Mindfulness

We live under the pressure of performance, competitivity and mental overload. Our attention is permanently hijacked by the digital world. COVID-19 and the ecological challenges add anxiety and painful sensations of isolation.

EPFL provides to all of its members the opportunity to practice mindfulness with the purpose to strengthen their inner balance and well-being.

How? 

This mental training produces a large variety of benefits.

WHAT DO I NEED ?

Nothing, you have everything with you at all times :

No experience is required and there is no need to change clothing.

Patience  : practicing regularly is essential to reap the benefits exactly like acquiring a new skill.

WHERE AND WHEN ?

  • Free of charge: Tuesdays 12.15-12.45 a.m. and/or 12.45 a.m.-1.15 p.m.  in the framework of the Sport and Health Center SESSIONS . In hybrid on Lausanne campus and online via Zoom. Free access for the entire EPFL community.

    To register, please start by creating an account with your EPFL e-mail address and click on EPFL Sessions (green box) to register for the sessions of your choice.
    >> Create your account
    For further info: [email protected]

  • On subscription: Wednesdays 17.30-18.30
    Mindfulness Course  proposed by the UNIL/EPFL Sports Service (SUL).
    No previous mindfulness experience required.
    This class is included in the SUL yoga and slow-fit membership.
    However, it can be taken outside of these memberships and
    is suitable for relieving stress and mental overload.

  • Free of charge: Wednesdays 12.15-12.45 a.m.
    Guided Meditation on EPFL Lausanne campus (at the Geode).
    For further info: [email protected]

What do I get from this mindfulness practice ?

Scientifically demonstrated benefits of this practice:


FAQ

Alain Herzog 2022

Two specialists provide guidance on the path to mindfulness

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At EPFL, Monique Borcard-Sacco and Xavier Gravend-Tirole use different approaches to mindfulness but share the same goal: to improve people’s mental health and well-being.