This course was inspired by the work of Dr. Richard Davidson, professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and founder/chair of The Center for Healthy Minds. He distilled his work into a simple moniker, 5-3-1, and introduced it on the Today Show back in July of last year. This audio course is divided into three 20 minute sessions. In each session, you will do all three practices. However, in each session, you will spend a little more time on one of the practices to give it some depth and context. Consider keeping a journal to capture your thoughts and insights.
Check it out, where it all started: Today Show – Seeking Happiness at Work?
Session One: Meditation
Additional Videos on Meditation:
- Misconceptions of meditation
- Meditation for beginners
- Meditation for beginners with animation
- Dan Harris: Hack Your Brain’s Default Mode with Meditation
Session 2: Gratitude
Additional Resources on Gratitude:
Session 3: Kindness
Learn how to incorporate movement into this meditation practice of Loving Kindness.
To request the above Kindness Card to pass around in your department, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ripple effect starts with one. One person to hold open a door. One person to leave a note on someone’s car complimenting their awesome parking skills. One person to write a thank you letter to a teacher. One person to be a spark of kindness when another really needs it. Check out a plethora of kindness ideas.
How can you express kindness here at UW Health?
Additional Resources on Kindness:
- Stanford University: Center for Compassion & Altruism Research & Education (CCARE)
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
- Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care by Cleveland Clinic
- The Power of Kindness by Piero Ferrucci
- The Kindness Handbook: A Practical Companion by Sharon Salzberg
- LovingKindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg