INTS 395: Field-Based Work
INTS 395-004: Meditation, Mindfulness and Stress Management
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM MTWRF
Innovation Hall 215G
Section Information for Fall 2016
A growing body of research literature points to the benefits of mindfulness and meditation for mental and physical health. Although these terms are closely related, they are not identical. Mindfulness practice is one of many approaches to meditation; and mindfulness is applicable not just to meditation techniques but to a wide variety of daily life activities as well. These techniques assist us in combating what Rick Hanson calls the Negativity Bias: human beings’ wiring for the fight or flight stress response. By using meditation, mindfulness, and other techniques, and by learning more about how to manage our stress responses, we increase our well-being and life satisfaction.
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Course Information from the University Catalog
Directed field studies in topic not otherwise available to students. Notes: Topics vary, but entire course or significant component is located off campus. In addition to field work, course may also include reading assignments, tutorials, lectures, papers, presentations, portfolios, journals, and exams. Students bear costs of required field trips and should consult the Center for Social Action and Integrative Learning for more information. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 24 credits.
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