Scholarships, discounts available for upcoming ‘Mindfulness 101 Retreat’

Mar 06, 2014

The Mindfulness 101 Retreat: Skills for Work and Family is set to begin at 5 p.m. Friday, March 28 and will 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.

The two-day retreat is designed to introduce and develop skills that bring more mindfulness – or a focused awareness on the present moment – 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.

Many professionals in the social work field are exploring the concept of mindfulness to learn more about the mental, physical and psychological benefits it has to offer.

Up to five full scholarships for any Newman student interested in registering and a 20 percent discount for anyone else connected with Newman are available. Those interested may contact Mike Duxler, Ph.D., Newman University associate professor of Social Work and coordinator of External Programs, to receive a promotional code for registration. Registration includes accommodations for two-nights, all meals and a world-class curriculum. Register online at, or contact Duxler at [email protected].