Koru Mindfulness offered by DFE

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A core value of the Duke Financial Economics Center is teaching students life skills that will serve them not only professionally but more broadly as they embark on their post-college lives. DFE now offers the Koru Mindfulness curriculum, an evidence-based mindfulness training program that is designed to meet the needs of college-age students.

In four 75-minute classes, participants learn how to

  • more effectively manage stress through skills training
  • become more aware of thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to their stress levels
  • build and sustain a meditation practice

Koru was developed by mental health practitioners at Duke Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) and has grown in popularity well beyond Duke. In a randomized, controlled trial of Koru, students reported feeling more calm, mindful, rested, and compassionate toward themselves. Over 1,000 Duke students have done Koru.

While Koru was developed with young adults in mind, people of all ages have taken and benefited from the curriculum. All Duke students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to participate in DFE-hosted Koru classes.

DFE offers the introductory course, Koru Basic, at least once a semester. Links to register for available courses will be posted to this page and advertised through the DFE Email List.

Spring 2024 Courses

Koru Basic:
Wednesday, January 24, 31, February 7, and 14
1:30-2:45 PM in the Duke Wellness Center