Fall 2017 : Mindfulness: Awareness and Habit - COLA 1500-024

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Fall 2017 : Mindfulness: Awareness and Habit - COLA 1500-024


Tue. Aug 22, 2017 - Tue. Dec 5, 2017 (16 weeks)
Every Thursday from 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM


Mary Munford House

Mindfulness practices have been demonstrated to help increase attention, reduce stress and develop self-awareness. Through formal and informal practices that bring curiosity to thoughts, feelings, and emotions, students will develop the ability to pay attention to the present moment. Mindful meditation, movement, walking, and eating will be explored. Daily habits of mind and action will be cultivated that impact attitudes to foster academic success and personal happiness.
Sandra Seidel (

CCOLA courses are 1-credit seminars capped at 18 UVA first-year students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences, all of whom are also assigned to the instructor as advisees. They are topically focused on an area identified by the faculty member; they also include a significant advising component centered on undergraduate issues (e.g., choosing a major, study abroad opportunities, undergraduate research, etc.). For detailed descriptions see here.