Mindfulness and Kindness at GVSU


Kindness Counts

Research reflects that even the smallest gestures of kindness make a big impact. Givers and receivers of kindness experience relief of pain, stress, anxiety, and depression, in addition to lower blood pressure, improved overall health, a slowed aging process, and increased levels of happiness. So why not make someone’s day by sending a virtual Laker Kindness Card today!

Two ways to send these easy-to-use fillable PDFs:

  1. Open the PDF, fill in the blanks, save the file, attach the file to an email, send to recipient.
  2. Open the PDF, fill in the blanks, take a picture of the completed card with your phone, text to recipient.

Either way, you’ll make someone’s day. Let’s spread some #GVPositivity!

Download a card:

We make a great team! Thank you! You are resilient! Because of your leadership...

 

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Trainings Offered

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Emotional Strength Training

We understand the importance of physical conditioning; what about emotional conditioning? How strong and resilient are we during stressful and trying times? How do we handle the constant pressure to perform in rapidly changing environments? 

This training focuses on strengthening emotional well-being, which is accomplished by caring for ourselves both responsively and proactively. Much like a physical regimen, this experience intends to build emotional muscle through self-compassion and increased emotional agility. Be prepared to work through personal or work related situations, and leave with a tangible process to approach situations in the future.

See upcoming trainings and register now at gvsu.edu/sprout.

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Interpersonal Effectiveness

Need to have a difficult conversation, but don’t know where to start? This training will help participants communicate effectively and will provide specific tools to address barriers of effective communication. 

Participants will learn how to use mindfulness to manage emotions that can interfere during interpersonal communication, and how to validate and listen more effectively. They will develop tools to help when communicating with people from diverse backgrounds and different disciplines. 

During the training, all participants will be able to use real life examples to role play and practice using the skills they learned. They will work through a specific script that will help them hone in on their message. 

See upcoming trainings and register now at gvsu.edu/sprout.