Koru Mindfulness offered by DFE
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.
DFE offers the introductory course, Koru Basic, multiple times a semester and the follow-up course, Koru 2.0, at least once a semester. Links to register for available courses will be posted to this page and advertised through the DFE Email List.