Mindfulness Sessions

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SWANA will partner with mindfulness experts to unveil the power of mindful living at WASTECON® 2019. Increasingly, mindfulness and meditation are media buzzwords associated with wellness, but it’s not just a passing trend. Mindfulness can also enhance leadership qualities and benefit productivity.

Mindfulness Leadership Certificate (MLC) Workshop

Monday, October 21
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location TBD

The Mindfulness Leadership Certificate (MLC) Workshop aims to bring the larger community together to have open space for healthfulness, personal balance and resiliency conversations. This workshop will discuss the mingling of mindfulness and leadership so that participants may lead others in the skills of mindfulness. Participants will learn how to incorporate mindfulness into their own lives as well as lead mindfulness efforts in their department, organization or family. NOTE: This full-day workshop costs $395 per person and requires separate registration.

Keynotes Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Discovery Series: High-Performing Leadership and Mindfulness in Action

Participants will find that they belong in this session whether they know a lot about mindfulness or if they are starting from the very beginning. All that is required is an open mind and a healthy sense of skepticism. This session will provide practical approaches to how mindfulness can be linked to safety, overall well-being and leadership. Participants will learn moment-to-moment strategies they can use to strengthen focus and awareness, both in professional and personal aspects of life. The neuroscience and physiology of stress and resilience will be discussed in a way that is accessible and relevant.

Focused Mindfulness Exercises

Tuesday, October 22
2:00 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.
Location TBD

Wednesday, October 23
8:30 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.
Location TBD

Thursday, October 24
9:15 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Location TBD

Dr. Pipe (or a designated representative) will do a three–five minute mindfulness practice exercise with participants at the beginning of keynote sessions throughout the conference.

Dr. Teri Pipe, Chief Well-Being Officer, Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience, Arizona State University

Dr. Teri Pipe

Dr. Teri Pipe is Arizona State University's Chief Well-Being Officer and served as the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University (ASU) from 2011–2018. She also is the founding director of ASU's Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience. Before coming to ASU in 2011, Professor Pipe served as director of Nursing Research and Innovation at Mayo Clinic Arizona and was an associate professor of nursing at the Mayo Clinic’s College of Medicine. In 2014 she was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow. Dr. Pipe has a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Administration with a minor in Gerontology from Pennsylvania State University. She has a Master’s degree with an emphasis in Gerontology from the University of Arizona, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa. Among her recent honors was her recognition as a Phoenix Business Journal Health Care Hero in 2014.

Mobile Mindfulness Studio

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The Mobile Mindfulness Studio will park right outside the Exhibit Hall at WASTECON® 2019 to deliver mindfulness training that can improve performance and enhance culture at all levels of your organization.

Mindfulness Moments

Tuesday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 23
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
M2 Mobile Mindfulness Studio

Soothing music, aromatherapy and a unique meditation studio setting invite you to refresh and calm. Drop by and rest quietly for the length of time that feels good to you.

Guided Mindfulness Practice

Tuesday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 23
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
M2 Mobile Mindfulness Studio

Be introduced to the benefits of mindfulness. Practice how to stay on task — and return to task more efficiently — in a world filled with constant distraction. Secure your spot for a 10-minute class in this one-of-a-kind mobile studio. NOTE: This session is by appointment only and requires separate registration.

NOTE: to use the online scheduler you need to create an account. You will be asked to provide your name, email address, password and select “SWANA” for where you work.

Mindfulness Moments

Tuesday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 23
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
M2 Mobile Mindfulness Studio

Soothing music, aromatherapy and a unique meditation studio setting invite you to refresh and calm. Drop by and rest quietly for the length of time that feels good to you.

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Some Mindfulness Sessions require prior registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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