Linda Lorraine Seagraves, MA

Linda Lorraine Seagraves, MA

Visiting Faculty

Professional Title:
Wellness Consultant

About Yourself:
The dynamic and continuous movement of today’s world presents new, and interesting challenges. The dramatic change, tremendous challenges, and infinite opportunities are commonly understood as a global paradigm shift.

Is it possible, I wonder, to lead a happy, healthy, vibrant life, and still be fully involved in today’s world at work, and at home? It is not only possible, but I believe it is our work.

We have an unprecedented opportunity to actively engage in the integration of our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves as a way to live and contribute fully. With integration we deepen the awareness and increase our capacity to navigate more resourcefully, confidently and calmly.

Through years of training in mindfulness-based practices such as meditation, yoga and tai chi, and wellness practices such as Ayurveda, and plant-based nutrition, I guide individuals and groups in developing strategies to successfully live, work and play.

Your OSR Experience:
The idea of the learning organization is one of OSR’s deepest-held values. We study the dynamics, practice how to foster its structures, and explore how to live life from that perspective. Because of this preparation, I am informed and guided each day by my OSR experience.

Every year the flower of my experience blooms a little more, revealing intricate patterns and fragrances I was not capable of noticing while immersed in the academic portion of my journey. I see now when the seeds of my future were planted.

My path of discovery has now turned inward to the most profound dimension of systems theory, that of the vast frontier of the interior human experience. Here the mind, body, emotion and spirit come home as an integrated, systemic, inspired whole.

My OSR Story:
I have had the privilege of walking along with several OSR students as a degree committee member. The students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including military, Fortune 500 companies, and not-for profit organizations.

In each case the most important learning for the individual bubbled naturally to the surface supported by, and filtered through the network of academic explorations. The beautiful design of the OSR program, and the skilled and sensitive faculty and staff foster individual and organizational growth, transformation and renewal.

Bio:
Linda Seagraves is a wellness consultant specializing in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Ayurvedic wellness practices, Therapeutic Yoga, and Music for Healing and Transition. Linda conducts stress reduction programs for individuals, and groups in company and organizational settings.

Her ten-week stress reduction course consists of weekly, one hour sessions, which include a wide range of mindfulness-based practices. The program is modeled upon the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s internationally renowned Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction program created by Jon Kabat-Zinn and delivered by the Center for Mindfulness.

Career highlights:

  • U. S. Marine Corps officer
  • Bank vice-president and cashier
  • Senior project manager
  • Leadership Development program designer
  • Organizational Development Consultant