Published: Dec. 16, 2019

The Contemplative Resource Center (CRC) is a network of faculty, staff and students that links diverse initiatives across campus related to contemplative practices. The CRC facilitates opportunities for inner reflection and embodied experience to support holistic health and well-being, and resources for contemplative practices and pedagogy, community building and support on campus. Learn more about the Contemplative Resource Center


Art as Contemplation: Find Your Power, Find your Force 

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 5
Time: 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Location: CASE E422

Who should attend: Open to Students, Faculty and Staff

We will bring awareness to this important part of us through guided meditation and bring it to life by applying art as a contemplative tool. You will receive tools to access your power and force, and will be able to take your drawings with you. It can be helpful to remind us when we need to feel solid, strong, confident, and empowered. Come ready to learn and have fun tapping into your creative side.

Facilitated by Esther Horowitz, MA

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Chill Time Healing Yoga

Date: Every Tuesday,  March 3 - April 28
Time: 12:00 -12:50 p.m.
Where: CU Museum of Natural History, Henderson Bldg.
Who: For faculty, staff and students at no charge.  Class is limited to 20 participants each day.  Come early to grab a spot

Come enjoy a yoga for everyone amongst the fossils at the CU Museum Paleontology Hall. Whether you are old, young, flexible, stiff, or “don’t do yoga”, this is a practice for you. A special opportunity for the CU community to be led on an inward journey into movements and poses designed to soothe the nervous system and stimulate your natural healing response.  Through deepening into awareness of sensation in the poses, you discover where in the body/mind there are blockages; where you may be blind.  Resting in these uncomfortable places reminds the nervous system that all is okay, bringing consciousness into the tissues of the body that need attention.  The body/mind remembers how to move in a way more in line with optimum function and more ease. Here there is no perfect pose, instead we adapt the pose in a way that does not excite the nervous system, allowing the natural healing power within to be awakened. Based on Kaiut yoga, this is a practice for the modern world. 

Please wear comfortable clothes (work clothes are fine as long as they have some flexibility, i.e. avoid skirts or tight pants) and bring a yoga mat if you can.

Facilitated by: Susanna Drogsvold

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Engaging students with metacognitive practices with Becca Ciancanelli, Phd. 

Date: Friday, Mar. 6
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Norlin Library S421

Who should attend: Open to university teaching faculty and graduate student teachers

Metacognition has been widely studied as a vehicle for increased student engagement in the learning process. Students that are aware of their strengths and weaknesses as learners, writers, readers, test-takers, and group members will be more likely to actively monitor their learning strategies and determine their readiness for particular tasks. Recent research at Google revealed that the seven top characteristics of success at Google are all soft skills such as being a good coach, communicating & listening well and having empathy toward & being supportive of one’s colleagues. Development of these skills relies on strong self awareness regarding wellness and mindset, as well as successful study strategies. This session will include discussion of how to effectively use metacognitive reflection in any classroom, as an inclusive and contemplative practice, to engage students in strengthening these crucial soft skills.

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