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Covering violence, conflict, and tragedy – both domestic and international, whether on the front lines or behind a desk – can pose profound challenges to journalists that can make it difficult to manage the everyday stresses of an already demanding profession.
To help news professionals address these challenges, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma is hosting a special half-day workshop on mindfulness practice, led by teachers from the monastic community founded by poet, author, and peace activist Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
Training in mindfulness, which draws on core Buddhist principles, is aimed at cultivating clarity, calm and even happiness in every situation and in every moment. Research findings consistently show that mindfulness practice is associated with psychological resilience, and can help with problems and symptoms often experienced by trauma survivors.
The session will include guided sitting meditation, walking meditation, a talk and Q&A.
This workshop is free of charge and is open exclusively to journalism professionals, whether staff or freelance, and journalism students. Registration is limited.
Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism - 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 | 212-854-8056
To register and for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is part of the Miracle of Mindfulness Tour 2015, marking the 40th anniversary of the publication of Thich Nhat Hanh’s pioneering first book, The Miracle of Mindfulness, which first introduced mindfulness to a broad audience in the West.