Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing

Mindfulness Monday

Every Monday starting 09/09 - 12/02

12:00 - 12:45 in Santa Susana Hall 108
45 Min. where you can forget about the noise, the traffic, and the meetings to focus on mindfulness and meditation!

Feeling overwhelmed with stress? Need a break from the noise and chaos of everyday life? Come join us for a meditation session!

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September 9TBD12:00-12:45SN 108
September 16TBD12:00-12:45SN 108
September 23TBD12:00-12:45SN 108
September 30TBD12:00-12:45SN 108
October 7TBD12:00-12:45SN 108
October 14TBD12:00-12:45SN 108
October 21TBD12:00-12:45SN 108
October 28TBD12:00-12:45SN 108
November 4TBD12:00-12:45SN 108
November 11Campus Closed12:00-12:45SN 108
November 18TBD12:00-12:45SN 108
November 25TBD12:00-12:45SN 108
December 2TBD12:00-12:45SN 108













Melanie Mamakos

For group meditation sessions, I start with a “cognitive” portion – where I gain information on what each individual’s goals or objectives are for the session. The actual meditation session begins with a progressive relaxation technique, followed by guided imagery based on the stated goals/objectives and several “deepening techniques” and/or “anchors”  to keep the participants “mindful” and in the present. The methods used are very simple to remember and it is very easy for the guests to implement the techniques on their own -  whenever they need to relax, center, and focus. To learn a little bit more about my practice, please feel free to visit my website

David Boyns

David Boyns has practiced in the tradition of Zen meditation for over 25 years. Leading Mindfulness Mondays workshops, he works with meditation practice techniques like following the breath, body scan, and slow moving / walking meditation. Participants in the session can expect to learn and practice simple meditation techniques that can be used to establish a daily practice, and promote relaxation, stress reduction, and increased concentration.

Amy Rosenblatt

I have been regularly facilitating mindfulness meditation groups since 2011, after receiving training and supervision by a supervisor who specialized in mindfulness practice.  During the Mindfulness Mondays drop-in groups, I primarily use a mindful breathing practice, with some interpersonal processing at the beginning and end of group.  Additionally, I prefer to incorporate some discussion of how mindfulness can be practiced ‘while on-the-go’, as many CSUN students (or just human beings in general!) have busy lives with many demands.