Social Work professor and partners create Mindfulness Retreat

Feb 13, 2014

Mindfulness is a popular buzz word these days and professionals in the social work field are learning more and more about the mental, physical and psychological benefits it has to offer.

Dr. Mike Duxler, Newman University associate professor of Social Work and coordinator of External Programs, is working with a group of experts who are learning more about mindfulness, a focused awareness on the present moment. They are offering a retreat the end of March on mindfulness for others wanting to explore mindfulness concepts.

A two-day retreat, Mindfulness 101 Retreat: Skills for Work and Family, will begin Friday March 28,  at 5 p.m. and run until 11 a.m. Sunday, March 30. The retreat will be held at Horizon Camp and Retreat Center, 30811 Horizon Dr., in Arkansas City.

This two-night, all inclusive, retreat introduces and develops skills bringing more mindfulness into daily life. The retreat will provide a low-key, dogma-free opportunity to experience mindfulness practices in a way that can immediately be applied to everyday activities and work experiences. Mindfulness utilizes simple, practical tools that anyone can incorporate. Limited spaces are available and Newman faculty, staff, students and alumni can take advantage of a discounted rate. Registration includes accommodations for two-nights, all meals and a world-class curriculum. Register online or contact Dr. Duxler at [email protected].