Mindful Mondays: Finding the Calm in a Pandemic

Mindful Mondays: Finding the Calm in a Pandemic – Next Session: June 8th, 2020 @ 8:45am

Monday, June 8th, 2020

8:30am (log-in time); 8:45am-9:00am Session

Did you now that nearly 7 in 10 employees indicated that the COVID-19 pandemic is the most stressful time of their entire professional career? The same survey by mental health provider, Ginger, also reported that 88% of workers experienced moderate to extreme stress over the past 4 to 6 weeks, and among those people, 62% said they’ve lost at least 1 hour of productivity a day—and 32% lost at least 2 hours a day—due to COVID-19–related stress.

Stats like these show us we’re not alone in feeling the same things; overworked, stressed, and uncertain. And too often these feelings can spiral into anger, resentment, and loss in productivity.

But giving up is not in our DNA. Assemble is taking a stand with our belief that we are stronger together. So with the help of the fearless Dr. Beth Weinstock, co-founder of The Resilience Group we decided to launch Mindful Mondays.

Starting May 18th, we’re creating a space where we can meet for just 15 minutes to start our day and our week with an ability to effectively handle stress, create some clarity, define our focus, and narrow our energy. By slowing down and reflecting on the changes impacting you right now, you can discover the value of these tools in your personal life and business.

Every session is free and will dive into a different topic regarding living through today’s uncertainties and what you can learn about yourself as the external world feels smaller than ever.

In the words of Jon Kabat-Zinn, “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally simply the art of conscious living.” 

Beth Weinstock, PhD, Co-founder of The Resilience Group
Beth is a clinical psychologist and leadership coach known for her ability to facilitate change and  communicate practical wisdom.
She has taught at universities on both coasts and has written for the Huffington Post. (For more about Beth see TheResilienceGroup.com)

These free sessions are appropriate for all levels with no experience required.

Online Mediation with the Smithsonian
OR Additional Virtual Mediation Groups

Looking for more opportunities to be introspective? The Smithsonian is also offering free 30-minute online meditations four times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude and find a sense of calm during this uncertain time.

Please Join us via our Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72109713012?pwd=em1vYTJ1M1BhRld1MnMzeXVYMHJjUT09

Meeting ID: 721 0971 3012

Password: 6mzTUW

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