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Mindfulness

The Center for Mindfulness and Authentic Excellence works to teach us tools for resilience and share the message that when we seek to optimize — versus maximize — our wellness across all eight dimensions, we flourish.

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Meditation to Set the Intention of the Day: Simplicity
Meditation to Set the Intention of the Day: Simplicity

Martha Rouleau is a dedicated mindfulness mediation practitioner and a passionate about teaching mindfulness meditation to all populations. Martha has trained with international meditation teachers for over 16 years. Her status as a Qualified Mindfulness Based Meditation teacher and 200 hour certified yoga teacher are the roots of her dedication to bring compassionate support through mindfulness skill development. She takes great pride in being an Adjunct Lecturer at William & Mary teaching Mindfulness Meditation supporting young adults and college staff with finding clarity, focus, presence, and ease in their lives.

Meditation to Guide the Intention of the Day: Steadfastness
Meditation to Guide the Intention of the Day: Steadfastness

Martha Rouleau is a dedicated mindfulness mediation practitioner and a passionate about teaching mindfulness meditation to all populations. Martha has trained with international meditation teachers for over 16 years. Her status as a Qualified Mindfulness Based Meditation teacher and 200 hour certified yoga teacher are the roots of her dedication to bring compassionate support through mindfulness skill development. She takes great pride in being an Adjunct Lecturer at William & Mary teaching Mindfulness Meditation supporting young adults and college staff with finding clarity, focus, presence, and ease in their lives.

Mindfulness Meditation with Martha Rouleau
Mindfulness Meditation with Martha Rouleau

Martha Rouleau is a dedicated mindfulness mediation practitioner and a passionate about teaching mindfulness meditation to all populations. Martha has trained with international meditation teachers for over 16 years. Her status as a Qualified Mindfulness Based Meditation teacher and 200 hour certified yoga teacher are the roots of her dedication to bring compassionate support through mindfulness skill development. She takes great pride in being an Adjunct Lecturer at William & Mary teaching Mindfulness Meditation supporting young adults and college staff with finding clarity, focus, presence, and ease in their lives.

Art Therapy: Finger Knitting with Sarah Balascio
Art Therapy: Finger Knitting with Sarah Balascio

Join Betty and your favorite Art Therapist, Sarah Balascio for a quick hello and how-to on a classic craft you can try at home. Sarah Balascio is a registered board certified art therapist with a masters degree in education and in art therapy. She is an adjunct lecturer and facilitates groups at the McLeod Tyler Wellness Center here at William & Mary. She offers students the opportunity to express themselves through the arts in a supportive mindful environment. All students are welcome to attend any of the creative arts groups and no experience is necessary just a willingness to experiment!

Mindfulness for Turbulent Times: Introduction
Mindfulness for Turbulent Times: Introduction

How to use the mindfulness for turbulent times series for self-care. Becca Nimmer Marcus has a passion for sharing how mindfulness can help us manage and enhance our lives. She finds mindfulness most helpful in her own life. She is Director of Mindfulness Training at the Center for Mindfulness and Authentic Excellence at the College of William & Mary. Becca teaches short courses in mindfulness to students, faculty and staff. She is a licensed clinical social worker and worked as a counselor at the William and Mary Counseling Center for over twenty years. She found mindfulness the most powerful tool she used to help clients she worked with through the years. She believes that everyone can learn the skills and benefit from the practice of mindfulness.

Mindfulness for Turbulent Times: #4  - Grounding Exercise
Mindfulness for Turbulent Times: #4 - Grounding Exercise

A secret weapon to bring yourself back into the present moment, is helpful when feeling panicked or overwhelmed but can be used throughout the day to bring yourself back into the present (and out of a distracted mind).

Mindfulness for Turbulent Times: #5 - Staying in the Present Moment
Mindfulness for Turbulent Times: #5 - Staying in the Present Moment

The basis of mindfulness. Experience the power of mindfulness by practicing this throughout the day – it helps you learn to savor and fully experience our lives. We learn to focus on the present instead of being bogged down by thoughts of the past or anxiety about the future.

H.E.A.L. Background and Guided Meditation
H.E.A.L. Background and Guided Meditation

Martha Rouleau is a dedicated mindfulness mediation practitioner and a passionate about teaching mindfulness meditation to all populations. Martha has trained with international meditation teachers for over 16 years. Her status as a Qualified Mindfulness Based Meditation teacher and 200 hour certified yoga teacher are the roots of her dedication to bring compassionate support through mindfulness skill development. She takes great pride in being an Adjunct Lecturer at William & Mary teaching Mindfulness Meditation supporting young adults and university staff with finding clarity, focus, presence, and ease in their lives.

