While we are all on different personal journeys that influence our mental and emotional wellness, 2020 has been a difficult year with unique challenges that can weigh heavily on anyone. 

Mesa Wellness 360, in partnership with M2 Well-Being, is excited to announce the Healthy Mind Series, an opportunity to focus on tools that support your mental and emotional well-being. These "deep-dive" mindfulness workshops will be offered weekly, Wednesdays from 12pm- 1pm, between September 16- October 21, 2020 (Mindfulness for Family on Oct. 21 will be from 3pm- 4pm to better accommodate families).


All City of Mesa employees are welcome to sign up for as many classes as you like. Mesa 360 participants can earn 50 points for each class (Wellbeing Class category) or attend 5 of the 6 classes and earn 200 points (Wellbeing Program Category)! Classes cannot be applied to both categories.


Because we understand that this time doesn't fit into everyone's schedules, we are recording all the classes and making them available on this webpage, on demand, 48 hours after the live class. You many attend classes live or watch the recorded classes, or a combination of both. Please note that to earn wellness points when you watch a recording, you must input your name and email address when prompted during the video.


To sign up please visit https://m2wellbeing.as.me/cityofmesa.


Recordings available

Please note that to earn wellness points when you watch a recording, you must input your name and email address when prompted during the video.


Wednesday, September 30

12:00pm- 1:00pm


Mindful Self-Compassion

Have you ever noticed the tendency to be kinder to others than to yourself?  You are not alone. We all have a built-in negativity bias and an inner critique than is often unsupportive of even our best efforts. This class uses experiential exercises, guided mindfulness practice and interactive discussion to cultivate inner acceptance and inner strength, toward a more supportive and kind relationship with oneself.

Wednesday, October 7

12:00pm- 1:00pm

Working with Difficult Emotions

Difficult emotions can come in all shapes and sizes from chronic nagging ones to acute emotional storms to trauma rooted ones. To be a human being is to be an emotional being. There is no way around that fact, but there is a way in, around and through difficult emotions. This class offers experiential exercises, guided mindfulness practices and interactive discussion to skillfully navigate the rough waters of emotions and build a skill set for emotional regulation.

Wednesday, October 14

12:00pm- 1:00pm

Mindfulness of Bias

We all have biases, preferring comfort over pain and hydration over thirst.  But we also have biases below the surface, often unnamed or even completely unconscious.  Using a mindful lens to illuminate our hidden biases can be liberating and healing. This presentation includes experiential exercises, guided mindfulness practice and interactive discussion to learn to uncover our biases with curiosity, cultivate perspective-taking and release of our unexamined conditioning.

Wednesday, October 21

3:00pm- 4:00pm

Mindfulness for Family

Our families are laboratories teaching us how to move and interact in the world of relationships. With our current stay-at-home routines, we are all spending a lot of time in the lab right now! Learn how the mindfulness skills of non-judgmental presence and emotional recognition and regulation can uplift your family unit. This presentation uses experiential exercises, guided mindfulness practice and interactive discussion. This class is most appropriate for parents of children ages 4- 12. Anyone in your family is welcome to join in!