Jamie Derrick, Ph.D.
Mindfulness Resources/
U of Idaho

visit www.zen-sunflower.com for more resources from Jamie Derrick

Students . Faculty . Staff . Visitors . Community Members .   All Welcome.

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  • free weekly drop-in mindfulness meditation,

  • Spring Course -- University of Idaho --- coming again Spring 2019
    Psyc 404 or AOLL 504:Mindfulness and Well-being

  • 3.5 day residential meditation retreat (for a fee) offered with Dave Potter of Palouse Mindfulness -- if you have an established meditation practice that you would like to deepen with intensive practice.  It runs Oct 4-7 and will be held at a retreat center in Hayden Lake.  Contact Jamiederrick@uidaho.edu for more information. (flyer)

  • Here are is an upcoming event that may be of interest:
    1.  Frank Osteseski, a nationally renowned Buddhist/ secular teacher, is offering a one-day silent retreat in Sagle Idaho (near Sandpoint).  May 19, for $60.  The retreat topic is 'Gratitude and the Heart of Practice'.  The retreat site is on a quiet, beautiful ranch --- a lovely, peaceful setting.  He is a dear, warm, accessible teacher who is quite sought after as a teacher.  He just released a book that has been translated into many languages called 'The Five Invitations', about mindfulness at the time of decline and passing away. 
    Register online at:  https://www.regonline.com/gratitudetheheartofpractice

amie Derrick, UI Mind Founder & Mindfulness Educator/ Facilitator
Dr. Derrick a certified  Mindfulness Meditation Teacher (UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, accredited training program). In addition she works as a mindfulness mentor for UCLA's Intensive Personal Practice program and works with Inward Bound Meditation Experience to bring mediation to at-risk teenagers.

She studied MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) with Jon Kabat Zinn and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts, MAPS (mindful awareness practices) at the University of California at LA, and she is currently undertaking training in trauma-informed intervention at the Canadian Institute for Trauma Research and Education.   She is a certified yoga instructor (RYT200) through Prajna Yoga, Santa Fe.

She has taught mindfulness classes at University of Idaho, in her community, and at UCLA.  She has staffed teen meditation retreats (residential retreats) for iBME and Spirit Rock Meditation Center.  And offers a yearly silent meditation retreat for adults in Northern Idaho.  She offers some online resources including a 21-day mindfulness podcast, a facebook blog on mindfulness, and recorded audio meditations.

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

Jamie Derrick is 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)

In addition to the Wednesday noon practice, there are many resources that can help support your
meditation practice.  There are apps you can download.  One of my favorites is called 'Insight Timer'.  There are many types of free, recorded meditations.  And below are some online resources:

  • free weekly guided meditations
    for faculty, staff, and students at U of I and the community

     FREE, drop-in noon to 12:20pm (TLC 041)
  • Spring 2018, University of Idaho class (coming again in 2019)

    Psyc 404 or AOLL 504:Mindfulness and Well-being (Tuesdays 4:30-7pm)

    staff can take the class for professional development through AOLL 504
    click here to see a list of the course topics
    (will change slightly)


Media Coverage:

University of Idaho Argonaut, Oct 2, 2017
University of Idaho Argonaut, Feb 3, 2017
Huffington Post ...  January 28, 2016
University of Idaho Argonaut video, Feb 4, 2016
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....