"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." -Einstein

There are many circumstances over which we don’t have control. However, with understanding, awareness, and practice, we have a surprising amount of agency over our reactions and the overall experience. This three-part series of 1-hour online workshops includes mind and body-based exercises to help you better understand your experience of situations which create agitation, upset, and a sense that there is something wrong. You will learn practices that help restore a sense of acceptance and being okay in the midst of difficulty.

Workshop 1: Supportive Practice to Restore Calm
Workshop 2: Supportive Practice to Stabilize Mood
Workshop 3: Supportive Practice for Focus

Sliding Scale Pricing

The Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing is deeply committed to the wellbeing and flourishing of all communities. In order to make our programming accessible to a broader audience, we have implemented a sliding scale fee structure.

The suggested registration fee for this program is $15. We also offer  a scholarship rate of $10 and a supporter rate of $20 for those who would like to contribute toward making this programming accessible to all.

We do not want cost to be a barrier to participating in our programming. If you are not able to pay one of the listed registration fees, you are able to take the program at no cost.

Benefits-eligible University of Minnesota Employees and Spouses

Benefits-eligible University of Minnesota employees and spouses are able to register for free through the support of the Office of Human Resources Total Compensation Health Programs. You can also earn 200 wellbeing points per workshop through the University of Minnesota's Wellbeing Program. Learn more about other UMN Wellbeing Program offerings through the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing.


The online workshops are experiential and include both process-focused exercises to support the mind to better understand one’s experience and body-based exercises to support the nervous system. You are welcome to attend one or all three workshops. Please note, registration will close at 11 a.m. Central on the day of the workshop to ensure we can get you all of the logistical details.

Please note, this programming is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please seek the advice of your physician or mental health care provider if you are not sure if a class like this is indicated for you. This programming may involve observing negative feelings mindfully such as anxiety and may provoke feelings of distress. The class may not be appropriate for persons experiencing recent grief or trauma, serious mental or physical health challenges, chemical dependencies or suicidal feelings. Should you determine that the workshop is not appropriate at this time, you will receive a full refund.

Refund Policy

These workshops are non-refundable. Exceptions to this policy are granted for extenuating circumstances. For more information, participants should reach out to the Bakken Center's community relations office (mindprg@umn.edu, 612-625-8164).


If you have questions regarding the workshops, please contact the Bakken Center's community relations office (mindprg@umn.edu, 612-625-8164).

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