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Mindfulness Outdoors workshop open to Georgia Southern faculty, staff, students and alumni

Georgia Southern University Counselor Education faculty Richard Cleveland, Ph.D., and Pamela Wells, Ph.D., will host a Mindfulness Outdoors workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 19 at the Center for Wildlife Education located on the Statesboro Campus. The event, which will provide an interactive, fun introduction to mindfulness, or the practice of being aware of the experiences occurring in the moment, is free for Georgia Southern students, staff and faculty members and $2 for University alumni.

“The workshop will provide a brief introduction to what mindfulness is and then expand into practice using the trails at the Center for Wildlife Education,” said Cleveland. “No previous experience or knowledge of mindfulness is required.”

Cleveland says the workshop is ideal for those who are feeling overwhelmed, stressed or burned out.

“Often we get so hectic and focused that we launch into autopilot and lose our perspective and awareness,” he explained. “This workshop will help you learn how to become aware of self, surroundings and the moment, and how this can impact your overall wellness.”

Cleveland and Wells have taught, presented and authored research on mindfulness and mindfulness practices in multiple settings to various audiences.

Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and shoes and can bring water, snacks and a yoga mat if they prefer. Registration for participants can be found at

This workshop is the first of a series of workshops that Cleveland and Wells plan to center around the theme of “Think Global, Learn Local.”


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