Thursday October 26, 2017, Mindful Wellness Breakout Session #1
Presenters: Patrice Powers-Barker, Shannon Carter, Marie Economos, Kathryn Green, Melinda Hill, Pat Holmes, Christine Kendle, Terri Worthington, FCS Educators
In 2013, OSU Extension FCS Educators had a very unique opportunity to participate in a new partnership on the topic of mindfulness. FCS Extension Educators participated in an eight week mindfulness training and additional team meetings. Eventually, a four week session of lessons was created to teach in the community. One unfortunate challenge of this 2013 program was the lack of opportunity to train more OSU Extension staff to teach it.
The six presenters were trained on the 2013 mindfulness program and have continued to teach about mindfulness in their counties as well as personally practice it. We are excited to share that OSU Extension has a new mindfulness curriculum in peer review that has been designed by – and for – Extension staff!
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Reference List for Mindful Wellness 2017 FCS Conference
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