Student Wellness Tip: Incorporate Mindfulness Into a First-Year Seminar


To provide first-year students with self-care and stress-relief skills, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis faculty and staff introduced mindfulness training into first-year seminar courses.

The four-week training, led by certified IUPUI employees, promotes wellness, community and active learning among participants and improved student mental health.

IUPUI faculty and staff wanted to address student mental health concerns and provide tools for stress management to students, particularly in light of the pandemic.

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