Both a one-day and a four-day workshop for IUP faculty, staff, graduate students, and community members will be offered in October, sponsored by the Mindfulness Living Learning Community and the Center for Health and Well-Being.
This workshop is an orientation to mindfulness, instruction, and hands-on experience with meditation practices that include:
Please note: Only the October 18 workshop can be registered for individually.
Attendance at all four Mindfulness Days are for those interested in building an in-depth personal, interpersonal, and work practice, in addition to building a deeply supportive meditation community at IUP. The four days are cumulative in learning and practice and therefore offered as a package.
Katherine Hammond Holtz graduated from the Doctor of Psychology program at IUP in 1992. She formally began practicing meditation in 1986. In 1991, she became a student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. In 2002, she received ordination into his lay order followed by participation in the teacher training-intensive programs taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn, becoming an identified mindfulness instructor. She has organized and led mindfulness practices at retreats since 2000, including national retreats. In 2010, she began leading meditation workshops for health care professionals, graduate students, and the community throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Having integrated meditation practice and psychotherapy for 15 years, she has adapted mindfulness practices to address a wide variety of clinical disorders. She currently resides in Pittsburgh with her husband, where she teaches and sees clients in her private practice. To learn more about Dr. Hammond Holtz, visit her website.
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