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Introduction to Mindfulness for Reducing Stress

& Increasing Well-Being in Challenging Times

Join Live on Zoom classmates:

Julie Bower ’88 and Diana Winston ’88

Tuesday, October 20, 4:30 ET/ 1:30PT

Join classmates Julie Bower and Diana Winston, from UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center, for a one-hour webinar on mindfulness and how it can be helpful during challenging times.

Mindfulness involves paying attention to your present-moment experiences. It has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote health and well-being.

During this program, Julie will overview some of the science behind stress and how mindfulness can be beneficial. Diana will teach the basics of mindfulness, share some experiential practices, and show you how you can apply mindfulness to daily life, especially to support you in these times.

Diana Winston ‘88

Diana is the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) www.uclahealth.org/marc, the author of The Little Book of Being: Practices and Guidance for Uncovering your Natural Awareness, and the co-author, with Susan Smalley, PhD, of Fully Present, the Science, Art and Practice of Mindfulness. Called by the LA Times “one of the nation’s best-known teachers of mindfulness,” she has taught mindfulness since 1999 in a variety of settings including hospitals, universities, corporations, non-profits, and schools in the US and Asia. Diana is a founding board member of the International Mindfulness Teac hers Association and a former Buddhist nun. She can be found at www.dianawinston.com and on the UCLA Mindful and Ten Per cent Happier Apps.

Dr. Julienne Bower ‘88

Julienne is a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry/Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Director of the Mind-Body Research Lab, Associate Director of the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, and Member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research focuses broadly on bidirectional interactions between inflammation and psychological/behavioral states among individuals facing stressful life events, particularly cancer patients and survivors. Dr. Bower has been actively involved in developing mind-body interventions for cancer populations, including mindfulness meditation, and testing effects on psychological and immune outcomes.


Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/33978474401/?ref=br_rs for all the details regarding the weekend, updates on your classmates and photos. Facebook will be our main forum For sharing activities and information for our reunion.

CLASS DUES - The reunion wouldn’t be possible without the continued support of our class via Class Dues. As always, we recommend $88 for ’88, or more as your generosity allows: http://advancement.brown.edu/brunonia/docs/dues/1988-Dues-Form.pdf

See you on ZOOM!

Thank you,

Your Class of 1988 Leaders