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Filed Under (Community, Resources) by on April 3, 2012 and tagged

The Staff Advisory is pleased to share an overview from Eva Giedt’s Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction series offered this Spring.  Scroll through the content or download for your reference.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Overview

Filed Under (Community) by on January 30, 2012

Join the Staff Advisory Team for Breakfast on Wednesday, February 8th from 10:00-11:00am in the Holland Center.

We will have some fun prizes in honor of Valentine’s Day. Don’t miss out! 

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Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

The Staff Advisory Team is pleased to announce a 3-session mindfulness-based stress reduction training series starting in January 2012.  The series will be facilitated by Eva Giedt, a nationally board certified psychotherapist/mental health nurse practitioner in private practice in Monterey. Eva provides wellness programs for Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula. Also, she is now a psychotherapy provider under the Wellness Corp. insurance plan for MIIS employees.

You do not need to attend all sessions.  You can RSVP for one of the sessions in the series or all-three.


Benefits of Attending

  • New insights and strategies for keeping those stress-reducing resolutions thriving well into the New Year and beyond
  • Box Lunch with your colleagues sponsored by the Staff Advisory Team
  • Attend at least 2 of the 3 sessions and gain preferred access to bonus alumni sessions which include day-long silent retreats facilitated by Eva

Session 1: Introduction to Mindfulness to reduce stress. Awareness of breath and awareness of body sensations practices.  THIS SESSION IS AT CAPACITY! RSVP to Waitlist

Mindfulness is well documented to reduce the symptoms of stress. This 1 hour session will introduce mindfulness and give participants a brief experience of mindfulness using awareness of breath and body sensation.

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Time: 12:15 – 1:30pm
Location:  MCGOWAN 100 (capacity 45) *NEW LOCATION!

Session 2: Mindful Living Practices including mindfulness at work and mindful eating THIS SESSION IS AT CAPACITY! RSVP to Waitlist

Bringing mindfulness into our daily lives is rewarding. In this 1 hour session, participants will learn simple mindfulness practices for the workplace and home settings including mindful eating.

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Time: 12:15-1:30pm
Location:  Casa Fuente 452 (capacity 36)

Session 3: Mindfulness in relationships. Conscious communication THIS SESSION IS AT CAPACITY! RSVP to Waitlist

Mindfulness can improve our relationships by helping us to be more present, empathetic, and free of reactivity. In this 1 hour session participants will experience a meditation to help bring mindfulness into your relationships.

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Time: 12:15-1:30pm
Location:  Casa Fuente 452 (capacity 36)

Contact Eva Giedt

Eva’s Website:
Contact Infor: or 831-236-7110

You’re also invited to register for Community Hospital’s 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction workshop series starting on Jan. 26.

Filed Under (Community, News) by on December 12, 2011 and tagged

Ice Skating by the BayMIIS Discount for Monterey’s Ice Skating by the Bay!

MIIS faculty and students will receive a 50% discount all next week, Monday – Thursday, December 12-15, 2011 from 11:00am – 4:30pm.

Skate rentals are $3.00/pair. Adults are normally $12.00, and kids $10.

You must show a valid school ID to receive the discount.

In addition to next week’s special offer, Ice Skating by the Bay will extend the discount to MIIS ID holders every Tuesday anytime of day.

Check them out on Facebook for more information.


Halloween! You’re Invited to the Staff and Faculty Halloween Party!

Join the Staff Advisory Team for a fearfully fun party on Halloween! The event will feature tasty treats, a best costume contest, and other ghoulish games.

Come dressed in your Halloween best and mingle with your fellow ghouls and ghosts.

: Monday, October 31st
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: President’s Residence, 530 West Franklin St.

Please let us know if you’re coming by Monday, October 24th using the form below:

Filed Under (Community) by on September 20, 2011 and tagged

The Staff Advisory Team is conducting a voluntary survey for all staff members. The goal of this survey is to highlight areas in which the Staff Advisory Team can facilitate new programs, events, and advocate for staff issues.

The survey, available for response for the next 2 weeks, will take about 5 minutes to complete.

By completing the survey you will have the opportunity to enter* for a chance to win “Dinner and a Movie for Two” at Montrio and the Osio Cinemas in Downtown Monterey.

Access the survey:

Thank you for participating–good luck in the raffle!

*Please note that the collected results are aggregated anonymously as a composite report. Results are not associated to a particular person—even though there is a field where you can “optionally” enter your email for a chance to win the dinner package.  Please rest assured that your responses remain anonymous.

E-mail the Staff Advisory Team at sat @ miis dot edu if you have any questions.

Filed Under (Community, News) by on August 29, 2011 and tagged

Yes, that’s right!
It’s Mariachi Monday!

Mariachi Monday

Monterey Institute Staff & Faculty are cordially invited to the
2nd Annual Staff Advisory Team BBQ
Monday, September 12, 2011
12-1:30pm in the Holland Center Courtyard

On the Menu
Monterey Turf Club Taco Bar
Carne Asada, Pulled Pork, Beans, Rice and Veggie Fixings
Chips, Salsa, Soft Drinks and Water too!

Don’t Miss!
Super SAT Raffle at 12:30pm

featuring incredible prizes from local businesses!


Filed Under (Community, News) by on January 9, 2011 and tagged

The Staff Advisory Team is hosting this month’s Coffee and Donuts on Thursday, January 12th from 10:00-11:00pm in the Holland Center.  Please join us for some yummy food, and conversation.

Don’t forget that the SAT is going green! Please bring your own coffee mug.

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