The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the online “Stress Less with Mindfulness” series introducing participants to the experience and practice.
The free, five-week workshop is presented by AgriLife Extension offices in Williamson, Erath and Limestone counties. It will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays from Jan. 19 to Feb. 16.
Anyone interested will be able to join online via computer, tablet or smart phone. After online registration, participants will be sent a link that will take them into a private, secure classroom.
Mindfulness management of stress
“Mindfulness can be defined as paying attention in a particular way — on purpose, in the present moment and without judgement,” explained Andrea Haubner, AgriLife Extension family and community health agent, Williamson County.
Haubner said research has shown that mindfulness-based stress reduction courses are effective in reducing symptoms such as worry, depression and physical tension and can be helpful in managing chronic conditions such as cardiac disease and diabetes.
The five session topics in the series are:
- Jan. 19 — Begin with the Breath.
- Jan 26 — Mindful Eating.
- Feb. 2 — Mindful Walking/Thought Surfing.
- Feb. 9 — Be Kind to Your Mind.
- Feb. 16 — Laughter is Good Medicine.
For more information, email Haubner or call her at 512-943-3300.