The Student Wellness Conference is a hands-on introduction to evidence-based practices that support academic success and personal well-being. Participants learn skills and insights that they can use to reduce stress, increase energy, improve cognitive performance, and support interpersonal relationships.|
The Conference is designed to:
o Introduce you to the benefits of mindful practices in personal and academic life
o Provide tools that you can take home to make your university career more enjoyable, sustainable, and successful
The Student Wellness Conference is presented by AMRIG, the Arizona Meditation Research Interest Group, a student organization of the University of Arizona (UA). Sponsors: Campus Health, Campus Recreation, the College of Education, the College of Humanities, and University Libraries.
Mindful Movement for Relaxation and Awareness: Lindsey Knowles, M.A., is a third-year Clinical Psychology graduate student at the University of Arizona in the Grief, Loss and Social Stress Laboratory of Dr. Mary-Frances O'Connor. She became certified in mindfulness facilitation at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center in 2012. Her research interests encompass the fields of psycho-neuroimmunology, contemplative science, and integrative medicine.
Art of Conscious Breathing: Michael Goldstein, M.A., received a BA in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010, where he worked as a research specialist in sleep laboratories and in the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience of Dr. Richard Davidson, investigating the effects of long-term meditation practice on brain functioning. At UA, he continues to investigate the relationships among contemplative practices, sleep, and well-being.
Cultivating Mindfulness: Deanna Kaplan, M.A., is a certified Cognitively-Based Compassion Training instructor for the UA's Center for Compassion Studies. Her current research interests include the behavioral manifestations of mindfulness and developing a smartphone app that will enable naturalistic research about meditation practice. Deanna earned an M.A. in Educational Psychology and served as a Research Specialist for the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences and an Instructional Specialist for the College of Education.
Moderator: Stuart Moody, M.A., is a certified Ananda Yoga instructor. He brought yoga and meditation to hundreds of inmates and staff in the CA state prisons in the 1980's. Through Green Sangha, a mindfulness-based environmental organization, Stuart offers leadership training for teens, civic leaders, educators, and community activists. He currently serves as Trainer in the Mindful Ambassadors program of UA's Campus Health.
Ventana Room, Student Union Memorial Center, University of Arizona (View)
1303 E. University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85719
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|