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Koru Mindfulness

Less Stress. Better Sleep. Less Self Judgment.

Contact Information

Dean Paula Fitzpatrick

508-767-7550


Location

Founders Hall - Room 317

Graphic for Koru Mindfulness, a four-session mindfulness training program taught by teachers trained and certified by the Center for Koru Mindfulness. Koru is the New Zealand Maori word for the unfurling fern frond.

Koru Mindfulness is a four-session mindfulness training program taught by teachers trained and certified by the Center for Koru Mindfulness. Koru is the New Zealand Maori word for the unfurling fern frond.

Koru program basic structure:    

  • Four, virtual 75-minute classes
  • Classes are small groups of up to 16 participants
  • Each class includes:
    • short opening meditation
    • check-in
    • mind-body skill
    • mindfulness meditation practice

Weekly Skills and Guided Meditations:

Class 1:     

  • Dynamic Breathing
  • Diaphragmatic Breathing
  • Body Scan

Class 2:     

  • Walking Meditation
  • Gatha Meditation

Class 3:

  • Guided Imagery
  • Labeling Thoughts

Class 4:     

  • Eating Meditation
  • Labeling Feelings

 

Headshot of Dean Paula Fitzpatrick of Assumption UniversityPaula Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Assumption University.  She is a certified Koru teacher and has completed the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness Practice Teaching Intensive, the second formal program in Teacher Education for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and is trained to teach the full 8-week MBSR program.  She has experience teaching and conducting research in mindfulness and meditation, positive psychology, and interpersonal synchrony in both typical and atypical populations.  Her research has been funded by NIH and NSF and employs innovative, multi-method research designs and the formation of collaborative research teams with diverse backgrounds that cut across disciplinary expertise—developmental psychology, clinical psychology, social psychology, movement science, neuroscience, and education.  
 


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