Scientists often experience high levels of stress and pressure in their work. Mindfulness and meditation practices have been shown to be effective tools for reducing stress and promoting overall well-being. This course is specifically designed for scientists who have no or little experience with mindfulness and meditation and are interested in exploring the benefits of these practices.
This workshop will be held in-person and includes the talk "Mindfulness and mediation for scientists:How to become more resilient".
03.11.2023 | 14:00 - 16:30 Register here
UFZ Leipzig, KUBUS, hall 2
Dr. Iris Köhler
Doctoral students, postdocs
Number of Participants
In this short workshop participants get to experience different mindfulness and meditation exercises. Practical exercises include e.g. mindful breathing, mindful movement and guided meditations. Participants also reflect on their experiences and how to transfer it into their daily lives.
In this workshop, participants:
- develop a basic understanding of mindfulness and meditation practices,
- gain practical experience with various mindfulness and meditation techniques, and
- establish a foundation for incorporating mindfulness & meditation into their daily lives.
- Participants should wear comfortable clothing and warm socks.
- Participants need to bring a (yoga) mat and a blanket!
Disclaimer: While mindfulness and meditation practices can be helpful for managing stress and promoting well-being, they may not be appropriate or beneficial for everyone, and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. If you are currently experiencing mental health issues or have a history of mental health conditions, please consult with your healthcare provider before participating in this workshop.
- Dr. Iris Köhler
is a certified forest bathing guide (Waldgesundheitstrainerin, Kneipp Ärztebund e.V. & Chair of Public Health and Health Services Research, LMU München, 2020), a mental health first aider (Mental Health First Aid – Ersthelfer psychische Gesundheit, Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit, Mannheim, 2021) and has been practicing meditation since 2019.