What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is about paying attention to your present moment experience with a sense of curiosity and non-judgement. It encourages us to live in the moment instead of worrying about the future or the past.
It has the potential to help us reduce assumptions and judgments about our experience and bring light to our thoughts and emotions.
Mindfulness at GatorWell
Koru is a mindfulness program designed specifically for emerging adults and college students. The course is four weeks long and is offered for FREE to UF students. In these classes you learn various strategies to help you be more mindful. Classes meet one time a week for 75 minutes and then you are asked to practice the strategies for 10 minutes a day outside of class.
Mindfulness workshops are offered throughout the year. Be sure to check back to see the latest opportunities. Typically a workshop will give you a chance to learn about various mindfulness strategies and then try out some of those strategies like belly breathing, walking meditation or a body scan.
Benefits of practicing mindfulness
There are numerous potential benefits of practicing mindfulness and meditation. Here are 10 benefits you could experience:
•Increase Focus •Better Sleep •Reduce stress •Less worry and more relaxation •Develop empathy •Have more positive relationships •Less depression and anxiety •Better resilience •More energy •Improved overall wellbeing