Koru Mindfulness offered by DFE
Registration is open for Spring 2020 sessions (see below).
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, students 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 700 Duke students have done Koru.
Spring 2020 DFE-sponsored Koru Classes
Please use the links below to reserve a spot.
Koru Basic (Classes are taught on Thursdays from 12-1:15 PM at the Student Wellness Center)
Session 1: January 23, 30, February 6, 13
Session 2: February 20, 27, March 5, 19
Session 3: March 26, April 2, 9, 16
Koru 2.0 (for students who have taken Koru Basic)
March 20, 27, April 5, 10 from 3-4:15 PM at the Student Wellness Center
If you wish to take Koru but these dates and times don't work for you, please visit the DuWell website for more scheduled sessions.