COVID-19 has caused many unexpected shifts in the way most of us live our lives. In light of this, CFACS understands it is necessary to proceed with a firm base of mindfulness within ourselves. In an effort to help as many people as possible, we have tips on how to mindfully accept changes.
Center for Applied Contemplative Studies
The Center for Applied Contemplative Studies (CFACS) was created to assist members of the UNC community and beyond in cultivating mindfulness in their personal, professional, and scholarly lives.
We strive to provide that assistance in your development. Whether you’ve been practicing mindfulness for years or have never heard of it before: Welcome!
What is Mindfulness?
We define mindfulness as learning to direct one's awareness and attention on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations.
The practice of mindfulness can often be described as a subset of Contemplative Studies, which focus on the power and value of introspection, compassion, and critical thinking in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding.
Want Opportunities to Practice?
CFACS hosts plenty of interactive and fun events, including contemplative practices trainings, meditation drop-in sessions, workshops, retreats and more.
The Mindful Affinity Fellowship (Mindful AF) is the UNC student branch of CFACS. Here you will find students’ stories, learn about student-oriented events and programs.
A strong community is one of the best ways to expand the concepts of contemplative studies, and we want to help foster these in as many ways as possible. We’re gathering to build mindfulness communities with those who share your interests—both in-person and virtually!
More details coming soon!
Rocky Mountain Dialogues on Mindfulness in Higher Education
An Interview with Dr. Michael Kimball by Nichelle Taylor an Anthropology major at UNC.
May 11, 2020
Camille's Mindfulness Journey
Hear from a UNC student about her perspective on how attending the Mindfullness Conference opened up her eyes and her mind.
April 21, 2020