Practical Matters

Shirley Banks
2011 unpublished
This report describes the first three iterations of the mini-course entitled "Meditation for Health," taught by a Health Educator at Emory University Student Health Services in the Fall semester of 2009 and Spring semester of 2010. The course was intended to introduce students to mindfulness meditation and lovingkindness meditation as tools for improving concentration , reducing stress, improving immunity to certain illnesses, and improving the meditators' overall sense of wellbeing. The
more » ... ion suggests that the curriculum met its objectives and that university students are interested in learning meditation as a means of improving academic performance through enhanced concentration and sense of wellbeing. The report is intended as a reflection on the curriculum rather than as research findings.