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Graduate students often lead busy and sometimes stressful lives. It is important to find ways to appropriately manage stress and build healthy habits into your daily routine.

We offer students several ways to cultivate a practice of mindfulness to help you unwind, re-center and improve your general health. Mindfulness practice has been shown to help with self-care, cognitive function, and your relationships with those around you.

Spring 2018 Opportunities

On-campus Guided Meditation

Katie Dutcher, co-founder of Monterey Bay Meditation Studio, will lead drop-in guided meditation on Thursday evenings at 6:15pm in MG215. Sessions will begin February 15 and run for ten weeks.

Note: no sessions will be held during the last two weeks of March.

Partnership with Monterey Bay Meditation Studio (MBMS)

Student Services has partnered with MBMS to offer three free meditation sessions for MIIS students. For more information and to receive a 3-class pass, bring your student ID to the Office of Student Services starting January 29.

Other Local Mindfulness Resources

Mindfulness Courses at MIIS

Two mindfulness courses are being offered during the spring 2018 semester and can be taken for credit. You can sign up for either course on BannerWeb.

Note: the curriculum and format for both these classes are the same; students from all programs are welcome to register for either class.

21524 CACS 8520 A, Mindfulness for Graduate Students (1 credit)
Thursdays 4:00-5:50 pm - January 29 - March 27
Instructor: Katie Dutcher

20922 TIAG 8520 A, Mindfulness for Interpreters (1 credit)
Fridays 12:00-1:50 pm - January 29 - March 27
Instructors: Julie Johnson & Marianne Rowe

Additional Mindfulness Resources

This mindfulness document provides helpful resources for self-study or for joining a mindfulness community, including:

  • Local meditation and mindfulness groups in Monterey County
  • Self-guided online meditations
  • “How-to” articles and videos

Middlebury Mindfulness Initiative

This site provides updated events and venues for mindfulness at or around campus, as well as information about mindfulness at Middlebury College.