Sanjay Kumar

Sanjay Kumar

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Fish “Three-Week Refresher” Course Mindfulness Meditation Brain Study

February 28, 2021 by | Fish Interfaith Center

IMPORTANT NOTE – This program is specifically aimed for those participating in the current “Research Study on the Health Benefits of Mindfulness” undertaken by Chapman’s Brain Institute. If you have participated in the Fish 6-week Mindfulness Certificate program and wish to participate in this research study —  or you are interested in taking a future

Giving Thanks for What We Have Thanksgiving Blessings from The Fish Interfaith Center

November 25, 2020 by | Fish Interfaith Center

As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holidays, I’d like to share a personal mantra with you that I find to be true: In order to enjoy a future of abundance and happiness, you need to express gratitude for what you have in the present. Enjoy our “Tips for a Happy Thanksgiving” video For many of our

Ten Tips for Coping with “Election Anxiety” by Dr. Jay Kumar

October 26, 2020 by | Fish Interfaith Center

Hey Panthers, Are you feeling stressed over the upcoming election or anxiously awaiting official results? If so, you’re not alone. Nearly 70% of Americans report feeling apprehensive and nervous over the 2020 presidential election. That’s up from 52% in 2016! There’s now even a term for it — Election Stress Disorder (ESD). Why are so

Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind Strategies for Emotional, Mental & Spiritual Wellbeing

September 14, 2020 by | Fish Interfaith Center

Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind As a college student myself once, I know all too well how stressful, overwhelming, and anxiety-producing attending university can be—especially during these challenging times. Even as adults, we still require tools and strategies for managing stress and coping with uncertainty. If you can relate to any or more of the following right

Healing Our Nation’s Soul Reflection by Dr. Jay Kumar (Director of Contemplative Practices & Well-being)

June 30, 2020 by | Fish Interfaith Center

HEALING OUR NATION’S SOUL “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” Rumi If You’re Hurting, You’re Not Alone As Americans celebrate the Fourth of July and commemorate our nation’s independence, like many of us right now, my heart feels heavy. My soul hurts. While navigating through the array of conflicting emotions over the

How We Cope with Hope "Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind" Series (Week 2) with Dr. Jay Kumar

May 12, 2020 by | Fish Interfaith Center

How We Cope with Hope “Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind” Series Chapman University’s Director of Contemplative Practices and Well-being Advances Strategies for Coping During Crisis and Uncertainty. “Crisis-Coping” Fatigue Learning to cope in the midst of crisis and uncertainty can understandably take its toll on your brain, body, and being. These feelings can become all the more

Be Adaptive, Not Reactive to Change "Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind" Series (Week 1)

April 23, 2020 by | Fish Interfaith Center

BE ADAPTIVE, NOT REACTIVE TO CHANGE “Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind” Series Chapman University’s Director of Contemplative Practices and Well-being Advances Strategies for Coping During Crisis and Uncertainty. Navigating change is never easy. Whether it’s a health scare, personal loss, or financial hardship, it’s natural to experience anxiety, grief, and a lack of feeling in control.

Ten Tips for Calmness and Compassion in Times of Crisis Reflections by the Fish Interfaith Center Staff

March 13, 2020 by | Fish Interfaith Center

Warm greetings from all of us at the Fish Interfaith Center. As we navigate through these uncertain times, we recognize the ensuing stress and anxiety generated from the Coronavirus (COVID-19). From the disruption in switching to online classes or adapted work to the unexpected challenges in your accustomed way of life, please do know that

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