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

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

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  • free weekly drop-in mindfulness meditation,
    Wednesdays noon-12:20, We will meet in in TLC 041

  • Spring Course -- University of Idaho --- 3 credits
    Psyc 404 or AOLL 504:Mindfulness and Well-being (Tuesdays 4:30-7pm)
    3 credits, basic instruction and practice (see below for more details)


  • 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.  (This retreat was offered in October 2017 and will be offered again in October 2018) Contact Jamiederrick@uidaho.edu for more information.

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. She spent 100 hours studying MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) with Jon Kabat Zinn and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts.   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.  In Fall 2015 she offered a 21-day mindfulness challenge and podcast that reached 500 subscribers locally and around the country.  In addition she has staffed meditation retreats for teens and young adults through Inward Bound Meditation Education, a national meditation organization, and through Sprit Rock, a northern California  meditation retreat center.

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)

    Free, on-line support for your home practice ....  Facebook
    blog posts on mindfulness meditation &  mindfulness practices in daily living
  • Spring 2018, University of Idaho class

    Psyc 404 or AOLL 504:Mindfulness and Well-being (Tuesdays 4:30-7pm)
    3 credits, basic instruction and practice
    4:30-5:50 -- instruction & discussion in mindfulness
    6-7pm -- practice lab on relational mindfulness practices
    grading based on attendance & weekly practice reports & a class project

    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....