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RSVP for 2012 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training Series

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.

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

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.

2nd Annual Staff Advisory Team BBQ

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!


Staff Advisory Team Invites you for Coffee & Donuts!

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.

Please R.S.V.P. here!

Staff Advisory Team blog can now cross-post to the MIIS@Work blog

The Staff Advisory Team can now post to the MIIS@Work blog by tagging any SAT post with the tag “work”. This will be useful when we want certain post headlines to be sent out to the all staff/faculty email lists (Amy McGill sends these emails periodically). This will also be a great way for staff and faculty members to see the progress the team is making on certain projects.