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Fall 2017 : Mindfulness Practices - INST 2500

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Title

Fall 2017 : Mindfulness Practices - INST 2500

When

Tue. Aug 22, 2017 - Tue. Dec 5th, 2017 (16 weeks)
Every Tuesday from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Where

Munford Klazzroom at the IRC

This course introduces mindfulness practices to facilitate coping with stress and greater engagement with life. Mindfulness involves bringing intentional non-judgmental awareness to what is happening in the present moment. This course is highly experiential, using a lab/seminar format designed for college students to explore applications of mindfulness in mind-body awareness, mindful eating, communication skills and stress management.

* 1 Credit

Individual faculty and advanced graduate students may teach these courses with the approval of the Dean's Office, which acts for the Committee on Education Policy and the Curriculum. A maximum of 3.0 credits count toward the B.A. or B.S. in the College. INST courses count as non-College credits.

Instructor Sam Green, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Nursing at the School of Nursing. He has been practicing mindfulness for 20 years, beginning with the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction class and continuing with a number of other courses and retreats, including the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Professional Training program with Jon Kabat-Zinn. He has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes, and other classes through the Center. He has also introduced mindfulness practice to medical students informally for many years, and teaches an introductory mindfulness course for undergraduates at the University.