Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a powerful tool to help you stay calm, focused, and on track for academic success. Benefits of mindfulness include:

  • Feeling more calm, happy, and relaxed
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Improved concentration, focus, and academic performance
  • Better sleep
  • Stronger immune system

You can get started practicing mindfulness with a free four-session workshop or try some mindfulness practices on your own using mindfulness apps or online resources.

Other campus resources to check out include mind-body and yoga classesmeditation groups; and the meditation corner in the Rec Center’s Wellness Center.

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Koru Workshop  •  Rec Center Classes  •  Meditation Group  •  Mindfulness Apps

Mindfulness Events

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Self-Compassion

Mondays, 4 – 5:30 p.m. in Middlesex House
October 21, 28; November 4

Three-session free workshop open to all students. Learn how mindfulness meditation can help you cultivate greater self-acceptance and self-compassion. By being a compassionate observer of your own experiences, thoughts and feelings, you can increase resilience and find greater peace in your life.
Register by contacting Elizabeth Hare, LICSW at ehare@umass.edu.

The Vipassana Meditation Center (VMC) of Shelburne, MA offers twice monthly 10-day residential, silent meditation courses. VMC, in partnership with UMass Amherst, reserves course space for Five College students, faculty, and staff. Click here to apply.