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Center for Integrative Health and Wellness

Student Mind-Body Course

The UC Student-Mind Body Course aims to reduce stress and burnout and enhance mental and emotional well-being for students through mind-body skills training. Students learn adaptive stress management and practice evidence-based, mind-body techniques that emphasize healing, self care, awareness, and work-life balance.

Mind-body techniques are effective for improving stress, anxiety, depression and wellbeing across a wide range of populations (e.g., Saunders et al., 2007; Shapiro et al., 1998). Mind-body skills training includes:

  • Meditation/Mindfulness
  • Biofeedback
  • Guided imagery

Course Specifics

  • 11-Week Session
  • Weekly 2-hour Meetings
  • Led by 2 trained faculty co-facilitators
  • Currently available for students in colleges of Medicine, Allied Health, Pharmacy, Nursing, CCM, DAAP, and Law.

For questions or more information, email Susie McDonald.

Student Mind-Body Course Sample Syllabus

Testimonials from Student Participants

“Take this workshop. If you do one thing with your time take this workshop. You owe it to yourself and all the people you care about in your life. Some of things you learn in this course may not be your thing, but I guarantee you some of things you learn will be things that stick with you for the rest of your life. It will change the way you think about and approach stressful situations, I would be very surprised if at the end of it, you weren't a happier, more laid back person.”

“I would highly recommend this course! The mindfulness techniques that I learned in this course have changed how I view myself and my coursework. I feel empowered to face the challenges that lie ahead.”

“Do it.  Put all preconceived notions, skepticism, and worry aside and do it.  You'll see a side of medical students you may not have known was there.  You'll gain a sense of community and place that you won't even know you needed.  It is wonderful.”

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