PDV 106 — Exploring Creative Mindfulness
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): May 7—Jun 4
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: May 20
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Instructor(s): Suzanne Taylor
May 7—Jun 4
No letter grade
Do you feel stressed from the busyness of life, wedded to your devices, and not connected enough to what matters most? If so, you are not alone, and mindfulness can help. Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment, including the emotions, sensations, and insights you are experiencing. Mindfulness can help people feel more at peace, become less stressed, and shift perspective. These practices are not just buzzwords. They are scientifically based ways to help you navigate the changes and challenges you face. Together we will practice ways to enjoy living in the now, feel more at peace, and reframe challenges to build resilience. In each class, you will experience a combination of lecture, creative projects, exercises and discussion. Hands-on creative activities like crafts, painting, and drawing will give you a means to explore and express yourself mindfully. Activities you’ll undertake at home will supplement and deepen your reflections to help you get more clarity, explore your wishes for the future, and build well-being. At the end of our time together you’ll have a greater understanding of the benefits that mindfulness can bring, and the start, if you wish, of a lifelong practice.
Suzanne Taylor, Life and Leadership CoachSuzanne Taylor is a certified Professional Integral Coach who helps high-potential clients become more effective and feel more fulfilled, both personally and professionally. Using the Designing Your Life approach, she helps clients clarify their purpose and explore possibilities for more meaning and joy. She has taught at Stanford International Institutes and Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies. Taylor received an MBA from Stanford.
Textbooks for this course:
(Required) Smit and van der Hulst, A Book That Takes Its Time, 1st Edition (ISBN 0761193774)