortable, but stress can cause numerous serious health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, insomnia, memory loss, anxiety and depressive disorders.
The good news is that with modern technology, we can understand the nature of stress and find skillful ways in reducing or even preventing it. Some of this requires lifestyle changes, but a lot of it has to do with how we perceive and relate to what is happening and how we choose to respond. Developing awareness or mindfulness about stress can therefore be very supportive in increasing resilience and well-being when navigating the demands of our busy everyday life.

Join us in this webinar to learn more about the science of stress and how to use mindfulness as a tool to reduce its grip on your day to day. In this session, participants will:
● learn how to discern between healthy and toxic stress
● understand the physical mechanism of stress and how this can lead to disease
● investigate what causes stress and how to create more supportive conditions to keep it from arising
● practice how to be with and attend to stress more mindfully when it does arise
● explore different meditation techniques to reduce anxiety and overwhelm

Presenter: Aiko Michotis is certified by Mindful Schools and trained in Nonviolent Communication through BayNVC. She has attended over 120 days of Vipassana meditation retreats as both a participant and mentor. Her background in Biology, Pedagogy and Buddhist philosophy allow for a unique secular mindfulness offering where participants can investigate how to bring more awareness into their work, personal and relational lives. Today, along with teaching at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Aiko works within the education sector training teachers in how to bring mindfulness into the classroom setting. She also leads professional development workshops and mindfulness classes within the California Library System and was invited to present at 2021 Future of Libraries Conference.
For more information on Aiko’s work please visit www.rememberingtruenature.com or contact Aiko@rememberingtruenature.com.

The recording and handouts will be available on Niche Academy after the live event as well as our library of over 700 recorded sessions. To access Niche, go to: https://my.nicheacademy.com/floridalibrarywebinars

Register here via Zoom for the live event or through the link below.


Thursday, July 18
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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