Benefits of Meditation
quoted from Williams and Penman, Mindfulness, studies linked below
Anxiety, depression and irritability all decrease with regular sessions of meditation. (Baer et al.)
Memory improves, reaction times become faster and mental and physical stamina increase. (Jha et al.)
Studies worldwide have found that meditation reduces the key indicators of chronic stress, including hypertension. (Hick et al.)
Meditation has also been found to be effective in reducing the impact of serious conditions, such as chronic pain and cancer, and can even help to relieve drug and alcohol dependence. (Kabat-Zinn et al.; Speca et al.; Bowen et al.)
Studies have now shown that meditation bolsters the immune system and thus helps to fight off colds, flu, and other diseases. (Davidson et al.)
Regular meditators enjoy better and more fulfilling relationships. (Low et al.)
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
This 8-week online evidence-based program was designed to offer training in mindfulness meditation (formal and informal) and mindful movement practices. Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979, MBSR has since been systematically researched and, according to Brown University's researchers at their Center for Mindfulness, "consistently delivers positive outcomes associated with increased self-awareness and emotional and attentional regulation. In addition, outcomes have included reductions in symptoms for various physical and behavioral health conditions such as anxiety, depression, stress, chronic pain, and hypertension."
Course opportunities include:
weekly online group classes, 2.5 hours each week for 8 weeks
daily commitment to practice (guided)
one full-day online retreat
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Online Class
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MBSR for College Students, HONS 3020
Tuesdays 11-1 pm
Weekly beginning August 17th
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Hear from participants
Mindful Mondays helped start my week with positivity and a guided, safe space to slow down and reconnect to myself.
Please know that this practice has made me add in mindfulness meditation at other stressful times, helping me stay grounded and focused. Thank you for that.
I started weekly mindfulness meditation with Andrée a few months ago, and it quickly became an essential point in my week. Her calm and clear directions, coupled with just the right amount of talking and silence, helps me center for the week to come.
Meet Your Meditation Teacher
I’ve been fortunate to have found my “ikigai”, that coming-together of one's passion, mission, and strengths, twice in my life. Having spent my life in music, as a performer and educator with twenty-two years of college teaching experience at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University and over a decade of a dedicated personal meditation practice, I found my way to Brown University's Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher training program after witnessing the struggles my students faced during the pandemic. I felt called to help them find the peace that I have experienced in my meditation practice.
Since entering Brown University's teacher training program in 2020, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be guided in classes and week-long retreats with Florence Meleo-Meyer, Bob Stahl, Éowyn Alhstrom, Erin Woo, Kate Mitcheom, Patti Holland, and Brown's director of the Center for Mindfulness, Dr. Eric Loucks.
I am also trained as a Licensed Body Mapping Educator and teach an injury prevention course for musicians. Designed to bring awareness to tension and movement habits, Body Mapping trains musicians to replace faulty body maps with correct maps in order to rely on our bony structure to support our weight and allow for effortless movement. Developed by Alexander Technique teachers Bill and Barbara Conable, Body Mapping has grown to encompass a teacher training program through the Association for Body Mapping Education and is taught in university music schools and conservatories throughout the world.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
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"In an age of speed, nothing could be more invigorating than going slow.
In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention.
In an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still."