The Jung Center

Using Mindfulness to Redefine Yourself

Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2016

05:45 PM – 07:15 PM


Meditation and mindfulness are ancient practices that make us conscious of the limiting ways we might define ourselves. Lizzie Velasquez, diagnosed with a rare and debilitating disease, was able to overcome her disabilities by consciously working to define herself in positive terms.

In this class, Lizzie’s TED Talk, “How Do You Define Yourself?” will be shown as inspiration for and an example of the characteristics that people need to facilitate that change. Participants will also learn mindfulness and meditation techniques to help become more resilient and truly redefine ourselves.

Recommended reading: 10% Happier, Dan Harris

About the Class

Stanley Merrill worked at IBM for 23 years where he was a systems engineer, systems engineer manager, and an application development consultant. He has studied Buddhist philosophy and meditation for 15 years. He attended a teacher training class “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction,” taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn through the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Mr. Merrill has taught meditation techniques at the Veterans Administration, the Houston Area Parkinson’s Society, the West University Seniors Center, and Chevron.

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