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Fall 2018: Mindfulness: Awareness and Habit — COLA 1500-024

Title

Fall 2018: Mindfulness: Awareness and Habit — COLA 1500-024

When

Tue. Aug 28, 2018 - Fri. Dec 7, 2018 (15 weeks)
Every Thursday from 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM

Where

Mary Munford House

Individuals who practice mindfulness have shown increased attention, self-awareness, reduced stress, and more. Through formal and informal practices that bring curiosity to thoughts, feelings and emotions, students will develop the ability to pay more attention to the present moment. Mindfulness in meditation, movement, and walking and eating will be explored. Daily habits of mind and action will be cultivated that impact attitudes to foster academic success and personal happiness.
 
* 1 Credit
 
Instructor: Sandra Seidel
 
COLA courses are 1-credit seminars capped at 18 UVA first-year students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences, all of whom are also assigned to the instructor as advisees. They are topically focused on an area identified by the faculty member; they also include a significant advising component centered on undergraduate issues (e.g., choosing a major, study abroad opportunities, undergraduate research, etc.).  For more about COLA, see here