Meditation to Guide the Intention of Our Day - Acceptance
Meditation to Guide the Intention of Our Day - Acceptance

Martha Rouleau is a dedicated mindfulness mediation practitioner and a passionate about teaching mindfulness meditation to all populations. Martha has trained with international meditation teachers for over 16 years. Her status as a Qualified Mindfulness Based Meditation teacher and 200 hour certified yoga teacher are the roots of her dedication to bring compassionate support through mindfulness skill development. She takes great pride in being an Adjunct Lecturer at William & Mary teaching Mindfulness Meditation supporting young adults and university staff with finding clarity, focus, presence, and ease in their lives.

Meditation for Letting Go with Gratitude
Meditation for Letting Go with Gratitude

Martha Rouleau is a dedicated mindfulness mediation practitioner and a passionate about teaching mindfulness meditation to all populations. Martha has trained with international meditation teachers for over 16 years. Her status as a Qualified Mindfulness Based Meditation teacher and 200 hour certified yoga teacher are the roots of her dedication to bring compassionate support through mindfulness skill development. She takes great pride in being an Adjunct Lecturer at William & Mary teaching Mindfulness Meditation supporting young adults and university staff with finding clarity, focus, presence, and ease in their lives.

Meditation for Guiding the Intention of the Day: Trust
Meditation for Guiding the Intention of the Day: Trust

Martha Rouleau is a dedicated mindfulness mediation practitioner and a passionate about teaching mindfulness meditation to all populations. Martha has trained with international meditation teachers for over 16 years. Her status as a Qualified Mindfulness Based Meditation teacher and 200 hour certified yoga teacher are the roots of her dedication to bring compassionate support through mindfulness skill development. She takes great pride in being an Adjunct Lecturer at William & Mary teaching Mindfulness Meditation supporting young adults and university staff with finding clarity, focus, presence, and ease in their lives.

Nature as Meditation with Martha
Nature as Meditation with Martha

Martha Rouleau is a dedicated mindfulness mediation practitioner and a passionate about teaching mindfulness meditation to all populations. Martha has trained with international meditation teachers for over 16 years. Her status as a Qualified Mindfulness Based Meditation teacher and 200 hour certified yoga teacher are the roots of her dedication to bring compassionate support through mindfulness skill development. She takes great pride in being an Adjunct Lecturer at William & Mary teaching Mindfulness Meditation supporting young adults and university staff with finding clarity, focus, presence, and ease in their lives.

Meditation for Guiding the Intention for Our Day - Beginner's Mind
Meditation for Guiding the Intention for Our Day - Beginner's Mind

Martha Rouleau is a dedicated mindfulness mediation practitioner and a passionate about teaching mindfulness meditation to all populations. Martha has trained with international meditation teachers for over 16 years. Her status as a Qualified Mindfulness Based Meditation teacher and 200 hour certified yoga teacher are the roots of her dedication to bring compassionate support through mindfulness skill development. She takes great pride in being an Adjunct Lecturer at William & Mary teaching Mindfulness Meditation supporting young adults and university staff with finding clarity, focus, presence, and ease in their lives.

Finger Breathing with Charles
Finger Breathing with Charles

This video is by Charles Freligh, a Pre-Doctoral Intern at the W&M Counseling Center. Charles is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at The Virginia Consortium and has his Masters in Psychology from New York University.

Evening Meditation for Letting Go with Kindness
Evening Meditation for Letting Go with Kindness

Martha Rouleau is a dedicated mindfulness mediation practitioner and a passionate about teaching mindfulness meditation to all populations. Martha has trained with international meditation teachers for over 16 years. Her status as a Qualified Mindfulness Based Meditation teacher and 200 hour certified yoga teacher are the roots of her dedication to bring compassionate support through mindfulness skill development. She takes great pride in being an Adjunct Lecturer at William & Mary teaching Mindfulness Meditation supporting young adults and university staff with finding clarity, focus, presence, and ease in their lives.

Drawing for Wellness: Scribble
Drawing for Wellness: Scribble

Sarah Balascio is a registered board certified art therapist with a masters degree in education and in art therapy. She is an adjunct lecturer and facilitates groups at the McLeod Tyler Wellness Center here at William & Mary. She offers students the opportunity to express themselves through the arts in a supportive mindful environment. All students are welcome to attend any of the creative arts groups and no experience is necessary just a willingness to experiment!

Doing & Being with Charles
Doing & Being with Charles

Charles Freligh is a Pre-Doctoral Intern at the William & Mary Counseling Center. Charles is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at The Virginia Consortium and has his Masters in Psychology from New York University.