Jamie Derrick, Ph.D.
University of Idaho
www.zen-sunflower.com for more info
on Moscow Community
FB page for announcements about events
UI Mind Founder, Quoted in the Huffington Post
steps for making mindless activities more mindful', Jan 28, 2016
other information about health and
performance benefits (click links for more
- free weekly guided meditations
for faculty, staff, and students
at U of I
and the community
noon to 12:25pm
in the Borah Theatre (2nd floor),
SUB, U of I Campus
- across from the bookstore
digital access is available starting mid-April
via Lync (Skype for
other classes and
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 and the 1912 Center
She is a welcoming teacher. No experience needed to attend her
(and check out other resources below)
Dr. Derrick was recently
interviewed with other mindfulness experts by the
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,
The Value of Labeling Emotion, October 22,
Mindfulness is Kind, November 12, 2015
watch for upcoming articles on kindness, gratitude,
focus, and more....
Events & Classes, Moscow Idaho
Drop in Mindfulness Mediation, University of Idaho Noon-12:25 on
- Live in Borah Theatre,
SUB/ Pitman Center 2nd floor | open to public
Digital Access available
via Lync (Skype for Business)
Go to this
link and join
Broadcasts will be live noon-12:15 on Wednesdays
UI staff/ students can download lync for free (information
contact the UI help desk with any questions
208-885-4357(HELP) Email: email@example.com
Mindfulness & Well-being: University of Idaho for
credit class Psychology 404-05 | AOLL 504-01
- Experiential learning
Health Benefits of
Academic 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
- 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).
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 &
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 &
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).