This semester University Health Services introduced Koru Mindfulness®. Koru, an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management to emerging adults, was developed at Duke University. UMass Boston joins over 60 colleges and universities across the country and around the world who are bringing Koru to their students.
The most frequent impediment to academic performance reported by students is stress, followed by anxiety, depression and sleep problems. Results from a randomized, controlled trial of Koru found positive changes in perceived stress, sleep problems, mindfulness and self-compassion.
During the first 2 ½ months, over 100 students enrolled in the program, and over 80 students are currently on the waiting list. University Health Services will offer additional classes during the Spring 2018 semester. For more information, please contact Linda Dunphy, UHS Health & Wellness Program at 617-287-5680 or visit the Koru web page.