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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.

Fall 2018 Opportunities

Partnership with Monterey Bay Meditation Studio (MBMS)

Student Services has partnered with MBMS, which is located in Pacific Grove, 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 August 20.

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.

91188 CACS 8520 A, Mindfulness for Graduate Students (1 credit)
August 27 - October 4, 4:00-5:50 pm, McGowan Wellness Space (MG215)
Instructor: Katie Dutcher

90679 TIAG 8520 A, Mindfulness for Interpreters (1 credit)
August 27 - October 17, 12:00-1:50 pm, McGowan Wellness Space (MG215) 
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.