Oct. 13, 2021 | LITTLE ROCK — The College of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Mindfulness Program is providing a four-week on-line introduction course to the general public beginning Oct. 28.
The four-week class meets weekly on Thursdays at 8-9:15 p.m. from Oct. 28 to Nov. 18.
The course, referred to as Koru Mindfulness, is an introduction to mindfulness meditation and stress-management abilities. These abilities assist members totally expertise life moment-to-moment with kindness and with out judgment. It helps members study to extend self-compassion whereas discovering steadiness in life.
The UAMS Mindfulness Program’s licensed instructors have taught Koru Mindfulness to college students, college and trainees at UAMS since 2017. Now, the course can also be obtainable to the general public.
The course is $120, which features a guide and the Koru Mindfulness app of guided meditations and studying supplies, which members will proceed to have the ability to entry after the course is full. This course might be carried out in a digital format over the Zoom platform.
To register, go to Mindfulness.UAMS.edu or go on to the course Eventbrite page. If price is a significant barrier to participation, a scholarship coverage is out there to keep away from turning away anybody with a real curiosity. For questions or to use for a scholarship, contact this system at UAMSMindfulnessProgram@uams.edu.
Koru Mindfulness is a well-liked and extensively used program on many faculty campuses in the USA. It was developed by Holly Rogers, M.D., a psychiatrist from the Duke College Pupil Counseling Middle, and her colleagues. It’s now an impartial group with a whole bunch of academics worldwide.
Parts taught within the course embody:
- Breath Meditation
- Stomach Respiratory
- Dynamic Respiratory
- Physique Scan
- Strolling Meditation
- Gatha Meditation
- Guided Imagery
- Labeling of Ideas
- Consuming Meditation
- Labeling of Emotions
This course might be taught by Amy Widner, M.A., RYT-200, a licensed Koru Mindfulness instructor and yoga teacher. Further programs and dates with our different licensed instructors might be introduced on the Mindfulness.UAMS.edu web site. Puru Thapa, M.D., directs the UAMS Mindfulness Program.
UAMS is the state’s solely well being sciences college, with faculties of Medication, Nursing, Pharmacy, Well being Professions and Public Well being; a graduate college; hospital; a foremost campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide community of regional campuses; and 7 institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Most cancers Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Backbone & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Analysis Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Growing older, Translational Analysis Institute and Institute for Digital Well being & Innovation. UAMS consists of UAMS Well being, a statewide well being system that encompasses all of UAMS’ medical enterprise together with its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with different suppliers. UAMS is the one grownup Stage 1 trauma middle within the state. U.S. Information & World Report acknowledged UAMS Medical Middle as a Greatest Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nostril and throat program among the many prime 50 nationwide for the third yr; and named 5 areas as excessive performing — colon most cancers surgical procedure, diabetes, hip alternative, knee alternative and stroke. Forbes journal ranked UAMS as seventh within the nation on its Greatest Employers for Range listing. UAMS additionally ranked within the prime 30% nationwide on Forbes’ Greatest Employers for Girls listing and was the one Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 2,876 college students, 898 medical residents and 6 dental residents. It’s the state’s largest public employer with greater than 10,000 staff, together with 1,200 physicians who present care to sufferers at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Kids’s, the VA Medical Middle and Baptist Well being. Go to www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Discover us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.