Mindfulness Sessions, Drop-Ins, and Classes

In-person and virtual opportunities!

Open to students, faculty, & staff

Mindfulness Drop-ins

Learn simple practices to help you focus more, stress less, and increase self-compassion in a supportive, laid back and kind-hearted community. 

Counting the Breath - a helpful practice when your mind seems too busy to stay focused (Mindfulness Drop-In 4//21/21).

About our Drop-Ins:

Wednesdays, 4:00 - 4:30 pm (EST).  No experience or pre-registration required.  Come and go as you please!

Each live session will include:

  • Two guided mindfulness meditation practices

  • Time for sharing, connecting, and Q&A 

Zoom Room >>
Meeting ID: 935 2557 4968
Password: 731083

Recordings from our last drop-in session:
Part 1 - Settling into Now (9-min) - In this meditation, we begin to let our bodies and minds naturally release tension by focusing on the here and now.
Part 2 - Letting Go (8-min) - In this practice we'll work on the attitude of letting go in order to open space for comfort and ease.

    ​​​Missed a session or loved a meditation we did?  To access our full library of past Mindfulness Drop-In recordings please visit our SWC YouTube page or SWC SoundCloud page. Enjoy!

      10-minute sessions held spontaneously throughout the term

      Mindfulness Pop-Ups

      A perfect opportunity to unplug and reboot with 10-minutes of mindfulness! Open to students, faculty, and staff.  No experience necessary. 

      Recording of our May 18th, 2020 Pop-Up - A meditation to find space between thoughts. 

       

      About Pop-up Meditations:

      Pop-ups are a great way to incorporate brief periods of time to slow down, focus on the present, and feel some stress relief when you are short on time.  They will be announced as they are scheduled.  Watch your inbox for details about days and times for these special mindfulness opportunities!

      Join Zoom Meeting >>
      Meeting ID: 938 6224 8250
      Password: 212762

      Missed a session or loved a meditation we did?  Recorded sessions available to view at your own time. 

      Questions? Email Laura.Beth.White@dartmouth.edu 

        4-Week Courses Held Termly

        Koru Mindfulness

        About:

        Koru Mindfulness® is an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management to college students. Koru classes are taught in four weekly 75-minute sessions following a curriculum comprised of a mix of mindfulness skills taught through guided practice, discussion, reflection, at-home practice, and readings that collectively help students manage stress, improve sleep, and focus the mind.

        Courses:

        Koru Basics: During this 4-week class you will be introduced to the practice of mindfulness and learn several skills, including meditation, for managing stress and enriching your life.

        • Next Session: In progress now.  Stay tuned for summer dates coming soon.

        Koru 2.0: This 4-week course is for students who have already completed Koru Basic. Koru 2.0 builds on the skills developed in Koru Basic and provides an opportunity for students to further their practice and deepen their skills.

        Click here for course overviews.

        Questions? Email Laura.Beth.White@dartmouth.edu 

        live, virtual mindfulness classes

        For a most enjoyable experience

        1. Find a comfortable, quiet space. If possible, set aside any devices you will not be using for this class and/or turn off notifications so you can be as present as possible. 

        2. Join Zoom Meeting
          • We invite you to join 5-10 minutes before class to say hello & get settled in.
          • You will have the choice to join with or without video. This is completely up to you. The instructor will mute all students but feel free to unmute if you have a question or to say goodbye at the end of class.
        3. Enjoy class! Set aside your worries, preoccupations, and expectations, take a few deep breaths, and allow this time to be one of nurturing and kind awareness. Your presence is welcome here, and you are enough.

        A guide to online practice groups, recordings, and more

        Mindfulness Resources

        If you can't make our live-streamed sessions or simply want more, check-out these other great resources for free guided practices. 

        Dartmouth Student Mindfulness Group through the Tucker Center
        Live, guided meditations through Zoom throughout the week. Sessions TBD. 

        Ten Percent Happier Live 
        Dan Harris interviews top meditation teachers and practitioners, there is a brief 10-minute meditation led by the guest and then a question and answer period.

        East Coast Mindfulness
        Live group meditation using Zoom, every Thursday, 12:10 - 12:50 pm EST.

        Insight Meditation Society 
        Daily meditation videos via YouTube. 

        Tricycle Magazine
        Online free live meditations. 

        Tara Brach, Pandemic Care Resources
        A list of guided meditations and talks to support you during these challenging times.

        10 Self-Compassion Practices for COVID-19
        Includes links to recordings.

        A Steady Heart in the Time of Coronavirus
        Videos 
        with Jack Kornfield & Tara Brach