Koru Mindfulness and Meditation Series for Faculty

Korus Mindfulness for Faculty will not be offered in fall 2021, but faculty are welcome to join the program for staff and faculty. Please find information and register through PEP: Professional Education Portal.  Search under “Koru.” Limited to 12 faculty participants. Must be able to attend all sessions.

Instructor: Kiz Adams, UGA Well-being Coordinator and Certified Koru Instructor. 

Koru Basic 1.0: Mindfulness and Meditation

Looking to develop a mindfulness practice that will increase focus and attention, decrease level of anxiety, and improve sleep? “Mindfulness” has become quite the buzzword these days.  What place does mindfulness have in a work setting?  Well, as it turns out . . . a lot.  We now have the hard science that proves that developing mindfulness through the practice of meditation reduces stress, improves focus, and leads to better decision making. 

 Koru Mindfulness is 4-week series offered to faculty through the Faculty Learning Series in which participants meet weekly for 60 – 75 minutes to learn and practice skills for mindfulness.  The program was developed by two physicians at Duke University’s Health Center and has been used successfully there for 15 years to help individuals learn skills for managing stress and reducing anxiety. 

What is required of participants?

  • A commitment to attend all four training sessions 
  • A member of UGA faculty
  • An open and curious mind
  • A desire to approach life in a less stressed, calmer, more focused way
  • A sincere willingness to try to practice the techniques learned in the class for 10 minutes a day

If interested, please sign up through the Professional Education Portal at www.pep.uga.edu. You can search by name “Koru.”