Merchant, Niloufer M.; Thole, Caryn M.; Hauslein, Patricia L.; Hoover, Steven M.; Berila, Elizabeth S.
The Mindfulness Education Initiative came out of the discussions of a group of faculty and staff who attended a session titled, The Mind/Body/Spirit Approach to Integrated Student Learning. So far, about 40 faculty and staff have evinced interest in being part of the group. A sub-set of them met four times during Spring 2010 during which sessions they discussed Barbara Fredrickson’s Positivity, planned a day-long “retreat” during Fall Convocation 2010, and met with Amy Bowen of St. Cloud Times who did a feature on the Initiative published on April 18, 2010. The group ended the semester with a potluck celebration.
The members of the Mindfulness Education Initiative intend to continue to meet as a Faculty and Professional Learning Community to discuss and pursue integrated approaches in their personal lives and in their work with students at St. Cloud State University.
Mindfulness Education Initiative Workshop Powerpoint Presentations