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

Take part in Mindfulness for All, a drop-in series designed to help participants sharpen listening skills, gain insights about motivations and implicit biases, and expand awareness of and compassion for others’ lived experiences.

The Vipassana Meditation Center (VMC) of Shelburne, MA offers twice monthly 10-day residential, silent meditation courses. VMC, in partnership with UMass Amherst, is reserving ten spaces for Five College students, faculty, and staff for December 26, 2018 and March 13, 2019 courses. Click here to apply.