KORU Mindfulness & Meditation

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What is KORU?
  • Evidence-based curriculum designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management. The curriculum consists of three components:
    • KORU BASIC: An introduction to mindfulness and meditation. Taught as a weekly, 75-minute class over four weeks by a trained and certified KORU Teacher.
    • KORU 2.0: An “advanced” class for students who have competed KORU Basic and are eager for more mindfulness. This course also consists of a weekly, 75-minute classes taught over four weeks.
    • KORU RETREAT: A half-day silent, mindfulness retreat for students wanting to try a more intense mindfulness experience.
  • The Koru Mindfulness program was developed over the course of a decade by psychiatrists Holly Rogers, MD & Margaret Maytan, MD to bring the benefits of mindfulness to Duke University
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    Benefits of Mindfulness Practice:
    • Grows compassion, self-awareness, andperspective
    • Increases regulation of emotions
    • Reduces stress, worry and fear. (The brain area controlling this (amygdala) shrinks.)
    • Improves working memory capacity –memory part of brain grows
    • Enhances ability to pay attention
    • Improves executive decision making due to increase in grey matter in meditators (as seen on MRIs)
    • Increases quality of life
    • Rivals antidepressants in easing symptoms of depression
    • Prevents drug and alcohol relapse

     

    KORU Key Factors
    • Taught in small diverse groups
    • Requires commitment to attendance
    • Focused and brief
    • Self-calming skills
    • Active teaching with language that resonates.

     

    Initial KORU offering

    KORU Basic

    Four, 75-minute classes

    Small groups of no more than 12 participants

    Each class includes:

      • Short opening meditation
      • Check-in
      • Mind-body skill
      • Mindfulness meditation practice

     

     

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