Using Mindfulness to Improve Overall Well-Being and Productivity: A Video Course for Faculty

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Using Mindfulness to Improve Overall Well-Being and Productivity: A Video Course for Faculty

Join us to learn small, practical shifts that mindfulness can produce in your daily attitudes and behaviors—allowing you to be happier and more productive.

Mindfulness is a key strategy in initiating our neuroplasticity—retraining our brains to see and experience more opportunities for empathy, curiosity, creativity, and inspired action. This video course will explore mindfulness from the perspective of a coach who works with academics on flourishing in their careers. Specifically, it will focus on the research-based mental resilience and stress reduction features of mindfulness, with an emphasis on the small, practical shifts that mindfulness can produce in our daily attitudes and behaviors.

This video course is most applicable to faculty, as it relates the practice of mindfulness techniques that are specific to the faculty experience. However, anyone looking to integrate even short “mindfulness moments” throughout their day can decrease stress, increase optimism, and achieve self-identified improvements in mood, productivity, and peace by implementing the techniques offered in this course.

The following lessons are included with this course.

Course Highlights

  • A mindfulness exercises workbook that builds upon the course content to help you put mindfulness techniques into practice  
  • 1 hr, 22 mins of video instruction  
  • 9 short, scaffolded videos  
  • 10 activities throughout the video course  

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Jennifer Askey, Ph.D., PCC

Academic Coach

 

Jennifer Askey is an individual and group academic coach with over 25 years of experience in higher education in the U.S. and Canada. Her career has included work experience all over the academic map as support staff, sessional/adjunct lecturer, tenure-track faculty, tenured faculty, and professional administrative staff. As a coach, she helps her clients achieve clarity around the impact they want to have as an academic and the habits they need to develop to reach their goals.

As a PCC certified coach through ICF, Jennifer enjoys leveraging assessments (e.g., DISC, Emotional Intelligence, Belbin Team Roles, etc.) for faculty clients to boost their self-awareness around key workplace behaviors and motivators. In her service of helping faculty members create their dream careers and jobs, she focuses on celebrating self-awareness and using that awareness as a jumping off point for exploration, innovation, and decisive action. A core of her coaching philosophy is to help clients establish patterns of noticing and recognition around self-sabotaging behaviors and to choose more resonant and empowering options.

Writing productivity can be a key stressor for faculty members, so Jennifer works with clients on both the practical aspects of developing a successful writing practice and the less visible mindset shifts often required to do this work joyfully and consistently. Mindfulness and emotional intelligence form the foundation for much of her coaching work, as does an intersectional feminist lens on work-life issues.

Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in Germanic Languages & Literatures from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, was Associate Professor of German at Kansas State University, and has taught literature (in German and English, specializing on children’s and young adult literature) at universities in the U.S. and Canada. She continues to develop her own repertoire of skills and reads and speaks widely on emotional intelligence, faculty resilience, and mindfulness. She is pursuing certification in Positive Intelligence coaching—a framework based in positive psychology that helps to quiet inner saboteurs and build emotional intelligence muscles.

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