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30-Day Mindfulness Challenge – Orientation Materials

January 6, 2022 / by John Engel, MA

Nearly 40 RC Trainers, Champions and staff attended the RC Mindfulness Challenge Orientation session on January 5, 2022.  It’s not too late for you or your RC colleagues to join the Challenge – even if you missed the orientation session you can still participate.The Challenge officially starts Wednesday, January 12, 12:00-12:30 pm ET (check your local time here) at the community practice session. Those who are registered will receive a Zoom link for the event and also a recording afterward. We hope to see you then.

RC Mindfulness Challenge - Materials and Information

Invitation to Prepare for the Challenge

Consider the following steps as a way to prepare for a successful Challenge experience:

Micro Practice (1 minute or so)

Consider practicing the Contact Points exercise (standing, sitting or lying down)

Notice and briefly explore the sensations of your:

  • Feet in contact with the floor, your socks, your shoes
  • Buttocks or back of your legs in contact with the chair or floor
  • Hands in contact with your thighs, the chair, the floor

Be sure to practice when you feel safe and relatively regulated. Be prepared to pause, modify, or stop the practice if you feel overwhelmed.

Tags: Mindfulness

John Engel, MA

Written by John Engel, MA

John Engel, Program Coordinator at the Traumatic Stress Institute of Klingberg Family Centers, where he serves as a trainer and consultant for agencies adopting whole-system change to trauma-informed care. John also facilitates strategic change initiatives and product development for TSI, including development and launch of the Online ARTIC Scale. John also leads mindfulness in the workplace initiatives, including design and delivery of a webinar entitled, ‘Mindfulness in the Workplace: Practices for Sustaining Trauma-Informed Care,’ a day-long virtual training event, ‘Mindfulness: The Inner Work of Racial Healing and Trauma-Informed Care, ‘Monthly RC Mindfulness’ pilot and a ‘30-Day RC Mindfulness Challenge.’ John is a Certified Workplace Mindfulness Facilitator (CWMF), is certified in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and has participated in virtual and in-person Mindfulness in the Workplace Summits by Mindful Leader.