Koru Basic 1.0: Mindfulness and Meditation
“Mindfulness” has become quite the buzzword these days. What place does mindfulness have in a work setting? Well, as it turns out ... a lot. There is hard science that proves that developing mindfulness through the practice of meditation reduces stress, improves focus, and leads to better decision making.
Koru Mindfulness is 4-week series offered to faculty through the Faculty Learning Series in which participants meet weekly for 60 – 75 minutes to learn and practice skills for mindfulness. The program was developed by two physicians at Duke University’s Health Center and has been used successfully there for 15 years to help individuals learn skills for managing stress and reducing anxiety.
This workshop is available to all UGA faculty and staff.
Instructor: Kiz Adams, UGA Well-being Coordinator and certified Koru instructor
What is required of participants?
· A commitment to attend all four training sessions
· A member of UGA faculty
· An open and curious mind
· A desire to approach life in a less stressed, calmer, more focused way
· A sincere willingness to try to practice the techniques learned in the class for 10 minutes a day
If interested, please sign up through the Professional Education Portal at www.pep.uga.edu. Search by name “Koru.”
Thursday, June 17 from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Thursday, June 24 at 3:45pm to 4:45pm