Meditation with Elizabeth Slator: Episode 9

Elizabeth Slator, associate director of programs with the Rice Recreation Center, lead us in a guided meditation session focused on mindfulness and self-care.

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This course provides a broad overview of the fundamental concepts, principles, and practices of mindfulness. With interactive exercises to help students explore their own attitudes, mental habits, and behaviors, Foundations of Mindfulness offers a pathway for living with more freedom, authenticity, and ease. Featured components of the course include experiential exercises, guided meditations, personal reflection, and interactive discussions.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Key mindfulness concepts and practices that support the ability to use attention in an enhanced way. Concepts and practices deepen the understanding of the mind/body connection and highlight ways that the body is a direct portal to presence. Guidance for enhancing resilience, with specific regard to opening to and accepting a wide range of emotions. How to take the benefits that come from regular meditation and integrate them into daily life, as well as establish a regular meditation routine.
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Bio

Dr. Elizabeth Slator has been teaching and consulting in the areas of health, human performance, and behavior change for nearly two decades. She currently works at Rice University, where she teaches classes on mindfulness, performance psychology, and leadership development. When not in the classroom, Elizabeth serves as a sport psychology consultant for the Rice Athletic Department, creates recreation and wellness programs for the Rice campus, and is a mindfulness-based health and wellness coach for private clients. Since her first overnight backpacking excursion in the early ’90s, Elizabeth has eagerly pursued every adventure opportunity that has come her way. An avid surfer, hiker, and all-around sports nut, her passion lies in the intersections of mindfulness, well-being, and nature, and she has built several programs and retreats combining those interests. Elizabeth earned her B.S. and M.Ed. from Auburn University and Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee. In addition to her formal education, she is an ICF Associate Certified Coach, a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, and an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer. In all aspects of her work, Elizabeth supports individuals to meet their lives with authenticity, equanimity, and a lightness of spirit.