Developing Resilience
with
Mindfulness Meditation

Four Weeks of Free Online Sessions to Help You Become a More Resilient Person and More Effective Leader

This series has ended. Please check out our current mindfulness meditation offerings.

This 4-week series is designed for working people who are bewildered, stressed-out, or trying to find a footing in challenging times. It’s completely natural that everyone is feeling so vulnerable, anxious and overwhelmed in the middle of all of this uncertainty and chaos. Our intention for May is to offer you a place of respite as well as an opportunity to explore mindfulness and meditation.

Together, we’ll use mindfulness meditation practices to explore how to calm anxiety, work with grief and gratitude, nurture resilience, dismantle fear and cultivate compassion for yourself and for others.

Every Tuesday in May, you’ll experience a 60-minute class during which you’ll learn

  • about mindfulness meditation;
  • neuroscience explaining how and why it works;
  • tools and resources to take with you; and
  • several short, guided meditations.

Every Thursday, you’ll have the opportunity to both practice in community the meditations that you’ve learned on Tuesday and to ask questions during this 60-minute guided meditation/Q&A session.

We think that attending all sessions will help you get the most out of them, but you can also register for individual sessions.

This series is good for both beginners and for people needing supportive reminders and is useful if you come to one, two, three…or every session. If you’ve ever had the thought, “I really should try meditation sometime,” now just might be the time.

We’ll meet Tuesdays and Thursdays (2:00-3:00 pm EDT) on Zoom. We are offering these sessions to our community, free of charge and with no obligation, for a bit of refuge in these unusually stressful times and in hopes of helping you remember that you’re not alone in these struggles.

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Schedule

Due to popular demand, we have added additional sessions per topic. Please see the registration page for the most recent list of available times. When registering, please choose only one class per day.

WEEK 1

Tuesday, May 5, 12:00 – 1:00 or 2:00-3:00 pm EDT

Calming Anxiety

We’ll work with the anxiety that many of us are feeling around money, job security, getting groceries, the inability to be able to plan further than a few days out, not to mention trying to keep ourselves and our families and friends well and alive.

Thursday, May 7, 12:00 -1:00 or 2:00-3:00 pm EDT

Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practice and Q&A

WEEK 2

Tuesday, May 12, 12:00-1:00 or 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT

Grief and Gratitude

We’ll explore the range of emotions, from grieving the loss of “a normal life” or a multitude of other personal and global losses, to gratitude for the beauty of this springtime or the love of our family and friends. And how to make room for all of it.

Thursday, May 14, 12:00- 1:00 or 2:00-3:00 pm EDT

Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practice and Q&A

WEEK 3

Tuesday, May 19, 12:00-1:00 or 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT

Nurturing Resilience

During challenging times, our thinking often falls into a fearful loop, perseverating on the worst possible outcome. We’ll practice choosing to redirect our thinking toward more useful patterns.

Thursday, May 21, 12:00 -1:00 or 2:00-3:00 pm EDT

Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practice and Q&A

WEEK 4

Tuesday, May 26 12:00 – 1:00 or 2:00-3:00 pm EDT

Cultivating Compassion

With so many people all over the planet suffering, this is a clarion call—a call to extend compassion—first to ourselves, then to our friends and family, and even to those we have never met.

Thursday, May 28, 12:00 – 1:00 or 2:00-3:00 pm EDT

Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practice and Q&A

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If you are no longer able to attend a session, or if your preferred session is full, please email marta@brighterstrategies.com.

Interested in Mindfulness Coaching?

Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed-out and upset most of the time? Frustrated with your team’s inability to function cohesively? Is there a gap between your ideal organizational culture and how it actually is? Although mindfulness is not a tangible tool, like informatics, practicing mindfulness in an organizational setting develops self-awareness, self-regulation and resilience, which form the foundation for individual well-being and high functioning teams.

You Can Improve:

 Personal Resilience

  • Increase your capacity to sustain engagement under stress
  • Learn to respond skillfully rather than react from habit
  • Cultivate meaning and purpose

Leadership Development

  • Engage the commitment and energy of others
  • Discern your impact on others
  • Envision and realize conscious, intentional strategic goals

Team Development

  • Leverage sustainable change
  • Create mutually agreed upon team norms and goals
  • Communicate and collaborate more effectively

Organizational Alignment

  • Establish alignment throughout the organization based on core values
  • Sustain focus on priorities
  • Cultivate a culture of respect, trust and cohesion

We offer:

Individual Coaching
Beginning a mindfulness practice is a lot like going to the gym to begin a new exercise routine. You can pick up a weight and do 20 bicep repetitions, but it doesn’t mean that your arm is now strong. You’ll need to pick up that weight over and over and over again to gain and maintain strength. Mindfulness is very similar, in that it is a practice, it takes time, and commitment.

Mindfulness Coaching is a perfect way to establish a mindfulness practice as well as have the support of a coach to uncover and work with less than useful patterns that impact you both inside and outside of work. When you practice mindfulness, you are literally re-wiring your brain for a more skillful approach to life.

You and Jennifer will meet on Zoom about every 10 days for six months. Your first session is 1 ½-2 hours during which you’ll identify areas that may be most useful to explore and work with. Your subsequent sessions are 1 hour with each session beginning with a brief centering meditation followed by the content that you identify as most useful to work with. Mindfulness will be the foundation upon which all of your coaching sessions begin.

During coaching, you’ll cultivate

  • Awareness
  • Self-regulation
  • Presence
  • Freedom
  • Balance
  • Compassionate boundaries
  • Values based leadership
  • Patience
  • Joy

And you’ll unpack

  • Habituated patterns
  • Relationship dynamics
  • Difficult conversations and relationships

Team Coaching

Individuals on a team who develop awareness, self-regulation and resilience through mindfulness form the foundation for a high functioning team. Team Coaching incorporates the foundation of mindfulness described above with an additional focus on

  • Identifying and agreeing to team values and norms
  • Communication
  • Cohesion
  • Habituated relationship dynamics
  • Difficult conversations and relationships

For more information please contact Jennifer at: Jennifer@brighterstrategies.com

Or schedule a free 20-minute exploratory call on her Calendly.

About the Instructor

Jennifer Latifa Till

Jennifer Latifa Till brings decades of experience helping individuals and teams integrate mindfulness into how they navigate fast-paced, demanding environments with resilience, clarity and skill. Drawing on her background in mindfulness training, organizational development, and practical hands-on business experience, she has developed a uniquely compassionate and insightful approach which helps her clients maximize their personal effectiveness and organizational results. For over 20 years she has helped individuals and teams integrate mindfulness into how they navigate fast-paced, demanding environments with resilience, clarity and skill.

Jennifer is a certified coach and has a training certification by Google’s Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. She’s had a contemplative practice for 27 years, and she has served as a mentor for thousands of participants around the world in Power of Awareness, Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield’s popular online meditation course. A senior spiritual teacher, she leads in-person and online trainings and classes as well as international retreats. She co-teaches weekly meditation classes at the local maximum-security prison for women.

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For more information please contact Marta Segal Block at marta@brighterstrategies.com