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Jamie Derrick, Ph.D.
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mindfulness Resources/
University of Idaho

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amie Derrick, UI Mind Founder & Mindfulness Educator/ Facilitator
Dr. Derrick a certified  Mindfulness Meditation Teacher (UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, accredited training program). She also spent 100 hours studying MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) with Jon Kabat Zinn and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts.  

She has taught mindfulness classes at University of Idaho, in her community, and at UCLA. She offers classes in the Moscow community at the Nourish Yoga Studio.  In addition she has staffed meditation retreats for teens and young adults through Inward Bound Meditation Education, a national mediation organization, and through Sprit Rock, a northern California Buddhist meditation Center.

She is a welcoming teacher.  No experience needed to attend her classes.
(and check out other resources below)

Jamie Derrick Quoted in the Huffington Post
'6 steps for making mindless activities more mindful'

Also featured on TEDx Uidaho where she spoke about mindfulness and kindness
watch her talk on YouTube:  A Kindness Revolution

other information about
health and performance benefits (click links for more information)

  • free weekly guided meditations (drop in resuming in January of 2017)
    for faculty, staff, and students at U of I and the community

     FREE, drop-in noon to 12:25pm
    location TBA --- watch for it in 2017!

    Free, on-line resources .... coming soon to YouTube
    recorded mindfulness meditation
    suggested mindfulness practices in daily living




other classes and events


Media Coverage:

Dr. Derrick was recently interviewed with other mindfulness experts by the Huffington Post ...  January 28, 2016
University of Idaho Argonaut, January 20, 2016 ... link coming
University of Idaho Argonaut, Sept 26, 2015
University of Idaho Argonaut, Feb 13, 2015
Lewiston Tribute, April 25, 2015 (Balance Insert)
Idaho Public Radio, May 8, 2015
KRFP Yin Radio Interview, May 10, 2015

Opinion Pieces for Argonaut written by Jamie Derrick
Taming Your Mind, January 15, 2016
U of I is a stressed out campus, October 15, 2015
The Value of Labeling Emotion, October 22, 2015
Mindfulness is Kind, November 12, 2015

watch for upcoming articles on kindness, gratitude, focus, and more....

  • Drop in Mindfulness Mediation, University of Idaho Noon-12:25 ... returning Spring 2017
  • Mindfulness & Well-being: University of Idaho for credit class Psychology 404-05
    • Spring 2017 ... most likely to be offered late afternoon on Wednesdays
    • Experiential learning --
      topics covered
Health Benefits of Mindfulness: 
  • Better Immune Functioning: Evidence also suggests that mindfulness meditation has numerous health benefits, including increased immune functioning (Davidson et al., 2003; see Grossman, Niemann, Schmidt, & Walach, 2004 for a review of physical health benefits).
  • Decreased Anxiety and Depression: University of New Mexico researchers found that participation in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course (8 weeks) decreased anxiety and depression.
  • Less Stress: Office workers who practiced MBSR for twenty minutes a day reported an average 11% reduction in perceived stress.
  • Less Negative Emotion: Meditation also activates the brain region associated with calmer reactions to stressful or negative situations (Cahn & Polich, 2006; Davidson et al., 2003).
  • Calmer Reactions to Conflict/ Better Relationships: Mindfulness protects against the emotionally stressful effects of relationship conflict (Barnes et al., 2007), is positively associated with the ability to express oneself better (Dekeyser el al., 2008) and predicts relationship satisfaction (Barnes et al., 2007; Wachs & Cordova, 2007).
Academic Benefits of Mindfulness:
  • Stronger Working Memory: Chambers et al. (2008) found that novice meditators had decreased negative emotion and better working memory compared with a control group.

    More Focused Attention: Researchers find that the meditation results in significantly better performance on measures of attention and cognitive flexibility. (Moore & Malinowski, 2009).

    High Scores on Quizzes: A study of college undergraduates found that meditation before lectures resulted in better performance on quizzes right after the class (Ramsburg & Youmans, 2013)

    Faster Thinking/ Less Distraction: Mindfulness meditation practice appears to increase information processing speed (Moore & Malinowski, 2009), as well as decreases in having thoughts that are unrelated to the task at hand (Lutz et al., 2009).

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