Mindfulness Meditation Will Be Offered for Credit in Fall Semester

Students will now be able to meditate for credit. Mindfulness Meditation (PHED101, Section 2) will be offered, for a second time, in fall semester 2016. The class is taught by certified meditation instructor Vanessa Cornett-Murtada, and is sponsored by the Wellness Center, Project for Mindfulness and Contemplation, and the Health and Human Performance Department.

The class, worth 2 credits, meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-3:10 p.m. for the first half of the semester (Sept. 7-Oct. 27). It will focus on an introduction to mindfulness meditation practices, with an emphasis on stress reduction, enhanced creative and well-being. Students will find this class under CRN: 43152.

One student wrote the following to describe the experience: “I found this practice on accident, in order to fill a credit requirement, but it has become so much more than that. It has become a part of my daily routine and has begun to shape the way I see different situations. My stress is magnitudes lower than what it once was, and hopefully, I can continue to use this practice to benefit my health and well being in general. This practice has transformed and will continue to transform my life, and I hope that it can do the same for others."

For accommodations regarding accessibility, please contact Kim Schumann in the Enhancement Programs and Disability Services office at (651) 962-6315.